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Monday, May 30, 2022

Ocala resident says city is growing too fast

To the Editor:

Growth: we all know it can happen. My family and I were moved here by God. He said go, and so we went as Abraham did. We came from Paris, Tennessee in September of 2015.

Now, Paris was a big county, but it only had about 40,000-50,000 people in the county. Talk about country living – that’s the place to be. However, here in Marion County, it’s more like in-between the suburbs and city. Although, if the spread of building keeps going on, that country type of living will be in smaller areas of the county until you ruin that.

I can’t tell you how much it hurts to see more homes getting built on what use to be farms or horse ranches. To tell you the truth, if it keeps going like this, you won’t be able to call this county the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ anymore.

I would agree with taking a step back and slowing down on the crazy building, and start trying to upgrade the older buildings that stand empty now that the former occupants have relocated to a new building.

And regarding the building of new roads, I’ve seen some residential area roads that are best for dirt bikes only. Yet, it’s supposed to be a road. What’s up with that? Truthfully, you can’t even call them a ‘road.’ How about working on turning those ‘roads’ into an actual residential road.

Oh yeah, about the grass cutting on these main roads – why doesn’t the county have a company that keeps the grass cut normally instead of once or twice a month? My grandfather was a part of one such company in Chicago and they kept the lanes looking really good back in the day. It made you feel good about driving down that road. This is just a thought.

Bruce Cerny
Ocala resident

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