Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Better Jacksonville Plan

Today, I received a call from a concerned citizen about the Cahoon Road Drainage Improvement Project sponsored by JEA and the City of Jacksonville. I went out and visited the site to observe for myself how the contractor, Felix and Associates, was performing on this Better Jacksonville Plan project. Unfortunately, the contractor is doing a terrible job of controlling sediment at the site and the City of Jacksonville is doing a poor job of inspecting and making sure that they are in compliance with sediment-control regulations. As you can see by the pictures, the creek next to the site is filled with sediment from construction-site runoff and the sediment control devices in many places are not properly installed or have completely failed. We have called the City and are working to make sure that this site is brought into compliance.

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