Removing Trees on Seed Tick Road – Unpermitted, Says the City
Jim Atkinson, Lakeland city manager, reports today that over the weekend a non-disturb common open space along Seed Tick Road was cleared of all trees, not authorized by the City.
“Over the weekend, the non-disturb common open space along Seed Tick Road within Long Landing was cleared of all trees. This was not a permitted activity,” said Mr. Atkinson. “While there was work being done in the area last week, there was no permit issued, or even an application received, for any work in Long Landing.
“The City takes this very seriously. The City’s Land Development Regulations have penalties for such activity, and will be implemented to its full effect. There will also be required replanting within the common open space. “
Mr. Atkinson added Long Landing is an approved subdivision, platted with permanent common open space along Seed Tick Road. Houses are currently being constructed within the subdivision.
He said there is a common open space platted with the development. “There is a separate lot next to it that is not part of the subdivision. That owner started some work last week prepping for a house. We knew about that. But the Long Landing clearing was completely separate.”
… Photos by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents