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Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling?

Posted By: Keepin'itReel

Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/02/08 06:33 PM

Hi I posted these thoughts below in the wrong place the other day (ie in a topic that was not originally about this subject) so I am reposting here. The reason I wrote the post was in response to someone who was lamenting that the GOB had not allocated funds in this year's budget for any government works projects here on A.C. It is not intended as a rant, I sincerely would like to try to work on these issues, and would love to combine efforts with others who also interested. I know there have been some other threads in the past where people discussed the topic of waste management, but I don't know if anything came of it.

So here was my other post:

I totally agree - I really wish that they would come up with a better way to deal with the streets on the backside and up north other than throwing some big rocks in the holes and covering over with dirt just to have it become a muddy holey mess with the very next rain fall. So many people are commuting to work everyday from the DFC/San Pablo Area I think they deserve to have their roads fixed properly

Another thing in great need of attention is the garbage situation - I had recently talked with someone who was doing research on the perceived impact of a proposed large development to be done up north South of Bacalar Chico. My take is that if a developer is going to be profiting through a development that impacts the SP environment (ie they are getting something from it), besides being certain that 1) environmental impact is minimized or better yet 2) the development is constructed in a way to protect and enhance the experience of learning about the environment it is a part of, they should also give back to it - why can't the government and such a developer join together to fund the construction of a proper waste management/recylcing plant here on SP? If the design is a mystery, we can canvas universities in US or Europe for graduate students in waste management to come and help design something for credit, simlar to the way I think the design of the new football field/marina happened.

Any thoughts/ideas to add would be appreciated.
Posted By: Keepin'itReel

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 06:58 PM

nada nada?? come on we can't just party all the time, or can we wink
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 07:31 PM

hey, man. i hear ya...but i don't live there.

can't comment on the streets - looks like it is happening, albeit slowly.

i have thought for some time now that the major developers of some of the larger new 'communities' should be responsible - to some degree - to help manage the waste...ALL types of human-produced waste. agree not fair to just take the money and run...should have some responsibility to manage the infrastructure, as they are helping to bring all the new folks there.

JMHO. good luck!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 10:02 PM

An option for new developments http://www.wastewatergardens.com/
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 10:12 PM

tacogirl, how is the road between Ritchies and the bridge. Are they finished putting in the water and sewer lines. The road was so bad when we were down in March & April that we would have to take the beach from Wet Willies to the bridge....is the beach still accessable for that stretch.
Posted By: reaper

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 10:18 PM

I have spoken with some folks on the island about utilizing prisoners to mitigate the trash problem. It would serve two purposes,
1. Clean the streets 2. Send a message to future bad guys.
Put them in pink jumpsuits for further deterrent.
Give them an hour off of their sentence for each 8 hours worked.

Ever watch the big fires we have in California on the news? The guys in bright orange jumpsuits are all state prisoners. They cook and clean at base camps, cut fire line by hand, do preventative forest work, etc. Same idea.
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 10:56 PM

The old "chain gang" idea.....the county I live in uses low risk prisoners to clean up the side of the roads......clean roads and it gives them something to do instead of watching TV and eating bonbons.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/06/08 11:15 PM

Originally Posted by reaper
I have spoken with some folks on the island about utilizing prisoners to mitigate the trash problem. It would serve two purposes,
1. Clean the streets 2. Send a message to future bad guys.
Put them in pink jumpsuits for further deterrent.
Give them an hour off of their sentence for each 8 hours worked.

Ever watch the big fires we have in California on the news? The guys in bright orange jumpsuits are all state prisoners. They cook and clean at base camps, cut fire line by hand, do preventative forest work, etc. Same idea.


This is how they used to punish us in high school - minus the pink jumpsuits.

The whole town would know if you were on detention because you are miserably walking around picking up trash! Yes, I spend many an hour serving my time.

That is why I am such a good upstanding citizen today!!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Ideas for Street Repair, Waste Mgmt/Recycling? - 08/07/08 02:38 AM

Loansum I will let you know soon as I head that way - last sunday when we went north we took the beach up to Boca Del Rio park and by passed the main road.
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