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  • 67th St And 78th Ave Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    During the initial pickup of trim limbs the contractor used a centralized dumpster and then used tracked vehicles to pile-up collected trim limbs and then drag them two and sometimes three or more blocks from their pick-up location to the dumpster site. This method left a trail of broken branches and debris which ended up clogging the gutters. We have been advised that the second pickup will remove the fencing but I have a concern that if the contractor uses this same centralized drag and dump method, @#$% leave a trail of wood slivers, and rusted nails and screws and fence hardware and Pinellas Park City Hall will end up with a slew of complaints over flat tires. If this issue has already been addressed then please disregard. However, if it hasn't, I urge someone to take it seriously. Thank you.
  • 78th Ave & 67th St Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    It's been 10-days since the initial pick-up of organic debris by the FEMA Contractor. There are still numerous piles of vegetation, fencing, and contruction debris here in the Fairlawn area (see attached photo) and in other areas of the Park. Many people did not get the word about the seperation. They don't follow the internet and to the best of my knowlege I have heard no PSA's about debris removal for Pinellas Park on any of the over the air TV channels. When is the promised second pick-up going to take place because it is getting to be extremely unsightly. Some of our residents are taking advantage of the situation and the piles are only growing making it even worse.
  • 78th Ave & 67 St Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    On 10/02/2017 I reported ( Issue ID: 3743433 ) that the streets in the Fairlawn area needed to be sweeped because of the excess debris left over from the FEMA contractor's pick-up . I was told "Street sweeping is under a rotating maintenance schedule city wide. Once finished with the last section of the city will start from the beginning of the list. Contractor has been notified about incident. Thank you." The issue was then archived. Nothing has been accomplished to this date. Unfortunately, due to the city's inability or decision not to assign a sweeper to the Fairlawn area a good percentage of the debris has already washed down into the storm drains. However as shown attached photographs there still remain areas where sweeping is required. The people who live in the Fairlawn area take pride in their community and would like to see it cleaned up. The city has, or had?....two street sweepers which allowed for emergencies and a more frequent sweeping schedule . This is not the kind of customer service we expect from our employees.
  • 78th Ave & 69th St Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    Pile of brush and debris blocking right side of road heading south on 69th street. It has been this way since the FEMA contractor was in this area. It appears that no one from the city has been following up on the FEMA contractor's work. This photo was taken at 2130 10/4/2017.
  • 79th Ave & 70th St Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    Bravo Zulu to the City for getting the majority of the brush and debris piles removed from the curbs. There is just one problem. The contractor's removal method left a tremendous amount of debris in the roads; limbs and leaves. This could create a problem to the storm drains if we get a heavy rain.
  • 79th Ave And 69th St Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    There seems to be some confusion about Hurricane Irma debris pickup. The news keeps reporting on County pickup and schedules but on checking the county website it would appear that they are only referring to unincorporated areas, county property. What are the plans for Pinellas Park? This is very odd. I've lived here for over 40 years through quite a few hurricanes and floods and by now we'd be seeing Pinellas Park city trucks and front end loaders starting to removing the trash piles from the curbs. And what has made this worse is that because of the severe power outages many trees have been cut down or trimmed or even people's fences removed and placed out on the curb due to the need for access. We need help. Is there a schedule being worked out?
  • 6995 79th Ave North Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    Today, June 14th, was trash day, in Fairlawn Park, and in the photograph you can see the condition that Waste Management left the empty trash cans in on 78th Ave; all helter skelter over the street and lawns. In addition, whoever was working the back of the truck executed the final coup de grâce on my $75.00 wheeled trash can. I'd repaired it and reinforced it multiple times just to prevent this very happening but Waste Management has finally found a way to destroy it by slamming it down on it's lid instead of setting it back up on it's wheels. The three photographs of the trash can show the exact condition that I found it after Waste Management left. I did not move it an inch prior to taking the photos. This is not the first time I have brought Waste Management's sloppy performance to the city's attention. And for awhile Waste Management was doing better. However, it appears as if their supervision has once again slipped and they are back to a "not our problem" attitude again! Well, it should be their problem. We pay for trash removal and then we have to fork out $75.00 every time we turn around for a new trash can because Waste Management can't take two seconds more per can and set them up right on the curb? What's with that??????
  • 6781 Park Blvd N Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    The rubber and/or fiber ADA Sidewalk Tactile Strips on either side of the entrance to the " Lodges At Pinellas Park " 6781 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park, Florida are ripped, torn, loose, or otherwise in bad condition and have become a tripping safety hazard. They need to be replaced or removed per ADA requirements. 
  • 6991 78th Ave North Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    While taking an evening walk last night I noticed commercial type equipment and vehicles stored at 6995 78th Ave North and 6991 78th Ave North. At one time there was a pretty strict regulation about what could and what couldn't be parked in the front yards. Personally I don't have a problem with someone who uses an RV or boat on weekends and keeps them in his drive during the week but at this location it's beginning to look a little too trashy and commercial.
  • 6995 79th Ave North Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    I'm not sure if this is the correct category to bring this issue up under but if not I'm sure it can be forwarded. Pinellas park residents pay anywhere from $25.00 to $75.00 each for their garbage containers. Some have more than one. They don't expect them to be handled like a baby but neither do they expect them to be purposely abused and mishandled. They also don't expect to come home at night and find them out in the street. Today was our garbage pickup and we had put out five black contractor bags of neatly tied storm refuse; one large roll-out Rubbermaid garbage container; a small 18" x 18" x 4" yard decoration; and our Pinellas Park City recycling can. When the trash truck pulled up in front of our house the worker threw the black bags from the curb to the truck missing the opening on two of them. We were watching from in the house where we were unobserved and it was obvious that he was aggravated because he then had to make a special effort to retrieve them. He then picked up the yard decoration from the top of the garbage container, threw it on the ground and then grabbed the container itself. After emptying the container in the truck he literally tossed it in the air so that instead of landing on it's bottom or wheels it landed on it's lid. The reason this upsets us so is that I have already had to install a 1/4 metal bolt to replace the plastic hinge on one side and on the other add a piece of metal banding strap to keep the original plastic hinge in one piece from previous mishandling. We don't have an extra $75 to run down to Home Depot every time some one from refuse collection has a bad day. I went out, picked up the yard decoration and drove down the street and stopped the garbage truck. I did not speak to the man on the back of the truck but I did speak to the driver. I told him what his partner had done and suggested he talk to him, that he needed an attitude adjustment. I handed him the yard decoration. It doesn't take any longer to place the empty garbage can right-side up on the grass at the curb than it does throw it there. It also expends a heck of a lot less energy. And, half the cans in the neighborhood don't end up in the street as road hazards.
  • 7001 Park Blvd. Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    The drainage pond at Sam's Club needs maintenance. It's stagnant and the vegetation around the edges is being allowed to grow. Pond needs to be sprayed or mowed and then sprayed for mosquitos.
  • 6817 79th Ave North Pinellas Park, Florida - Pinellas Park
    The Fairlawn Park drainage ditch on the north side of 79th Ave is in nasty condition but both sides need to be mowed or sprayed with herbicide, which ever the city is currently doing. And if it looks this way in the middle of the park it mostly likely needs attention all the way south to the concrete outlet canal.