Mon, 28 Feb 2005
County worker, As of today, 2/28/2005, no drainage plan has been produced or provided
for the T.V. development. Another attempt was made in person today
with Phil Hogue and other officials in the Florence office once again being
unable or unwilling? to produce said plans. I need a date that I can count on
for obtaining these records and it needs to be soon since this request was
originally made some time ago. If I cannot get a date in the near future for
obtaining these records, I need to have a lawyer subpeona said records since it
seems I can get them no other way.
Reference is made on old copies of a Final
Plat we have access to stating that 'The storm water retention volumes required
by the 'drainage ordinance' have been met and the overall gross
retention/detention volumes will not be changed without prior county approval'.
What is this ordinance and how can I get a copy of it? Mr. Hogue stated that he
thought this problem had been solved because he had come out and not seen any
standing water on the property.
I'm wondering which day he was here
because some of the standing water on their property has never drained and I
will take a picture of it when I am done at the computer today.
Has the outside
engineering firm contract been awarded yet? If not, when will it be awarded, or
when are all bids to be submitted? Mr. Hogue also stated that he was going to
contact his friend H.C. (paperwork seems to show he is the previous owner
of the TV property) about this problem. Why would he do this? Has this person
any official standing with the county?
Mr. Hogue also stated today that 'I thought that problem had been solved'.
Is he that unaware of what is going on
as it seems or could he be deliberately misleading us?
Sorry for the rambling,
but every request for things in writing seems to be met with buck-passing or no
response as in Mr. Hogue's treatment of every request made of him. We have
again been told there are multiple violations on the T. V.
development, but no one can provide a copy of these violations even though
many requests have been made from many different people.
Water continues to
percolate out of the ground and flow continuously across Agua Vista Way between
my home and the residence accross the street. The pothole created by this
flow in the beginning has changed to a trench that nearly crosses the entire
road and has continued to deepen. Failure by the county to address this road
hazard that was reported to the county more than two weeks ago leaves the
county open to more liability in this situation. At the very least, maybe some
warning signs to let driver's know there is a hazard and to reduce their speed
accordingly seem to be in order.
Is the county using this kind
of 'Retention/Detention' drainage plan on other developments? This would seem
to be in conflict with your own Pinal County Environmental Health brochures
about West Nile Virus and the need to drain any standing water on private
property. Why would the county have any drainage plans that restrict runoff in
favor of retention/detention that could cause possible health problems and /or
death of local residents?
The household to the west of the C. property is now
having similar problems as their septic tank blew its cleanouts with overflow
and they had to have their tank pumped by Cooper's Sewer and Drain on Sat
2/26/2005. I do not know the quantity that was pumped but suspect it was more
than the tank's capacity. Water pressure under the ground in my yard continues
to push water into my septic tank on a continuous basis preventing us from
using it for anything other than gray water waste. This means no toilets and no
laundry for us still a full 2 weeks plus after the major storm that began on
Any response to these concerns would be appreciated, but I feel I
am being backed into a corner by the county who may not have my best interests
at heart and may in fact have a conflict of interest since they approved this
drainage plan to begin with.
Increasingly Frustrated Resident
E Agua Vista Way