Friday, October 23, 2009

Work that Won't Go Unnoticed

Sandwich board signs have popped up along one side of San Bruno Avenue. They have been placed there to inform residents and passers-by not to park their cars in that section of San Bruno Ave. from 10/26 to 10/30 (Monday-Friday), between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, as sidewalk repair work will be taking place during that time.

That work entails a sidewalk tripping hazard repair project, where 22 locations are scheduled to be repaired. In every case, the tripping hazard is tree roots which have resulted in considerably raised sections of the seen in the photo below:

Wherever possible, the existing tree roots will be pruned and root barriers will be installed to prevent further damage to the sidewalk. Unfortunately, at eight locations it will be necessary to remove the tree due to the extensive damage that root pruning for sidewalk repair would create, and one additional tree is so unhealthy that it will also be removed. Within approximately one month of the sidewalk repair, the City will install a new tree of the same species at each location where a tree is to be removed. The new installations will include the use of engineered structural soil and deep watering tubes to promote healthy tree growth without future sidewalk heaving. When the work is complete, there will surely be a noticeable difference!

Please feel free to contact the Public Works Dept. at 508-2130 should you have any questions or concerns regarding the sidewalk tripping hazard repair project. We thank you for your patience as work convenes to ensure the safety of pedestrians and residents, as well as the healthiness of our urban forest.

A group dedicated to the preservation of one of Brisbane's largest and richest natural resources, San Bruno Mountain, will be celebrating their 40th year doing just that. San Bruno Mountain Watch Conservancy will be having a party and fundraising event this Sunday, Oct. 25th, at the 23 Club, located at 23 Visitacion Ave. Expect a baked ziti dinner, no host bar, dancing, and music by The Luna Tunes. For more information, click here.

At last month’s 61st Annual Training Conference for the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains, Brisbane’s own Ted Warburton was presented with one of three Distinguished Service Awards for 2009. Though not formally serving on the Association's Legislative Committee this year, Ted was an instrumental player on the Committee, personally meeting with our legislative representatives to brief them on the ill-conceived efforts to eliminate the Department of Boating & Waterways as a stand-alone department. The DBW actively works to stop invasive aquatic species, decrease water pollution and promote access to the State’s waterways and safe boating. Thank you, Ted, for all the letters you wrote to the members of the State Budget Committee and the Senate Natural Resources Committee, not to mention the trips you took to Sacramento to give testimony on behalf of Harbor Masters and Port Captains state-wide. Your efforts do not go unnoticed…Thank you and Well Done!

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