Rojo, my use of the "public works" was meant to be sarcastic, an objective to which I seeminly fell short on. Nevertheless, you aptly described the situation.
I pay my taxes every year like all the rest of us " property owners", but of course I don't expect that the paltry amount I pay will get me much in the way of services. On my own street the grader has not been seen since 2009. Every year, me and my neighbours hire our own machine. We also paid to remove the hurricane debris. I would gladly pay more to get more services. But, alas, it is not to be.
The garbage crew come once a week and I always tip them because I'm sure their union didn't negotiate a good contract.
Last week, the water line on our street was leaking. Morgan and his son were up the next day to fix it. I'm so glad that all "homeowners" will be paying their water bill now due.
The sewer? We could write a book on that one.
Most of us "gringos" look forward to returning to our sanitized world north of the border come spring. But something always pulls us back to this somewhat raw and gritty place of warm sunshine and wonderful people.
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