10 registered statements
Neil Brickfield inside Zip Code 33714
September 10, 2021, 3:17 PM
Joe's Creek Greenway is one of the most impaired waterways in Pinellas County! It is also the home to a valuable estuary. In one of the toughest neighborhoods in Pinellas, a long neglected area, this project is critical to improving the community. Erosion control? you wouldn't let your kids close to the Joe's Creek banks, they are too steep. A greenway trail? One of the lowest car ownership rates in Pinellas, people are bike dependent for transportation, ever carry your groceries on a bike? This waterway needs improvement, the birds and fish need clean water, the old-timers tell me about how they would swim in Joe's creek, not today. It's time to make a positive impact on the lives and environment of this community.
Melinda Schneider inside Zip Code 33714
September 7, 2021, 7:45 PM
Yes, There needs to be a community greenway trail into the Lealman and Kenneth City area for residents to be able to walk, jog, and ride a bike safely. This will promote a better and healthy community.
Flood protection, erosion control, water quality enhancements, drainage improvements are all needed in both Lealman and Kenneth City area. Each year the storms and hurricanes are getting stronger. Areas of these communities are now having flooding issues they never had to deal with in the past.
It is also important the the water quality of Joe's Creek is kept clean and flowing not only for aesthetics but for the wildlife that relies on the watershed.
Ida and Leonard Wears inside Zip Code 33709
September 7, 2021, 6:40 PM
Putting any kind of trail on the 5700 blk of 42nd Ave is ridiculous. This is a single lane rd facing Joes Creek and a dead end . It’s not even wide enough for large trucks to turn around they have to back up to exit 42nd Ave nor can 2 vehicles fit at one time going opposite directions . A trail would block all abilities and most importantly emergency vehicles entering or exiting. Do not build!!!
Marianne Easton inside Zip Code 33709
September 7, 2021, 2:03 PM
Ok if not down 42ndAvenue as it is a one lane dead end street. Firetruck, ambulances, garbage trucks would have trouble turning around and also no place for parking in the grass . It work on the otherside by the condos but not on 42nd.
elizabeth RIRIE inside Zip Code 33709
September 7, 2021, 10:11 AM
To think that the trail would be built in front of our house is just plain ridiculous. As it is, our road is not even wide enough as it is.....we are a street of just seven houses and the trail could easily be run on a north/south right of way just east of our homes and connect to the huge walkway just finished on 46th avenue. None of us want to look out our front door at a trail and a fence or anything for that matter! Back to the drawing board with something that would have less of an impact to our quality of life.
Chris & Barb Lloyd inside Zip Code 33709
September 7, 2021, 9:04 AM
Joes creek is out my front door, our street is a single lane dead end. Any vehicles entering the street have to pull into the grass you want to use for the trail to pass. You adding a bike trail with asphalt and metal guard rails will cause access limitations that will be dangerous when an emergency occurs. we have gone to every meeting the county has had on this and you are not listening or apparently don’t care there is not room on this small strip of grass for your trail. Presently all delivery service has to back down the road and what about fire trucks, EMT, Garbage pickup, there is not enough room. Please leave joes creek alone on the 5700 block of 42nd Avenue. Find another route.
Hugh Ririe inside Zip Code 33709
September 6, 2021, 7:58 PM
Joes creek is out my front door, we live in a single lane road as it is on a dead end 42 ave cars entering the street have to pull into the grass to pass as it is and you want to install another bike trail with asphalt and metal guard rails? No thank you we have gone to every meeting the county has had on this and apparently it’s falling on deaf ears there is not room on this small strip of grass for your trail. The garbage truck has to back down the road as it is and what about fire trucks, EMT Amazon delivery there is not enough room. Please leave joes creek alone. It’s a green space remember that before you ruin it.
Richard Miller inside Zip Code 33709
September 3, 2021, 11:29 PM
With all of the new construction with increased height of the new foundations. We are in need of drainage mitigation. Please take into consideration.
Jan Allyn inside Zip Code 33773
August 31, 2021, 4:38 PM
I grew up in the Lealman neighborhood. Its residents are mostly living at or near the poverty level, with low property taxes and historically insufficient infrastructure investment. Stormwater infrastructure is notably lacking. The Community Redevelopment Area designation has helped somewhat, but there is plenty left to do to help the Lealman neighborhood. This project would do much to reduce flooding and provide enhanced recreation opportunities, including providing connectivity to the Raymond H. Neri Community Park. The County is to be commended for pursuing this funding for a very worthy project.
August 28, 2021, 3:13 PM
I'm not knowledgeable on flooding, erosion, water quality or drainage issues, but believe all should be strengthened before more climate change impacts are felt. What I do know is that walking beside Joe's Creek on a near-daily basis is one of my great joys of living in Florida. Occasional sightings of manatees and dolphins are thrilling and educational. And always there are various birds to be admired. Currently I have access to only about a quarter mile of the creek inside our mobile home park and would really love to be able to travel further along the creek.
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