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(My Fox Orlando)   What does it say about your neighborhood when it might be leveled so the city can put drainage ponds in its place?   (myfoxorlando.com) divider line 79
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2013-11-27 07:22:41 AM  
It's in a low lying area?
 
2013-11-27 07:24:21 AM  
it's a black neighborhood?
drta
 
2013-11-27 07:24:56 AM  

Yakk: It's in a low lying area?


all of Fla is a low lying area :P
 
2013-11-27 07:25:45 AM  

People living in one Holly Hill community could be forced out of their homes, after city commissioners approved a deal to turn their mobile home park into a drainage pond.


It says your "neighborhood" is a trailer park.
 
2013-11-27 07:32:50 AM  
Will the residents leave when they're told to this time, or will we have another Katrina on our hands?

/I'm sorry
 
2013-11-27 07:33:16 AM  
It means you might need to pump up the tires on your "home" and drag it a few blocks. Boo farking hoo.
 
2013-11-27 07:34:08 AM  
poor people's problems. they want to get rid of those poor people who live in trailers across from the well to do people's $2,200/month condos.

Remarks:
Fully Furnished. Marina Grande on the Halifax is a high-end luxury community with a guarded gate, conceirge service, pool and recreation facility. This is creme of the crop!! This unit is beautiful furnished and available to immediate occupancy.Direct intracoastal waterfront unit, Spacious floor plans (3/3). Located on miles of beautiful walking/running sidewalks on the intracoastal waterways, down the street from the gorgeous Tomoca State Park area and next to pristine beaches. One mile from the ocean and within easy each of Daytona Beach and Ormond beach attractions. The spacious unit has a seperate storage unit and laundry room. Impeccable!! Must see to truely appreciate.
 
2013-11-27 07:34:35 AM  
It's poor
 
2013-11-27 07:35:55 AM  
They're called "Mobile Homes" for a reason. Just farking move them.
 
2013-11-27 07:36:48 AM  
At least drainage ponds don't deal in meth.
 
2013-11-27 07:39:46 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: It means you might need to pump up the tires on your "home" and drag it a few blocks. Boo farking hoo.


yeah go be poor and old somewhere else. I have a developer who wants to build here and I promised him he could have this property on the cheap. once we get everyone moved and the present land owner paid off we will reveal that we have a new report that says we don't need that property for drainage and I can sell it to my buddy. -Holly Hills city manager
 
2013-11-27 07:40:59 AM  
that your neighborhood floods EVERY SINGLE TIME it rains.

/Had part of my childhood neighborhood reclaimed as a "wetland preserve"
 
2013-11-27 07:41:57 AM  
It's not a big change - just go from 'Holy Hill' to 'Holy Hole'.

/Or Holy Hell
 
2013-11-27 07:44:04 AM  

mike_d85: that your neighborhood floods EVERY SINGLE TIME it rains.

/Had part of my childhood neighborhood reclaimed as a "wetland preserve"


they never said that neighborhood floods. they said they wanted to flood it so that some other place didn't flood. they're going to route the water to go there instead.
 
2013-11-27 07:44:51 AM  
That the city built first and planned second?
 
2013-11-27 07:48:50 AM  
You already have it in the tag, subby.  What more do you want?
 
2013-11-27 07:49:13 AM  
If the neighborhood is leveled, how are they going to drain stuff to it?
 
2013-11-27 07:54:24 AM  

Cyrus the Mediocre: At least drainage ponds don't deal in meth.


loldrugs.com
 
2013-11-27 08:00:21 AM  
I'm confused. Why is the park manager threatening to sue the owner and the city? Doesn't he work for the owner?
 
2013-11-27 08:01:08 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: That the city built first and planned second?


In Orlando? No way!!
 
2013-11-27 08:01:37 AM  
"We have to do something with the storm water that's coming off of us 1. We've been meeting with dot for almost a year trying to solve this problem."

What? Are they really writing first as 1.? dot as in DOT? If so, then what does the transport guys have to do with ponds?
 
2013-11-27 08:01:48 AM  
"You were lucky! We had to live in a lake!"
 
2013-11-27 08:06:56 AM  
I think we may have found an idea for what to do with Detroit!
 
2013-11-27 08:08:44 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Just another Heartland Weirdass: It means you might need to pump up the tires on your "home" and drag it a few blocks. Boo farking hoo.

yeah go be poor and old somewhere else. I have a developer who wants to build here and I promised him he could have this property on the cheap. once we get everyone moved and the present land owner paid off we will reveal that we have a new report that says we don't need that property for drainage and I can sell it to my buddy. -Holly Hills city manager


Perhaps you are right. Dont move em. But go forth with the pond just the same.
 
2013-11-27 08:11:24 AM  

NickelP: I'm confused. Why is the park manager threatening to sue the owner and the city? Doesn't he work for the owner?


Sure he does... until there is no more park for him to manage.
 
2013-11-27 08:13:09 AM  
The fourth one stayed up.
 
2013-11-27 08:16:09 AM  
Flood the trailer park? Do you really want to see a lot of this?

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-27 08:19:47 AM  

lucksi: "We have to do something with the storm water that's coming off of us 1. We've been meeting with dot for almost a year trying to solve this problem."

What? Are they really writing first as 1.? dot as in DOT? If so, then what does the transport guys have to do with ponds?


I think they meant US Route 1, as in the highway drainage
 
2013-11-27 08:22:29 AM  

lucksi: "We have to do something with the storm water that's coming off of us 1. We've been meeting with dot for almost a year trying to solve this problem."

What? Are they really writing first as 1.? dot as in DOT? If so, then what does the transport guys have to do with ponds?


