There is certainly a lot of construction activity these days. I want to give you and update on where we are right now.
The septic contractor, Innovative Designs, is finishing up the first of many sections of pipeline. They are constructing this pipeline in sections; digging, placing pipe, and reburying; in an effort to be as minimally disruptive to our operations as possible. This line will carry effluent from the upper retreat center to the new sewer facility we are building at the south end of the overflow lot. They are also installing a second line for a future brown-water system to be integrated into the new Dining Hall when that is built in another construction phase.
The next trench they dig will make a turn into the CMH parking lot where two large tanks will be buried. We will be roping off a few parking spaces in that lot. This next section of trench work will begin with more asphalt cutting.
The wetland mitigation site in the horse pasture has started growing in nicely. Those rains could not have come at a better time; right after the wetland grasses had been seeded. May this portend good timing on the part of Mother Nature throughout the job.
Two oak trees in the Staff Village site need to be transplanted. The same tree moving company that moved the other trees will be out this Saturday to accomplish this task. The trees will be placed in boxes to be stored on site until we can put them back in the ground in the new Village.
I want to say a bit about conditions on the land resulting from the construction process. Areas of grass adjacent to the ditch work have been disturbed and soil exposed. All disturbed areas where construction is going on will be restored by the general contractor when the job is completed. All the disturbed soil will be contained to protect the creek. It is more efficient to stabilize each area and wait to restore them all at once when the whole job is complete.
Thanks for tuning in. I will continue to let you know of more activity to come.
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