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Monday, December 11, 2023

Reader responds to letter about destruction of Marion County

To the Editor:

I agree with Michelle Moore’s letter. Marion County has gone downhill.

I moved here from New Mexico on December 1, 2010. Previously, I lived in Lake City, Florida. I should have moved back there instead of to Ocala. When living in Lake City, we used to visit Silver Springs water park and ride the glass bottom boats, visit the animal shows, etc. All of that is gone now.

My guess is that from 2005 to 2010, Marion County has been infiltrated and taken over by the DNC, lining their pockets and ignoring the quality of life for its citizens.

There are too many houses being built. There is a new house being built right next to my house. When the trees were removed, instead of tree trunks being removed, the land clearing company dug a large rectangle hole approximately 20 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 15 to 20 feet deep.

The company then buried the tree trunks by covering them over with Florida-type soil. The right rear of the home is right over it. The Marion County building inspector knows about it and he could not get construction stopped. Sounds fishy to me. If that causes a sink hole and damages my property, there is going to be a problem.

James P. Fallucco
Silver Springs Shores resident