Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Exercise in futility costs taxpayers for material and labor

Dumping sifted, tan "topsoil" into people's yards, especially South College Avenue yards where the soil is mostly rich (and rapidly becoming rare around here) prairie black dirt is a waste of city money for the material and for the labor. Doing it at a time when thunderstorms are on the radar is shortsighted (at a minimum) and wasteful and impolite to the homeowners.
Please click on images to ENLARGE view of "soil" piled up ready to erode onto yards and down the street if rain comes tonight or tomorrow.

The real question of course is why was this curb and gutter project not squashed. Surely, the people in the transportation department know that an ordinance\ making curb and gutter only an option is in the works.

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