5/27/2021 3:06:42 PM
5/27/2021 3:06:40 PM
Forest Advisory Board
There are no annotations on this page.
Document management portal powered by Laserfiche WebLink 9 © 1998-2015
All rights reserved.
Pages to print
Enter page numbers and/or page ranges separated by commas. For example, 1,3,5-12.
After downloading, print the document using a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader).
Download electronic document
View plain text
ACFL Maintenance Report MAY – 2021 by Steve Phillips <br />May 26, 2021 <br /> <br />The month began with the pumping of the Heart Lake restrooms, much needed after opening <br />weekend in late April. I also painted the floors of each unit, as it was needed, and it seemed like the <br />right time to do it. <br /> <br />Also on May 3, I closed Erie Mountain Road with a sign and chain so that a crew could do <br />preparatory work for the installation of a new utility pole near the summit, between the road and <br />the tower enclosure. The road was closed for a few days but reopened before Mother’s Day <br />weekend. <br /> <br />You may notice our “Tree City USA” signs on Heart Lake Road and Ferry Terminal Road are now <br />brand new. They have a yellow sticker proclaiming our 20-year eligibility in this nationwide <br />program. The Street Department helped me by providing the proper rivets in hangin g the one on <br />Heart Lake Road. <br /> <br />On May 6, volunteer arborist and tree climber Keith Stoner again came to help with a small task that <br />took a high level of skill. He used ropes to climb a large maple that still had remnants of an illegally <br />hung rope swing. He removed these quickly and safely. I took the opportunity to show him the huge <br />fir that had become uprooted and fell uphill along 313 last winter, and he agrees with our <br />assessment that it seems to be staying put for awhile. <br /> <br />On Friday the 7th I pruned some trees on 16th Street with the ground assistance of the street crew. <br />I was off the week of May 10-14. <br /> <br />Our two seasonal maintenance workers began on May 18. If you’ve been out on trails, you certainly <br />have noticed their work. As of today, the three of us (but mostly those two) have already trimmed <br />all the trails on the Little Cranberry Lake and Heart Lake maps. Ally and Gabe are a welcome <br />addition, needless to say. I appreciate their positive attitudes and energy, not to mention their <br />competence and professionalism. <br /> <br />Trimming trails has been the focus of the last week and a half and will continue to be, with the goal <br />of finishing before yellowjackets are abundant and aggressive! <br /> <br />May 2021 Parks and ACFL Operations <br />Administrative Report <br /> <br />The City Council did approve the 11th Street vacation, as well as the easement offered to the City by the <br />Wynn Family for the Guemes Channel Trail. While this is a stand along segment of the trail, it is another <br />200 linear feet committed to the ultimate goal of the trail. We thank the Wynn’s for their willingness to <br />support the trail project. It combines with the 200 foot easement already given by the Ortman’s. <br /> <br />The Council also continues its work on the Critical Areas Ordinance. The public hearing is still open, and <br />has been continued to June 7th. <br /> <br />Parks Manager Nicole Johnston and I managed to finally fill out our seasonal staff. It has been a very <br />tough year for this task, but we found some good ones. They are all hard at work, from trimming ACFL <br />trails to assisting campers at Washington Park, and all the many parks tasks inbetween.
The URL can be used to link to this page
Your browser does not support the video tag.