Killing the tree canopy; paying a small fine
It just proves the destructive nature of the developers and the small fines they are willing to pay in the name of greed.
This is the letter sent to city zoning and others, this is what allegedly happened and was said:
I've left two phone messages for you this morning because a crew from USA Equipment (786-999-2872) is at 3764 Carmen Court next door to our home and they are removing palm trees with a chain saw and tractor. Please see the attached image taken this morning. Ms. Genesis Troutman from the city's code compliance department was kind enough to come out this morning after I repeatedly left phone messages with our NET Office and Code Compliance. She spoke with the cutters and asked them to stop. They refused, and told her they would simply pay the fine. When I told them that they should not have cut the palm trees, their project manager said, "They are building a $3 million home here. You want us to pay a fine for the trees? Sure, here's $300."
Along with the illegal palm tree removal, my husband and I are very concerned about the bamboo stand that divides our properties. We understand that, unfortunately, a permit is not required for removal of the bamboo, but our concern is that most of this bamboo is on our property. As they remove what few stalks are on 3764 Carmen Ct. this morning, they are jeopardizing the entire stand and encroaching on our bamboo -- what little green barrier we have between us and what is now a vacant, dusty lot. I previously sent you photos of what this lot looked like before they started removing trees. I have requested a phone call. Can we please speak this week about what is being done to enforce city codes?
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