Letter to the Editor: Grandfather swales in

Most of the home’s that have rock swale’s were put in a long time ago. At that time it was very exceptable. My swale was done long before I purchased my home. Rock does not float so how could it clog drain’s or pollute the water way’s.

In 13 year’s I have never had to replace it. If that is the case are we going to have to replace all the French drain’s also? Fossil rock is the same stone that is used in the French drains on Marco. Please reconsider. Grand fathering would be the way to go with new construction being required to cover there swale’s.

Steven Pluciennik

Marco Island

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ajm3s writes:

Mr. Pluciennik, welcome to the pilot episode of Survivor (Marco Island)

I recommend you simply press on that rock swales are typically utilized in surface stormwater management.

I would not succumb to the city intent to ban rock swales on this island based on the city's testimony. Why? It is embarrassingly flawed on so many levels.

This is simply another challenge in the pilot episode from the new TV series: Suvivor (Marco Island)


So why is the city committed to eliminating rock swales and challenging some folks? Perhaps, they are not considered pretty enough for public viewing.

I like you am trying to make sense of this all. I hope ugly folks will not be next challenge. Now that could be my final demise, if that is enacted, I will definitely be voted off the island.

[Cameras fade to black, and credits roll,

Executive Producer: Mr Moss
Director: Mr. Milk
Writer: Mr. Pinter
Contestants: SFR (Single Family Residence

Final credit roll:

Marco Island LOGO, with panther roar]

Seawaller writes:

Rock swales clog drains, according to Mr. Pinter. How about all the mulch in the City medians? Point your garden hose at the mulched median, then the rock swale, and see which ends up in the street first. I Agree with AJM3S; this is about what some view as more aesthetic. Although I have a background in geology, it really doesn't take a scientist to refute Mr. Pinter's missive and discern what is really going on here.

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