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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Tree removal and other Grove projects

Regarding the tree removal as part of the Grand Avenue project, it was part of the plans from the beginning.

From the City:


Pursuant to Chapter 17 of the City Code, thirty-two (32) diseased or dead trees in the public right of way are schedule to be remove. Withal, two (2) trees will be relocated. The process will begin August 7, 2017 for two (2) weeks. At present,  trees to be removed have been marked. Correspondingly, a certified arborist has confirm the condition of the affected trees. 

The plan is to remove and relocate trees but also plant twenty-nine (29) new trees.  The type of trees to be planted include:

Hong Kong Orchid

Verawood
Apple Blossom Shower
Silver Trumpet
Cabbage Palm
Mahogany
Live Oak


I added a PowerPoint presentation to the file with the Grand Avenue Plans that has all of the major Grove projects listed and shown in color including Grand Avenue, Main Highway, the traffic circle on McDonald Street and the Bird Road project among others here.

Part of the Grand Avenue plans which are in the folder, shows the tree removal plan. The quarrel with many is that there were no notices posted to the trees, which is the law. It gives people time to ask questions and appeal if need be.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just spoke with James Jackson in Ken Russel's office. My impression is (clearly) that they could care less. I get the feeling, frankly, that they are not so enamored with Coconut Grove, that they may even resent it and everyone within, that they feel we feel entitled. Very different from experiences with Sarnoff...

I suggest everyone call, email, and fax them at:

Commissioner Ken Russell
Vice Chairman
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133
krussell@miamigov.com
Ph: 305-250-5333

James Jackson
Office Manager
jamesjackson@miamigov.com
Ph: 305-250-5333

Rebecca Wakefield
Chief of Staff
rwakefield@miamigov.com

Leah Weston
Policy Director
lweston@miamigov.com

August 09, 2017 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emails to paste into one's outbox to voice your opinion:

krussell@miamigov.com; jamesjackson@miamigov.com; rwakefield@miamigov.com; lweston@miamigov.com; amahony@miamigov.com; cseymour@miamigov.com; nvanegas@miamigov.com; tregalado@miamigov.com; mayor@miamigov.com; jdepazos@miamigov.com; director@grovebid.com

August 09, 2017 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This flawed project which Sarnoff started will prove if Russell has the will and ability to correct or if he is also just talk and no action.

August 09, 2017 12:35 PM  
Anonymous al crespo said...

Commissioner "Selfie Boy" is currently preoccupied with testing the waters for a run for Congress. All you whiny Grovites should just shut up and not distract anyone's focus from this very important activity. Trees don't vote, and it's obvious from recent past elections that whiny Grovites don't either.

In fact,it appears that no one's really concerned enough to even bother to post comments on this blog anymore.

August 09, 2017 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, make your feelings known publicly by tweeting him at @kenrussellmiami. This will allow those considering him for a congressional run to get a feel for how you feel about him. End his run before it starts.

August 09, 2017 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Sonya de Long said...

Who co-ordinates activites between the city departments and the developers? It seems utterly wasteful to tear up the sidewalks and rip out the trees now, when Cocowalk will be going through a rebuild---with more sidewalks torn up and more trees ripped out. Wasteful. I am hoping the BID initiative, led by Plusurbia, might get these disparate interests rolling in the same direction.

August 09, 2017 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russell can go as far up as he wishes if he does some real good down here first, restore the tree canopy in places it has been reduced, otherwise showmanship is only going to send him where his predecessor ended up.

August 09, 2017 4:22 PM  

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