I'll bite - US1 is a road, not "us first?"  DNRTFA
 
2013-11-27 08:24:20 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: abhorrent1: They're called "Mobile Homes" for a reason. Just farking move them.

yeah... all it costs is a measly $12,000 plus permits... no big deal for the poor people right?


Seems easy enough to fix.  If the city is willing to pay 1.2 million for a glorified drainage ditch, they should have no qualms covering the costs associated with relocating the mobile homes currently occuping said drainage ditch.  Its Florida, there are no shortages of available trailer park locations.
 
2013-11-27 08:24:52 AM  
It's a shiathole?
 
2013-11-27 08:25:53 AM  
When the rich need drainage ponds, the poor get drained
 
2013-11-27 08:28:21 AM  

ErinPac: NickelP: I'm confused. Why is the park manager threatening to sue the owner and the city? Doesn't he work for the owner?

Sure he does... until there is no more park for him to manage.


sounds like a hell of a way to burn bridges, make sure you are out of a job no matter what happens, and make sure no one will want to hire you.

oh what happened with your last job? 'the property owner wanted to sell so I spouted off to the media that I'd sue everyone if he did' thanks we will let you know!
 
2013-11-27 08:37:30 AM  
you have an HOA?
 
2013-11-27 08:39:19 AM  

lucksi: "We have to do something with the storm water that's coming off of us 1. We've been meeting with dot for almost a year trying to solve this problem."

What? Are they really writing first as 1.? dot as in DOT? If so, then what does the transport guys have to do with ponds?


The road, U.S.1, a highway, is experiencing difficulty with storm water improperly draining in the area.  The matter has been discussed with the Department of Transportation for almost a year in an attempt to resolve the issue of storm water draining.  It has nothing to do with the bicycle show owner in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-27 08:41:21 AM  
Why is it such a sin to be "not rich"?

I mean, if it weren't for poverty, you'd have to develop some other differentiating criteria like height or weight or hair color or heritage or skin  c  .  .  .

oh


8-/
 
2013-11-27 08:42:08 AM  

reillan: When the rich need drainage ponds, the poor get drained


We have a winner.
Why do you think the rich always build high on a hill?
 
2013-11-27 08:42:48 AM  

lucksi: "We have to do something with the storm water that's coming off of us 1. We've been meeting with dot for almost a year trying to solve this problem."

What? Are they really writing first as 1.? dot as in DOT? If so, then what does the transport guys have to do with ponds?


These.

Everyday I feel as though I have a better chance of scoring a job as a journalist or at least a 2nd tier proofreader. Granted, I would probably still lose out to someone that has Engrish as their second rangruage...
 
2013-11-27 08:43:56 AM  

vudukungfu: reillan: When the rich need drainage ponds, the poor get drained

We have a winner.
Why do you think the rich always build high on a hill?


To be closer to God, of course.
 
2013-11-27 08:46:31 AM  

Hobodeluxe: poor people's problems. they want to get rid of those poor people who live in trailers across from the well to do people's $2,200/month condos.

Remarks:
Fully Furnished. Marina Grande on the Halifax is a high-end luxury community with a guarded gate, conceirge service, pool and recreation facility. This is creme of the crop!! This unit is beautiful furnished and available to immediate occupancy.Direct intracoastal waterfront unit, Spacious floor plans (3/3). Located on miles of beautiful walking/running sidewalks on the intracoastal waterways, down the street from the gorgeous Tomoca State Park area and next to pristine beaches. One mile from the ocean and within easy each of Daytona Beach and Ormond beach attractions. The spacious unit has a seperate storage unit and laundry room. Impeccable!! Must see to truely appreciate.


Uh, if I'm paying $2200 a month, one of my views had better not be a friggin drainage ditch.  Not to mention if it doesn't really drain, it becomes a drainage pond, with lots of dengue and malaria to go around.  I would rather deal with the cheap entertainment of the trailer park residents.
 
2013-11-27 08:50:41 AM  
Hang on, let me ask Jeff Foxworthy
 
2013-11-27 08:53:55 AM  

cherryl taggart: if I'm paying $2200 a month, one of my views had better not be a friggin drainage ditch.


It's a MOAT!

It's a FEATURE!
 
2013-11-27 08:54:45 AM  
Let me guess, not too long ago the city filled in marshland or something similar to build a nearby development.
 
2013-11-27 08:55:31 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: tommyl66: vudukungfu: reillan: When the rich need drainage ponds, the poor get drained

We have a winner.
Why do you think the rich always build high on a hill?

To be closer to God, of course.

they apparently forgot about that whole tower of Babel thing.


You apparently forgot the 5000 years of architectural advancements that have been jiwrira walla maki la fa ruulda.
 
2013-11-27 08:55:43 AM  
When I was a kid we slept in the storm drains and we appreciated it!
 
2013-11-27 08:57:42 AM  

SpdrJay: When I was a kid we slept in the storm drains and we appreciated it!



Luxury!
 
2013-11-27 09:01:45 AM  
The good news for your pond scum neighbors is that they can go ahead and stay put.  Still have to drag their trailer away, though.
 
2013-11-27 09:02:48 AM  
None of you are rich that's for sure.
 
2013-11-27 09:04:44 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: give me doughnuts: SpdrJay: When I was a kid we slept in the storm drains and we appreciated it!


Luxury!

we didn't even have a picture of a drainage ditch. we had to imagine other people imagining a drainage ditch... and we were quite comfortable.



Something something kill us all with a bread knife.
 
2013-11-27 09:06:27 AM  
Private property rights. Does you has them?
 
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