Wednesday, June 17, 2009

City destruction at our home

This is the day the city came to put in swails (ditches) to solve a water problem we don't have. It was heart wrenching to watch them destroy the lawn we took care of so well for 7 years but the city has a right of way and can do what they want when they want.....so much for our taxes. Anyhow this is one side of our driveway........before and after.



















This is the side in front of our home. Real pretty huh? No they did not hit our golf ball mailbox which is one reason I was out there all day watching and taking pictures. I'm not sure they had supervisors like me at every property but I watched every branch break and every scoop of dirt. I think they nick named me "trouble maker" as even the mayor was out today right before they started on our lot.























I went to the council meeting the other night and even called the mayor but all I managed was to save part of our lawn which we use as a 2nd driveway since we do own 2 lots in 2 tax parcels. Watching them work was heart wrenching but I will let the pictures tell the story. Sorry that I can't get all the pictures in order but still haven't figured that out but I'm sure you can tell where it starts & where it ends.

7 comments:

Maxine Hodges said...

That is hard to look at the serenity of your lawn before the big machines moved in. I am so sorry!

Tona said...

That must of been heart wrenching. You have, (had), such a beautiful lawn. I'm clenching my jaws just looking at it.

rosegarden said...

That is so wrong - I am sorry - the easement is HUGE in your state. That is awful. Laura #5939

Betsy said...

Are they going to grass it over at least???? UGH

patty w said...

So sorry ! I know how hard that is to see.

marla said...

So sorry that had to happen to you. Groan what a beautiful yard you had before they messed it all up!!

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