Monday, July 5, 2010
Saratoga’s decline continues… A three part series.
First NXIVM and the gang will be happy to know I’m beginning a three part series documenting the failing Parks, Streets and general infrastructure of the City under Anthony “Skip” Scirocco Commissioner of Public Works..
The Ponds of Congress Park
Well in what should have been a showcase of the jewel of Saratoga our own Congress Park, turned into a shocking display of incompetence and malfeasance as visitors for the cities All-American Celebration 2010 found algae blooms and sinkholes in the once pristine Park.
Guest and long term residents were appalled at the condition of the parks ponds which had degenerated into slimy cesspools of decomposing algae from premature blooming. Algae blooms will typically occur during the middle of the summer when the water temperature is high and there is plenty of light. The bloom can be harmful when the dead matter causes the oxygen levels of the pond to sink dramatically as it decomposes, it can also cause Toxic Gas,
So why are our beautiful ponds being turned into cesspools you ask? Well frankly Anthony “Skip” Scirocco Commissioner of Public Works doesn’t give a rats ass about them. In fact he sits in his office barking out commands exclaiming that he “was the highest vote getter in the City” Demanding that his son Mark Scirocco be hired in the Water Dept, claiming that his bloated and coddled work force is stretched to the breaking point, while the bored employees hide, drive in circles and chuckle behind his back. Oh the humanity of it all.
Even Pat Design who I’ve had my differences with is said to have been disgusted by the condition of the Park.
The Parks ponds are not beyond saving, though the last remaining fish may be doomed. Get off your ass Scirocco.
The main reason for any algae or aquatic plant problem is there are too many available nutrients in the water for the plants to grow and thrive. Grass clippings, leaves, runoff from fertilized lawns and animal waste (from geese, ducks, fish, etc.), and organic matter in the pond (dead aquatic plants) are some of the most common sources of nutrients in ponds.
The ponds must be cleaned out. This consists of physically removing aquatic plants by cutting or raking them out of the water. All the organic matter in the pond has nutrients in it and when it dies, it will release those nutrients that will be available for others in the future. Simply killing the plants doesn't do much for the overall problem, they need to be removed. The third step is to add aeration. The extra oxygen, will help the decomposition process occur faster and will help limit the amount of nutrients available. Also, the aeration will help vent some of the gases like carbon dioxide and others that contain nutrients that plants need to survive.
Understand you fucking moron. Kathy Moron when your done suing the City again could you read that last fucking paragraph to Skippy?
Next Up Saratoga Carousel, license to steal?
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