Friday, April 25, 2014
Announcement from Charlotte County Public Works
Contact: Linda Cotherman, Chair
Don Pedro and Knights Island Street and Drainage
MSTU Advisory Committee
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Please be advised that the Charlotte County Public Works OR 85-43 and Muni Code(s) 3-6-21 require that all work done in the County rights-of-way require a permit from the Charlotte County Engineering, Building and/or Zoning Departments. This work includes, but is not limited to, planting of trees and shrubs, change in ground elevation and installation of signs or any structure or topographic feature.
The Island “Roads and Bridges” committee (appointed by Charlotte County Board of Commissioners) has been working with the Charlotte County Public Works Department to better maintain our roads.
A Public Works crew has been on the island clearing vegetation in anticipation of future road work.
Charlotte County personnel have observed numerous violations of county ordinances pertaining to private structures placed in the rights-of-way. In order to facilitate safety and road maintenance, it is desirable for a “recovery area” along the roads to be free from non-permitted vegetation, and hardscape (rocks, pilings, fence, signs, etc.) to accommodate pedestrians, bikes, strollers and golf carts. If you could remove such items from your right-of-way yourself, it would be appreciated, as this would be the fastest and most economical way to handle it.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Linda Cotherman at 941.697.0871.
Charlotte County Public Works Department
7000 Florida Street
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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