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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Ignoring the potholes

Remember that big pothole at South Bayshore and Aviation I spoke about? Well, it's almost a swimming pool now. I guess that 311 app in the App Store, run by the county, does not work, because I did report the hole a week ago. They are aware of it because if you look closely, you can see a Bob's Barricade up on South Bayshore, see it? Well it is on top of a pothole that is double the size of this one. So their solution is to barricade the pothole (sinkhole?) rather than fill it in.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In not easy running a country as large as the U.S., or a state as large as Florida, a county as large as Dade and a municipality with several million people. Call 911, or 311 or 411, or 611. I can't even get to my Pay Pal fraud division rep and all corporate phones give you dozens of options, (REPEAT) many not even asking the correct question to get you in! Everyone wants entitlements, immediate service, their eggs and steak cooked just so perfectly, not to mention the marketplace, in place, with Obama Care. It's a hell of a lot better here than, say, the Middle East or running and crawling for you life, or trying to find some clean water or some garbage to eat or feed your family leaving Syria, then across a stormy Mediterranean Sea - - - - I'll take the potholes any day of the year.

February 04, 2016 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think Tom was just speaking about pot holes not the worlds problems

February 04, 2016 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This pothole is so irritating. Even though I know it's there, I have still ran over it on the way out. Luckily, I didn't damage my tire like Tom.

The roads and highways are terrible in Miami.

February 04, 2016 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom let's fill it up with dirt and plant a tree. then they have no option but to come out and fix it. Or maybe not since it is close to the arts festival and it could be considered spontaneous road art how nature can take over everything if we do not take care of it. On the serious side I drive in a many rods in the Grove and I must say after all the rain this year we have more pot holes developing. The city has to go out and fix them unless the roads are maintained by the county.

February 04, 2016 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can buy bags of asphalt at home depot and fill them up yourself.that's what I would do when I lived in the grove

February 04, 2016 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think anon was correct when he said due to the Art Show the City will most definitely fix up the holes around the Grove.

February 04, 2016 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Ron Swanson when you need him.

February 04, 2016 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you do get tire or wheel damage after driving over a pothole, call the city or the county (depending upon who's road it is) and if someone has reported the pothole it is their responsibility to refund you for the damage. You need to get a police report at the time of the incident though. There is a "Help Me Howard" story about this on the internet. I have received money to replace a tire in the Grove from a blow out, so first hand it does work if you do the work after the incident.

Hope this helps!

Thank you for reporting the potholes, it's the only way they will get fixed. If the city/county doesn't know about them, they can't solve the problem.

February 04, 2016 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go on record by notifying the NET Office of the location of all potholes. E-mailing the photo will only help. They will fix it within 1-2 weeks.

February 04, 2016 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an easy solution Tom!


February 04, 2016 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 11:48 I need new tires

February 04, 2016 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep and still avoid pot holes. Look where you go

February 04, 2016 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 11:48, You full of it! There is no way, under heaven or above hell you got paid for a damaged tire and/or rim due to a pot hole anywhere, Dade County, Florida or any other state. This payment you claim you were awarded would have taken several years, a ton of paper work and in the end, frankly you got nothing. Better yet, send a copy of the check to the Grape and lets see the payment, bull crap!

February 04, 2016 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 05, 2016 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:27, 1st, your http lead to a message that read: Ops This page is to inform you there is no page". 2'd, however, I think I did find the story you referred to. 3'd, did you submit this site to indicate payment is possible? 4'd, although anything imaginable is possible, and it appears there are municipalities who do pay for pothole damage; I would say that engaging in such an endeavor indicates a serious mental deficiency/waste of time, and I should know because I possess such qualities - - - - what a waste of time!

February 05, 2016 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some city's are proactive and others reactive. Regrettably the Grove is a part of Miami and Miami is reactive in efforts to fill potholes when they are informed of them. So your best bet for success is to take a photo and send e-mail to the Net Officer with the address of its location. You will soon see results.

February 05, 2016 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Madeline Kraskin said...

Well, the one on Bayshore was filled in when I went by yesterday, at last.

February 06, 2016 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad they covered it up. Bikes run there at 15-25 MPH, someone could have been seriously hurt.

That plan to fix South Bayshore has taken over a decade. Why? Well, of course, lack of money. Low budget. Because we are so poor in the Grove. And we don't pay enough taxes... CI

February 06, 2016 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've filled 3 potholes, over a period of about 10 years, in close proximity to my home in the Grove. It cost me about $30.00, total, and about 30 minutes total. I never gave my local government a 2'd thought, negative or positive; I saw the holes, so I purchased the fill at Shell Lumber, dumped it in the hole, drove over it, avoiding traffic while doing so, enjoyed myself, felt proud and got the job done. Of course the work was not professional, but it took months to deteriorate back to a pot hole, then the city appears and finished the job after I WROTE A LETTER.

February 06, 2016 8:24 PM  

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