By: Diane Benjamin
Brady Homes did a subdivision off Fox Creek road called Fox Hollow. Toward the rear of the subdivision is a retention basin that is supposed to drain. It doesn’t. Brady failed to maintain it, thus the drain is clogged.
In the Fall of 2014 the City of Bloomington accepted it from Brady, evidently the City forgot to inspect it first.
I remember Mayor Transparency saying developers have screwed the City in the past and he was going to change that. Epic Failure Tari. Counting Snyder not paying development fees, this makes two developers ripping off the City. How many more?
The City is telling the homeowners that it can’t be fixed until it drains. Without a drought, that isn’t going to happen. I guess they haven’t considered pumping the water out.
The water smells and creates the perfect environment for mosquitoes. I hear it’s so bad that backyards adjacent to the basin can’t be used.
If West Nile breaks out, is it the City’s fault? Aren’t we told to empty standing water? Another case of rules for us, but not for them.
The basin is very overgrown, so the standing water is hard to see. Maybe the City will get around to fixing it when downtown is done and all the streets have bike lanes. The Alderman for Fox Hollow is David Sage. Great job working for your constituents David! Yes, I do know you have been contacted about the problem!
The homeowners now have to pay HOA fees to Brady and taxes to the City. What do they get for it? Ignored.