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Old 10-22-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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There's a horribly overgrown easement adjacent to my home. The vegetation now is right up against my fence. I've called the C&C of San Antonio several times however nothing has been done to tame this wilderness. I've done my part in maintaining the area 4' out from my fence line, however the C&C's portion continues to encrouch. Does anyone know of a "hotline" number (or a secret password you have to use to get attention from the C&C ).

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Old 10-22-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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Do you have a homeowners association? They would be the ones to contact. I am not sure who the "C&C' are:-(
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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Try also calling '311'. That's the city number to report code compliance items. When you call, just make sure you get the "case number" so that you can follow up at a later date.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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"C&C" = City and County. The homeowners association told me that they've also called the C&C but to no avail. Montrirob, thanks for the info.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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Call SAWS and ask WHO in the city to call that can get things done! Tell them this could be a flood impediment disaster waiting to happen if the city doesn't take care of it. The city has gotten big heat in the past for not maintaining drainage areas that are overgrown or littered with branches and debris. If the water doesn't flow then they are liable for negligence. Use a few hot button words and get their attention.

Next term get a bull dog HOA Prez!!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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Default Overgrown Easement

Thanks eCat, I like your style. The easement is, in fact, right next to a drainage area that, due to the overgrowth, is littered with branches, rubbish, etc, etc. Thanks again for you reply.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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Call CC and tell them it is a fire hazard and that if it isn't taking care of, you will be countacting your council member. Talking about moving fast....
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Thanks eCat, I like your style. The easement is, in fact, right next to a drainage area that, due to the overgrowth, is littered with branches, rubbish, etc, etc. Thanks again for you reply.
You're welcome Eson! I don't take apathy from our public servants very well....especially when our hard earned tax dollars are paying them! If necessary, go to the Texana Dept at the downtown library and ask if they have clippings on the floods of 02 and 98...specifically about the drainage backups...and make copies of them. There were many articles reported on flash flooding due to this very type of problem. The city had become complacent in drainage easement maintenance....lots of overgrowth and debris that blocked water from draining properly. Even grass clippings collect and can stop up narrowing channels. It really is a serious problem. Take pictures of your problem area too. Then take your nice neat little file and go sit on someones desk!

BTW - This months magazine of Scene in SA talks about SA being in a flash flood zone. Pick up a copy of that as well and throw that in your campaign material!
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