Request sent to the Largo Mayor and City Commissioners
It may seem to you that I am filled with too many suggestions for 2008 regarding Mill Pond Sub., better known as "Acacia", but I love my neighborhood and want to see it safe and pleasant to the eyes when driving through it.
As families have grown and more cars are needed for teenagers, our development now has three and up to five cars per house on an average. The emergency trucks (fire truck or ambulance) could not drive down our street because of cars parked directly across from each other. For that reason, many years ago I removed the grass from the curb to the sidewalk in front of my house and put commercial paving blocks. I now can park two medium size cars on those blocks (off the street parking). I ask all guests or workmen to park on those blocks. I do know in the City Ordinance that right of ways are not suppose to have obstructions on them preventing emergency vehicles from getting through. As our development is a closed housing development this becomes even more important to keep our streets open to emergency vehicles.
My suggestion is to prevent the owners from large expenses, if a tree can be cut down on the right of way by the owner fine, if it is too large, then the City will cut it down "free" for the resident.
All future houses built in Largo, whether it have a single car garage or a double, MUST have a double driveway and the developer MUST prepare the right of way in front of the house with paving blocks for additional parking. This would give four parking spaces to each residential house and certainly help the "off the street" parking problem.
Thank you for considering this recommendation and hoping that you will start this project within Mill Pond Subdivision FIRST.
Shelley Morris, Past President of Mill Pond Homeowner's Assoc. of Pinellas Co, .Inc.
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