no9belliot 
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Re: “Flood of money

THE ONLY REASON ANYONE IS CONCERNED OR SAYS THEY ARE CONCERNED IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE POEPLE LIVING IN THESE AREAS SHOULD SUE THE CITY AND THEY ARE HOPING THAT BY LEADING THE PEOPLE INTO BELIEVING THEY ARE WORKING ON IT THAT THEY WILL HOLD OFF. BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT SOME OF HOUSES IN THE AREA NORTH OF NICHOLS BLVD BETWEEN HANCOCK AND ELPASO HAVE BEEN FLOODING FOR YEARS DUE TO INPROPER OR NO UP KEEP OF THE FLOODWAY ALOT OF THESE HOMES ARE STILL OWNED BY THE ORIGINAL OWNERS WHO BOUGHT THEM IN THE EARLY 1960'S AND NOW CAN'T SELL THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE WORTH. EVEN THOUGH THE ARE GOOD STURDY BUILT HOUSES WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS AND HAVE BEEN WELL KEPT INSIDE AND OUT WHO WANTS TO BUY A HOUSE WITH A SUMP PUMP RUNNING IN THE BASEMENT 24-7. THE ONLY THING GOOD ABOUT THAT IS THAT YOU CAN WATER YOUR GRASS FOR FREE.
BUT ANYWAY WHO IS GOING TO COMPENSATE THE PEOPLE FOR THE LOSS IN PROPERTY VALUE. AFTER ALL IT IS THE CITY ENGINEERS WHO ALLOW MORE DEVELPOMENTS TO THE EAST TO DUMP THIER DRAIN WATER INTO THE FLOODWAY. THE FLOODWAY USED TO BE DRY YEAR ROUND UNLESS IT WAS RAINING NOW THERE IS A STEADY FLOW OF WATER OR CREEK RUNNING THROUGH IT AND ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE. OUR CITY ENGINEERS DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN AN EMERGENCY FLOODWAY AND A DRAINAGE DITCH. THEN THERE IS CITY COUNCILOR JAN MARTINS IDEA OF MAKING THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA PAY FOR IT. HOW ABOUT MAKING THE PEOPLE CAUSING THE PROBLEM PAY FOR IT AS IN THE DEVELOPMENTS TO THE EAST WHO HAVE TIED THIER DRAINAGE DITCHES INTO THE EMERGENCY FLOODWAY. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS AREA HAVE PAID MORE THAN THIER FAIR SHARE JUST IN THIER PROPERTY VALUE LOSSES. BUT SHE IS RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING, THE PEOPLE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND FORM A SPECIAL DISTRICT AND TAX THEMSELVES TO PAY THE LAWYERS TO SUE THE CITY AND FOR ONCE MAKE THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR CAUSING THE PROBLEM PAY FOR THE SOLUTION. AND IN CASE YOR ARE WONDERING I AM A COLORADO SPRINGS NATIVE WHO GREW UP IN THIS AREA NOW CALLED THE FLOOD PLAIN AND MY PARENTS STILL LIVE THERE SO I HAVE SEEN THE CHANGES FIRST HAND AND IT DOESN'T TAKE A GENIUS OR A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SURVEY TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.

Posted by no9belliot on 07/24/2010 at 2:36 PM

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