Submitted by Alden Blackman
Why would Grenville Phillips, a Qualified Engineer contradicts a facts as to the Dangerous situation posed by a Watercourse in Clarke’s Road St. James?
I received a message from Mr Phillips Monday – he stated, “I am aware of the situation, and investigated the problem. The main problem is that someone constructed a masonry wall inside of the drainage channel. The Town planner and Drainage Department are aware. Why are you not shining the light on the principal problem”.
What is beyond dispute is that the wall was constructed in the drainage course, if the wall is removed from the drainage course, the problem should be solved. Relocating that wall is the obvious first step.
Alden: when solving a problem you should address the main problem before any possible secondary problem.
As I have repeatedly stated Town Planning and Drainage have determined that the wall is the source of the drainage problem.
In Mr. Phillips investigation he refused to acknowledged the boulders wall sitting on the floor of the original watercourse with dislodged boulders into what he thinks is the original course is some of the course. Part of the course is under the boulders.
There no need for me to repeat myself but…Did Mr. Phillips: the enginee know of the watercourse before it was altered?
Mr. Phillips: did not see that the course canal from the end of the wall, about 75 ft to where the water emerged is flattened due to heavy equipment removing the sides in crossing the canal?
Mr. Phillips: failed to see the flattened road across the course canal on which vehicles traversed, above the wall.
Mr. Phillips: do you know that Drainage Unit Officers saw that watercourse encroachment in 2003 when no wall was erected ?
All Mr. Phillips: saw as the “MAIN PROBLEM” is a Black man protection wall, erected 5+ft from his land mark, 7+ years after enduring the yearly flood damaged.
It seems Mr. Phillips: as an engineer is now telling Town Planning and Drainage, move the Black man protection wall let his home wash away.
Because the British Ex-pat White needs a private road.