Pricey Borough of Seaside Haven:
I understand the borough of Seashore Haven will be removing and repaving the Centre Street tree islands linked with the Towne Club of Seaside Haven. As a taxpayer in Seashore Haven and resident on Centre Avenue for 27 years, I talk to you to take into account the citizens of Seaside Haven in this choice. An informal poll of 8 people who live on Centre Street, a few of whom stay in the Towne Club, uncovered:
1. The islands and trees include to the charm of the city.
2. They ended up amazed that another person wished them removed.
3. They did not concur that they ended up not managed. They deemed them taken care of properly sufficient.
4. Parking is not a dilemma and the islands support gradual down targeted traffic.
Of the eight citizens, two were being neutral (they could acquire or leave the islands), and one particular stated that probably the borough personnel regarded them a issue, but was not certain.
I stroll my canines all-around the islands 3 situations a working day, all year lengthy. The two islands closest to the Boulevard, in entrance of Barry’s and Triton, had ornamental grass that grew a bit also tall and should really have been trimmed. Also, the two flowering trees in the similar island want the lifeless wooden to be trimmed off the trees. These two challenges rarely justify eradicating all the islands.
With regard to drainage, the north facet of Centre on this block is not properly pitched for drainage. The islands did not halt the circulation of the drinking water with the islands clear, the h2o even now swimming pools. The only way to fix this difficulty is to re-pitch the street on the north side. Parking is not a issue. When the street fills up in August, there is always a no cost location within the block.
Unless of course a person arrives forward with a legitimate purpose to remove the islands or a suitable poll of the people is taken, the borough of Beach front Haven would be out of stage with the people, and my tax dollars would be unnecessarily used, repaving a non-trouble.
Douglas G. Tait