General Store please remove the weeds in our shrub beds

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weedwhacker

Belmont, NC

#1 Jul 9, 2013
Since when does our tax money go toward paying for someone's private vegetable garden being grown in our downtown flower beds? There are at least 6 ugly vegetable plants that have been put in the beds in front of the general store and the beautiful flowers that WE paid for have been dug up and thrown away. The town has put a lot of money and effort into making Main Street a pretty place and it is insulting to know that someone can just kill the plants that we paid for, and plant a bunch of weeds that destroy the flow of the landscape downtown. Any info on this?
BTL

Belmont, NC

#2 Jul 9, 2013
It must be who ya know.
Agreeable

Belmont, NC

#3 Jul 10, 2013
mmmm veggies. ANybody got a pic, I would liketo see the purported offenders y'all know
dunno

Belmont, NC

#4 Jul 10, 2013
If you want to see them just drive down Main st. You cant miss the big mess of weeds in front. Definitely looks awful
inchbyinch

Belmont, NC

#5 Jul 10, 2013
BTL wrote:
It must be who ya know.
they pulled the beautiful plants AND THEN GOT THE "OK" from city hall when they lied in saying it was for educational purposes-the city then gave them until 67/27/13 to pull weeds/"plants" and replace "plants" with hopefully tasteful flowers in which the general store would incur the expense-come to find out,they refuse to pull weeds/"plants" and now have to waste the valuable time and energy of our city officials with another "special" board meeting being held in august. who do these redneck/trailer park people think they are? this is nothing short of classless beings whom "work" in the infamous general store. they don't even live in belmont; that's what gets my goat.
phoneybaloney

Belmont, NC

#7 Jul 10, 2013
who cares what the general store does. Bunch of fat old rednecks in there anyhow. Weeds or no weeds, the place is a has been
former employee

Fayetteville, NC

#8 Jul 10, 2013
inchbyinch wrote:
<quoted text>they pulled the beautiful plants AND THEN GOT THE "OK" from city hall when they lied in saying it was for educational purposes-the city then gave them until 67/27/13 to pull weeds/"plants" and replace "plants" with hopefully tasteful flowers in which the general store would incur the expense-come to find out,they refuse to pull weeds/"plants" and now have to waste the valuable time and energy of our city officials with another "special" board meeting being held in august. who do these redneck/trailer park people think they are? this is nothing short of classless beings whom "work" in the infamous general store. they don't even live in belmont; that's what gets my goat.
The string bean has also planted tomato plants along the sidewalk. I guess folks think it's okay now.
randomness

Belmont, NC

#9 Jul 10, 2013
really, of all the things belmont needs, weeds is an issue
lifer2four

Belmont, NC

#10 Jul 10, 2013
I think weeds IS an issue if they are wasting tax payer money by throwing away flowers that our tax dollars have bought. May seem like a small thing, but it sets a bad precedent for other abuses in the community. Anything like this only serves to blur the lines of what is acceptable and what is not. I say pull the weeds and replant our flowers
trolling trolls

United States

#11 Jul 10, 2013
what about the dill Weeds in friends and those other truck stop dives.everytime I walk downtown the lot lizards are out there accepting debit card credit.
Horticulturalist

Belmont, NC

#12 Jul 10, 2013
It's all in the management....look at downtowns that don't have this problem - such as Hendersonville. It's all about ordinance, forethought, and enforcement. Where's your code enforcement officer?
pottymouth

Belmont, NC

#13 Jul 10, 2013
If Friends were growing anything in their flower beds it would be the kind of weed you smoke. I did notice the weeds in front of the hardware store though and they are definitely ugly. If the code enforcement guys were notified, why are the plants still there? Pretty weak excuse for city management.
Fatproducelady

Belmont, NC

#14 Jul 10, 2013
the code enforcer did tell me to remove the plants but I told him I would sit on him if he continued to harass me about them. He decided that having my 400 lb carcass on him wasnt worth the pain\. then I told him i would sue him if he resisted. I own this town and I will plant whatever I want.

Since: Jan 12

Gastonia, NC

#15 Jul 10, 2013
pottymouth wrote:
If Friends were growing anything in their flower beds it would be the kind of weed you smoke.
Now, now, now... You're jumping to conclusions.

How do you know they wouldn't make brownies out of them?!?
trolling trolls

United States

#16 Jul 10, 2013
Belmont has Dick weeds like you knee jerk contortionist's crying on topix.Now that's amusing and disgusting at the same time.
inflamed

Belmont, NC

#17 Jul 13, 2013
I just noticed those weeds in front of the store on Main Street. They should certainly come out and they look just awful. Why does the city allow this? We spend a lot of money making Main St look pretty for our community and this is embarrassing to say the least.
weedwhacker

Belmont, NC

#18 Jul 15, 2013
Never mind removing the weeds in front of the store, but how about removing the whole damn place! The barber shop is even worse than the rest of the place. Its a pig sty and there are roaches crawling all over because of the food in there. Now thats gross. I know the guy is about 100 years old, but really ! Get a clue Lavecchia - retire the fool and clean up the place.
weekend update

Belmont, NC

#20 Jul 16, 2013
I thought Rich sold that place a while back. He would never let one of his properties grow weeds
gardnergary

Belmont, NC

#21 Jul 17, 2013
the only thing growing over at that store is a bunch of mold, and nose hairs comin outta the old farts that hang in there. Tear it down and bring us a really useful place to shop
citadel nob

Belmont, NC

#22 Jul 19, 2013
The weeds are solanum lycopersicum. The store is owned by the Matinata family.

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