Saturday, September 22, 2012

What are they thinking?

Looking at the overgrown weeds and vines on the formerly pretty landscaping on the sides of the Deerfield Beach Hillsboro Boulevard Intracoastal bridge I wondered how they were allowed to get to such a state.  Who made the call to let them get all overgrown rather than keep up with the trimming?

 How much was spent on the Hillsboro Boulevard streetscape?  Why? To make it look nice, to give a nice appearance to the entryway of our beach.

 So here is our DUH???? Moment.  Shouldn’t the landscaping stay looking nice, shouldn’t the landscaping be kept trimmed, shouldn’t the trees and bushes we paid for be allowed room to live?

Now that they are in such a state it is going to take a massive, costly effort to trim them and get them back into shape.  Then what, let them go again?  I was told a couple of weeks back that the trimmers are working from west to east killing the vines and weeds, it's a pretty slow trip, the weeds are growing faster than the grounds crews are moving.

I’m guessing this is going to turn into a job like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, by the time it is finished it has to be started all over again.

This mess brings to mind some time worn but still valid sayings:

·         A stitch in time saves nine.

·         An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

·         There’s no time like the present.

·         Penny wise, pound (dollar) foolish.

 Budget concerns are one thing, but I have trouble believing that this is cost efficient.

No comments:

Post a Comment