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Pythonmaster
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All down 75 ,to and including Belle Isle, the grass and weeds are getting really high. Seems different this year. Any body know why?
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Queensfinest
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Post Number: 117
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The city, state, and county agencies are all in financial trouble? That would be my guess. Are things looking worse with each passing year?

Was there recently a lot of rain over a short period? That could have something to do with it too. I remember that happening from time to time in the 90s when I was in Detroit.
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 1881
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was running errands all over Metro Detroit today and after yesterdays and todays rain, we look like a rain forest! It's kind of pretty (IMHO).
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Pythonmaster
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Post Number: 51
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know it's not the highest priority with everything else hitting the fan, but it's starting to look like
the landscape is going back to nature. Maybe it's time to go back to farming?
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Danny
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Post Number: 5973
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another way that our leaders are blabbing their mouths instead of taking action to feed the socialist unions. GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT and then they would perform their service to society.

Our Socialist unions in Michigan is still alive and kicking. I will say the grass cutters KEEP ON STRIKING, SOLIDARITY FOREVER! Our unions will march on to victory.


Spoken like the Neo-Boshevik.

(Message edited by danny on June 03, 2007)
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Pythonmaster
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Post Number: 52
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wha?
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 1518
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Our Socialist unions in Michigan is still alive and kicking."

Methinks so are our Socialist politicians. 'Bout all that's left in MI any more.
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Ordinary
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Post Number: 230
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw some grass cutters in City of Detroit vehicles out and about in a few spots and they sure were a raggle-taggle bunch. They didn't seem to have very good lawn or safety equipment.
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 2265
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 8:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In much of the metro area mowing the interstates is contract work - only two or three cuts a year
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 1261
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All the empty houses in my neighborhood all have lots of grass in front of them as well. So much for the Department of Adminstrative Hearings.
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Futurecity
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Post Number: 544
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 8:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another fine example of how bureaucrats steal as much as possible from working people and give little or nothing in return.
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6nois
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Post Number: 295
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the city and state were really smart, they would remove the grass along the highways and plant native wildflowers and plants that don't require maintenance. This would then allow the cities grass cutting crew to cut lots and parks.
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 1476
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anybody know who exactly is responsible for the grass along the expressways ? Is that the city they go through, the county, state ?

Over here in Harper Woods its 4 feet tall, and right over in St Clair Shores its cut - but its also the Wayne/Macomb border.

My city is a bastard about grass cutting, so if its them thats supposed to cut the expressway grass Im going to have a ball.

Im thinking its county tho.
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 1477
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 12:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"they would remove the grass along the highways and plant native wildflowers and plants "

No kidding, and maybe the bees would all come back then too. Grass is stupid, people treat it like outdoor carpeting.
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3rdworldcity
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Post Number: 696
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Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 5:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flowers etc would be fine. However, why ever cut the grass? I say let it grow as high as it wants. Do we really need landscaped expressways?
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 1204
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 2:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The problem with that is it can become an easy fire hazard when it dries out and dies. An errant spark or cigarette butt from passing traffic or some bored kid with some firecrackers can cause a grass fire, which would shut down the freeway or even jump to a nearby building. Plus, I think overgrown weeds can serve as a haven for rats, mice and other vermin.

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