St. Catherine Way Cleanup
Crews finished cleaning up the storm damaged hillside areas along St. Catherine Way this week. Numerous (20+) dump truck loads of dirt, rock, and debris were removed from the hillsides. Since the hillsides are CICo property they allowed us to dispose of the material in the vacant area behind the Triana complex. The areas that were cleared will allow for additional material to accumulate from future storms. We also took this as a training opportunity for crew members to learn how to operate our mini-excavator. Once cleared crews put the k-rail that was moved back into place, and used brooms to thoroughly clean the street. This area will now be ready for any potential future storms.
With our crews focused on storm recovery & other projects over the past few weeks, our cemetery needed a little TLC. Several crew members used mowers and weed whackers to trim the grass & weeds that had grown substantially thanks to the rains. The additional rain has also allowed us to not have to irrigate the cemetery as much saving us water. Branches and other tree debris knocked down from the storms had to be cleared from the cemetery grounds as well. The efforts from our crews is definitely noticeable, and helps ensure our cemetery is in good shape for those visiting.
Via Casino Way Arch Concrete Work
As mentioned in a previous update, Pubic Works crews will be performing finishing touches to the Via Casino Arch. We needed to build up the base of the wall on the street side of the arch to allow storm water to drain away from the structure. Wooden forms were installed around the perimeter of the arch. Concrete was then poured to form a slopped area at the base of the wall. This will help keep water away from the base of the structure, which will allow the foundation to last much longer. Some additional accent lighting is to be installed next.
Shoreside Work at Pumpout Dock
Harbor Maintenance crews, with the help of Jon Gilbert, continued to work on the shoreside portion of the pumpout dock project now that the float work has been completed. Various electrical components were installed that will be used provide power to the dock. The area adjacent to the dock was excavated, and the sewer piping was laid out that will eventually be tied into the sewer main located there. Next Monday the existing pumpout dock will be shut down to allow crews to remove the old float, an install the new float & shoreside equipment. It will be shut down for two weeks, and we hope to have the new dock up & running by February 13. Future updates to be provided.