7 VotesFix it! Voted!407 E. Sixth Ave. Gastonia NC 28054, USA
Bojangles expanded their parking lot and access points to their parking lot. In doing so, two large trees were killed. On of the two trees has been steadily falling apart for the last several months. Limbs the size of small trees have been steadily falling into the entrance of Bojangles for weeks. Most of of the limbs have now fallen out of the tree. Not much left except for a towering monolith poised to fall into the bedroom of small children in a Habit for Humanity House.
The tree is located on an a lot adjacent to the expanded entrance to Bojangles. I am in the process of trying to purchase that lot. But I have checked into the expense of having the dead trees removed and it will cost over $3000.00 to have them dropped and removed.
I contacted the owner of the property, (Pearson Properties), that was developed for Bojangles. They informed me that Bojangles was in fact responsible for the development of the property. I contacted Bojangles real estate department. They informed me the contractor was responsible for the development and any collateral damages. The contractor then informed me they were not responsible since the tree was not on the property they developed.
The property the tree is located on has been seized by one of the banks holding a mortgage on the property. They were also informed of the potential hazards. They sent out a couple of untrained fellows to drop the two dead trees. After they started to cut one of the trees down. They realized quickly they were out of their league and stopped in mid cut. The tree has been notched and only needs a back cut or a strong wind to drop it in the direction of the Habitat for Humanity House. It may not be tall enough to reach the house and do substantial damage, but it will fall into the Bojangles right of way.
The City of Gastonia was made aware of the hazard as well. But because it is not on a city right of way and on private property, there is nothing they can do. The house on the property with the dead trees has already been cited by the city for multiple code violations, but that is the extent of the city's actions.
It is a typical pass the buck situation. But who will left holding the buck when this tree falls into this Habitat for Humanity House? The ground is over saturated. One more strong thunderstorm with strong winds could claim the life of a small child. All because no one could be held accountable.
I will try and upload some photos and videos in a second posting from my phone. If not uploaded I can be contacted at Tire Country, 704 866-9144.
Thanks for you interest in helping to resolve this death trap as soon as possible.
Steve Fortner· Reported by Dead tree set to kill children in new Habitat for Humanity House (Guest) · Share · Flag Flagged
225 Ridge Ln Gastonia, NC 28054, USA
Coming from Office depot to Ridge Lane. You can't see a car coming unless you get into the road.
2109-2399 North Carolina 274 Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
WHEN TURNING FROM BESSEMER CITY RD, LEFT ONTO DALLAS-BESSEMER CITY RD, THERE ARE SEVERAL MEDIANS AND IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE AREA, YOUMAY NOT KNOW WHICH MEDIANS TO TURN BETWEEN. THESE MEDIANS ARE NOT VERY HIGH . IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE MEDIANS WERE PAINTED YELLOW OR A DISTINGUSING COLOR TO LET TURNING VEHICLES KNOW WHICH ONES TO GO BETWEN. THERE USED TO BE A ROADSIGN IN THE MIDDLE OF ON OF THEM, WHICH IS HOW I KNEW WHICH WAY TO GO BUT NOW THE SIGN IS MISSING WHICH LEAVES ME CLUELESS. THE PROBLEM ONLY ESCALATES WHEN ITS DARK.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!801-899 U.S. 321 Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
I think there needs to be a left turn singal light off of garrison on to US 321 there is most times a lot of traffic and it is hard to see on coming traffic over the hill to turn left i think the light that is there is just working.
901 C Edgewood Circle Gastonia, NC
Resident Kimberly Hallas of Apartment 901 C Edgewwod Cirlce has 13 outside cats that have not been registered or have had there shots. Kimberly continues to feed the cats and the cats are continuing to multiply and breed. The small community I live in has complained to the Gaston Countjy Animal Control and the Landlord (Mrs. Ileen Robert Delinger) Of Roberts Rentals and we have had NO responce. The animals are breeding and using the bathroom and the Kimberly the Lady that is responsible will not clean up after the poor animals. It's very sad for the poor cats! Please help me and my small community! My name is Heather Hobson @ 901B Edgewood Circle Gastonia, NC 704-860-7733, We (all neighbors) have photo's of this abuse going on! Thank you so much! What can we do?
8 VotesFix it! Voted!1000 W 5th Ave Gastonia, NC 28052, USA
There is a yield sign at a 4 way intersection where we think it should be either a two way or 4 way stop. The below there is a stop sign where we think the yield sign should go.. It makes a sharp L turn
1800 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054, USA
In the New Hope post office parking lot, there is a stop sign that is overturned and dangling about. Someone needs to either re-anchor the sign or replace it. Also a new pothole has formed on the entry road from New Hope Road. These are MUST fix issues. Please fix immediately.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!3098 Hollywood Dr.
Our neighbors have recently abandoned their home. They owned the home, but on Friday, August 6, 2010, they packed all of their possessions and left ubruptly. The home, yard, and entire area is completely trashed. Old tires, beer cans, and extremely tall grass cover the property. Also, they left their family dog behind with no one to care for it because their new home does not accept pets. Within the county limits, no codes are enforced to clean abandoned homes, therefore, the only way the mess will be cleaned is if a new buyer does it, or if you guys appear and make it happen. Concerned neighbors should not be left to clean up the mess. With situations such as this becoming a growing problem, immediate attention needs to be paid in order to control the problem. Ultimately, we simply want the mess cleaned therefore we can all continue our simple way of life without worrying of rodents and toxins. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated by the entire neighborhood.