How do I get speed bumps installed in my neighborhood. Especially near the bike trail exit to taylor lake park? People speed to fast and hitting a bicyclist is serious potential danger.
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We are on McKay Creek near the bridge at Hickory and Rosemary Drs. We were informed that the sewage contaminated soil that is dug out of the creek on Hickory will be stored or dumped on the empty lot on Hickory Dr. Is this true? We are not in favour of this as we are sure it will smell bad. How long will the earth be there?
On 138th St (there are probably others as well), the Dead End sign cannot be read by drivers coming from the East or West due to the angle of the sign and the tree that grow in front of it. As a result cars and large trucks turn onto 138th, thinking it is a through street. This is particularly unfortunate for the trucks, as the cul de sac at the end is too small for them to easily maneuver and they have to pull onto resident's lawns and into driveways too small and thin for their trucks. Perhaps an unobscured V-shaped Dead End sign facing East and West at the corner of 138th St and 126th Ave, including a No Truck sign, would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Monthly or quarterly gun safety class instructed by Largo Police Department with the attendance of parent/guardian. Although gun safety starts in the home (for those who choose to own guns) a class taught by the local Police Department would provide an opportunity for children/teens as well as the local community it have a positive interaction with local police while being reminded or taught for the first time gun safety related topics and remind parents/guardians of the importance of firearm security/safety both within the home and at the range.
Taylor lake park needs some tlc. Install a splash pad for kids. Or a dog park
This and other areas are very dangerous for left turning residents due to the heavy traffic during the rush hour times.
The soggy doggy day event is a great one and demonstrates there is very likely a market for it. I would pay $5 for an hour for my dog to go to such a place. It could have some tent shading for summertime and could mostly be shallow pools, sprinklers, and separate parts for big dogs (they could have a deeper pool) and little dogs. There are too many gators in the ponds around here for people to allow their water dogs to use them. Soggy Doggy Park could be a money maker!
Something really has to be done with the jay walkers in the Largo area. I drive up and down East\West Bay and Roosevelt every day and see blatant jay walking. Some cross the street, in traffic, making traffic slow down, and there would be a crosswalk just a few feet away. I saw a woman just yesterday walking across the street to a bus stop. Crossing where there wasn't a crosswalk, making traffic stop. Several people honked their horns and she gave them a middle finger. Unacceptable. This is dangerous behavior. Not only for motorist but for the person committing the offense. I am asking that the Largo PD step up their efforts and get the word out that if someone does this, you're going to get busted. Before long, everyone will realize that Largo doesn't tolerate this behavior and most people will stop. Get the word out then back up those words with action. The reason people do it is because there isn't much enforcement so people know they can get away with it. You will always have those that don't care. But at this rate, any change is good. The issue is out of control. Every-single-day I see them. Needs to stop. I guarantee that someone will get hit and killed if this isn't controlled. A 17 year old girl died today because she thought it was OK to not use a crosswalk.
We have residents, some tenants, that have need of financial assistance towards the restoration of their homes and/or properties, especially in the way of retired persons mobile homes. Some of the people have become handicapped as the result of old age or serious car accidents, etc., that can no longer do the heavy lifting that property maintenance requires and no longer have the income necessary to hire others to do the work. The city has the equipment to facilitate property care and not at the outrageous, punitive prices that is assessed towards owners of neglected properties. In one case that I am trying to help out at the present, a lady used the last of her savings to purchase a small mobile home in a local MHP under the assumption that all it needed was some aesthetics. She was sold a lemon. She needs about $2500 in materials alone just to fix the cover-ups that the former owner used to cover up the damages and sell her the property. The trailer is borderline condemnable. This program is not for those who are obviously able to take care of themselves or make up for the shortcomings of their landlords. The program is to elevate the quality of life for the lower income residents, (exclusive of the freeloaders), and the overall aesthetic appearance of the city no matter where you go in it. Such a program would also elevate property values and protect home owner investments by not allowing neighborhoods to run down. It is an investment in community. Referrals could be made by social workers or contractors that stumble upon hardship cases or other Good Samaritans who become aware of somebody's hardships. Part of community policing is improving properties so as to discourage the inviting appearance of run down neighborhoods to the criminal elements of the community. Up kept properties entice community involvement and community pride and increase revenues for the community.
I feel for the local business that have to deal with the loss of patrons because no one wants to turn into mud puddle to enter. The wear and tare on the vehicles from the poor road conditions. I had to have my front end aligned 3 times this year. So before we embark on new adventures I'd like to see some completed. Ulmerton has been under construction since 2005.