Median Landscaping -- Acknowledgement Signs
Copy of letter from Citizens for a Scenic Florida President Jonson; links to photo attachments at bottom
From: Bill Jonson
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2000 11:16 AM
To: Jeff Caster
Subject: Signs acknowledging landscaping in the medians - inconsistencies
You are currently in the process of updating FAC 14-40. I suggest that section 14-40 (5) be revised to include standards of performance for acknowledgement signs prior to the authorization of a landscape permit in the right of way median. FAC currently allows these median plantings to include a sign acknowledging donated materials.
I am enclosing photos taken in Gainesville where the median plantings substantially improve the appearance of the roadway. A small conservative sign acknowledging the substantial improvement is appropriate.
But I am also enclosing photos taken in Chiefland where minimal, sometimes dead and dying, plantings are a sorry excuse for advertising on the public right of way.
I would be happy to provide hard copy photos for your review if the electronic ones do not clearly illustrate the difference.
The revision should include provision for pulling a permit when maintenance is not continued.
Thank you for considering this suggestion.
Citizens for a Scenic Florida
2694 Redford Court West
Clearwater, Florida 33761
727-786-3075 (Fax 727-787-3964)
Gainesville Median Photos
Chiefland Median Photos