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Old 06-27-2015, 02:06 PM
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Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit since its aim is to belittle or hurt someone, and to laugh at their expense; we associate the word 'cutting' with it.

.... and now back to this question of illegal tree cutting. I may be in the minority here, but I do not think that Ms. Tutt or the Developer have given up on this problem. I have heard that Ms. Tutt is like a dog with a bone and will shake it to death until the truth falls out!


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You may be in the minority, but you are definitely not alone. I wholeheartedly agree.
Add me to the "minority" side. I also don't believe the Developer is using any influence, he may or may not have, to cover this up.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:53 PM
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I don't think the trees are being replaced with mature ones. Probably about the size of a reforestation tree. But they grow like crazy. In fact they may be 50 feet tall by the end of this thread.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:17 PM
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I don't think the trees are being replaced with mature ones. Probably about the size of a reforestation tree. But they grow like crazy. In fact they may be 50 feet tall by the end of this thread.
Post #435 wins my vote for best post.
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I don't think the trees are being replaced with mature ones. Probably about the size of a reforestation tree. But they grow like crazy. In fact they may be 50 feet tall by the end of this thread.

Chi-Town, thanks for the morning laugh. You have perfect timing, too. ......

Where oh where is Carl Hiaasen when we need him.......

I would be happy to offer him a working title.........Treed
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:07 AM
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Chi-Town, thanks for the morning laugh. You have perfect timing, too. ......

Where oh where is Carl Hiaasen when we need him.......

I would be happy to offer him a working title.........Treed


Hi there Boom.


Treed it is!
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Unfortunately, alot of residents are probably of the mindset that if there isn't any increase in my amenity/maintenance fees, I don't care. There is no such thing as a free lunch and somewhere along the way, we're all paying for it. I would rather have a little "bad press" than allow things like this to be swept under the rug. What will it be next time?
Good point. Who is to say what we could do with that $100K to improve our community rather than spend it to repair the misdeeds of the Tree Cutting Scofflaws! I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why this has to be!
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I think a lot of people in this thread are accused of not caring when they really just don't think there is a dark, hidden cover-up conspiracy. As has been said many times before, seeing what appears to be an obvious solution to a crime and proving those allegations are two totally different things.

I definitely care, but I also like to give community leaders and law enforcement the benefit of the doubt...within reason of course...that they're doing the best they can.
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I think a lot of people in this thread are accused of not caring when they really just don't think there is a dark, hidden cover-up conspiracy. As has been said many times before, seeing what appears to be an obvious solution to a crime and proving those allegations are two totally different things.

I definitely care, but I also like to give community leaders and law enforcement the benefit of the doubt...within reason of course...that they're doing the best they can.


That is exactly how I see it too.
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I think a lot of people in this thread are accused of not caring when they really just don't think there is a dark, hidden cover-up conspiracy. As has been said many times before, seeing what appears to be an obvious solution to a crime and proving those allegations are two totally different things.

I definitely care, but I also like to give community leaders and law enforcement the benefit of the doubt...within reason of course...that they're doing the best they can.
So what are they doing?
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I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why this has to be!
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I'd be willing to bet that the Sheriff knows exactly who did it but has no hard proof.
Redwitch has the answer as to "why this has to be". I think more than a few people know the identity of the culprits who arranged for the tree massacre. We all find it extremely frustrating. But if it can't be proven, they can't be charged.
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I think if they just billed that district for the deed, then maybe someone would possibly spill the beans.
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So what are they doing?
My guess would be...their job.
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It seems to me the primary potential suspects are few in number, those who in some manner might benefit from the trees being cut down.

Could a civil action be brought by the district to recover its costs (fine(s), tree replacement, overhead, and so on) incurred due to the commission of any tortious act(s)? Plus, the public has had to pay for the time spent by law enforcement and CDD management on this matter, time which might have been spent on more productive endeavors.

The burden of proof for a civil action is normally less than for a crime - the preponderance of the evidence rather than beyond a reasonable doubt or whatever it may be in Florida.
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So what are they doing?
Why don't you call and ask them?
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This seems, from the outside looking in, a breach of the district's fiduciary responsibility to the owners. Perhaps a query at the attorney general's office is in order.
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