By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
Eden Valley has begun work on Friederichs Park shelter and improvements
The exterior is up on the Friederichs Park shelter, and plumbing was started last week. Excavation for the splash pad was due to start this week, with tennis courts and parking lot coming next.
There is one rental unit overdue to be licensed. Four properties were inspected in April, and two are scheduled for inspection in May.
There are three sewer services in town that were plumbed wrong (under the street). It would cost about $10,000 to fix each one. It possibly could have cost less to fix them when the street project contractor had the streets torn up, but it wasn’t discovered until recently. The city’s engineer believes these were built that way (incorrectly). They could be left as-is, but there is the possibility of difficult access to those services if there’s a problem. The city’s engineer will discuss this with the contractor to see what the city’s options are.
The tinted-concrete sidewalks along Highway 22/State Street all need to be lifted; they’re off by up to several inches. Grout will be pumped into the concrete about every 5 feet; they will do a 30-foot test strip before doing the whole street. It’s more of a safety issue than an aesthetic one. (This concrete was laid very late in the season and has had many problems.)
The city will have hazardous waste collection one day in August. They will send out fliers and run ads with more information as the time gets closer.
The council is having a workshop at 7:30 p.m. May 22.