Update 2023-03-29: Valdosta Creek Trash Tour 2023-03-29.
Why did Valdosta City Marshalls close this Click’n’Fix ticket when nothing has been cleaned up?
Trash, Two Mile Branch upstream from Ashley Street 2023-03-24
It took nine days for City Marshals to make any response, then they said they would notify the property owner and closed the ticket.
I went there the next day and photographed the same trash in the same locations, plus I took more pictures of more trash upstream.
Today, March 29, 2023, when I asked why the ticket was closed and posted more pictures, the City Marshalls said “The ticket was closed because a citation was written and there is now an open case with the City Marshal’s. We have to legally give the property owner a certain amount of time to address the issue.”
That is new information, and a welcome change from just notifying the property owner.
But why did the City Marshalls again close the ticket? The problem has not been fixed.
In the next big rain, trash will wash down Two Mile Branch into Sugar Creek. If it is not caught by the WaterGoat there, it will wash into the Withlacoochee River. All along the way it is a health hazard to humans, and wildlife eat the trash, especially styrofoam, and cannot digest it. Continue reading