Costa Rica News – For many of us that live in Playa Hermosa we have been feeling disregarded by the municipality for a great deal of time now. Trash has been left in bins for over a week showing blatant unwillingness to perform their required duties to the tax payers in the area.
But perhaps they do not want to pick up the trash on a regular basis because they do not want to possibly ruin their vehicles on Calle Hermosa, which is looking more and more like a mine field than a road. The road that leads back to the public school esquela playa hermosa, the private Ficus Tree School, various rentals and homes has been left in ruin.
During the dry season the dust from the road fills the lungs of residents and comes through the windows of homes and vehicles. During the rainy season the pot holes are becoming deeper and deeper and the lack of drainage causes the road to flood like a river.
Although promises continue to be made, they never become reality. The road is becoming almost impossible to drive except for 4×4 vehicles and has claimed more than a few flat tires and other damage to vehicles trying to slalom the pot holes on the road to their homes and taking their children to school.
There was a recent rally that brought an end to paid parking in Jaco, perhaps it is time to d the same for Calle Hermosa. There is a meeting about this road this coming Monday. The letter below was issued on Facebook.
Dear Neighbors and Friends, Owners and Renters: It is with great concern that we urge you all to attend a meeting at Ficus Tree Elementary School, on Calle Hermosa, Monday June 30th, to discuss the state of
Calle Hermosa and the neglect by the Municipalidad de Garabito. Whether you own a home, rent a home, or just love Hermosa, please we need your support!
Despite promises from the Municipalidad of Garabito over the years, we have all seen the state of our road continue to deteriorate every rainy season, and the dust in dry season is a health hazard for us, our children, and the students who attend public and private schools here.
This year, a meeting was held in the 1st quarter to announce the re-grading of Calle Hermosa, so it can be paved. MOPT is now responsible. Now we are going into the 3rd quarter and our road is worse than ever – nearly in-transitable, with flooding, pot holes and dangerous conditions.
It is our RIGHT as tax payers and residents of this area, to have our roads graded, or at least maintained, during the interim until the Municipality or the MOPT can perform the permanent improvements that we so desperately need for safe and reasonable passage by automobile, bike or by foot. The promise that the project will be completed and that now it’s in MOPT’s hands, is not a free pass for the Municipalidad of Garabito to ignore the state of our roads at this present moment.
We will not accomplish anything unless everyone is involved! Please take this one hour of your day on Monday, June 30th, and meet us at Ficus Tree Elementary. We need your ideas, and your support!
JOIN US MONDAY, JUNE 30th, AT 4 P.M. FICUS TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Your Fellow Residents of Playa Hermosa
on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pavecallehermosa
Come out and support this good cause that is effecting many in our community.