LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM

A Perfect, Long Overdue Clean-Up Project

Dear Editor:

I was asked by the president of Windwood Isles to spearhead a beautification effort related to Ed. Dietrich Sr. Avenue/SE 2 Avenue.

This letter is to inform you of the deplorable conditions of SE 2 Avenue, in specific, the grassy swales and the general upkeep and maintenance.

There are approximately 16 different condo developments along SE 2 Avenue, totaling over 1,000 homeowners, tax payers and voters. The point is, the entire avenue is a constant mess with trash, papers, soda cups and cans etc., all along the swales. It now looks worse than Dixie Highway used to look … It’s embarrassing!

This same condition exists along SE 7 Street, with trash and school papers. Maybe someone could talk to the school principal!

You may recall, a while back, the mayor and another person worked on getting “No through truck signs” put up, and it’s helping, but they still fly by, over the speed limit.

BSO is all over the School Zone speeders,* but do not enforce the other laws.

The bottom line is that we need a continued, ongoing effort by the city, the civic organization that adopted the street, and the owners. We also need our city commissioner to talk to the business owners and the empty lot owners about maintenance and periodic mowing.

I now see a real estate sign on one of the west side lots that says “For Sale, Multi-Family.” That’s a lot better than more commercial warehouses.

In conclusion, this avenue is our main and only thoroughfare to access over 1,000 homes.

This is not an attractive entryway to our attractive homes.

Please get it cleaned up now and on a regular basis. I am wondering if the city could add some beautification that might be conducive to the areas?

[I have] more than 20 years of volunteer community service. How about some pay back?

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

William Derian

Deerfield Beach

*Most school zones are 15-20 mph. Fines are DOUBLED for speeding in a construction area or school zone. Fines for speeding range from $155 to $605.

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