You may have noticed some new cement curbs and stripes of yellow ‘caution’ paint along the pavement on Calle Gardenias – your ANA at work.
While making those safety improvements, we discovered recent erosion that could undermine a section of pavement between Selvamar and Diane’s landmark palapa-roofed home. ANA immediately alerted Proteccion Civil, which sent out investigators, and is now preparing an official Dictamen de Riesgo (Official Opinion of Risk).
The Proteccion Civil investigators told ANA representatives that the erosion has been caused by water backing up and overflowing the street because the pipe that is supposed to carry it under the pavement is too small.
They suggested installing a larger pipe, which could then conduct ALL the rainwater into the watercourse below without causing more erosion. Unfortunately, they also said that the City doesn’t have the resources available to make this improvement on its own.
The good news is that the threat to Gardenias does not seem to be immediate, so we have time to act.
This may be another opportunity for the neighbors to work together with ANA in a “50-50-50 Project,” where ANA and affected neighbors (50-50) can share the cost of construction materials and supervision, with ANA managing the project, while the City’s Obras Publicas department provides the labor and machinery (the other 50% of the cost) to get the job done.
Repaving Hortensias from Highway 200 to La Cima I will benefit everyone who lives on or visits Hortensias or Gardenias, and improve our property values.
Our announced deadline for funds is April 15, when we will officially inform City Hall that we have the money to pay for our share of the project, but we will continue to raise funds to cover the surprises and opportunities that a major public works improvement project like this inevitably encounter once construction begins.
Be part of the solution! You can chip in your share and/or check our funding progress at www.GoFundMe.com/FixHortensias — if you haven’t already made a contribution, please go there now!
Our thanks to everyone who has already pledged or contributed, including:
Estrellita del Mar
W. E. Dean
Tom and Patty Stathopoulos
Rolf Engstrom and Larry Leebens
Lauren Spray and Harvey
Brad Price Kevin Case
Bill and Mary Fellows
Bob & Steve & Ed & Jon
John Lance Erikson
Terry & Ron Prill
Maria Restrepo Forte
Villas Loma Linda
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: If you haven’t already pledged or paid, please do so now! Contribute at www.GoFundMe.com/FixHortensias or contact Viviana Teston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 322-244-0185 to pay by check or make other arrangements.
The Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) has been working with Puerto Vallarta’s municipal government to pave cement tracks on Calle Hortensias (entrance to Gardenias and Hortensias condos) from Highway 200 to the fork at La Cima 1. ANA has obtained a commitment from City Hall to provide the labor and equipment – about half the total cost…if neighbors can raise the funds for materials and project management.
Our total share of the cost is only $200,000 pesos = about $11,100 USD.
If we share the cost fairly among the 200+ private homes and condo units on Hortensias and Gardenias, we can do this quickly and painlessly.
How It Works
The donor should write a check or contribute cash to the ANA. ANA will issue a Factura, and – in the unlikely event that we don’t reach our goal, we will inform the participates by April 15th and your money will be fully refunded by the end of April.