City Reports Plan for Addressng Sidewalk Construction Weeds

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Saturday, September 8, 2012, 6:48 pm
Alice Dreger

A week ago, we reported that many East Lansing residents were upset with the weeds that had beset their parkways and lawn borders following sidewalk reconstruction by Sandborn Construction, the company with which the City had contracted. Today East Lansing residents received a letter from the City indicating that "the contractor has submitted a plan of action fo rthe areas that were disturbed".

According to the letter, from Engineering Technician Lori Baetz, "The method that [Sandborn Construction] will be using is mowing the weeds down, applying a weed killer, coming back two days later scarifying the soil with a mini rotary tiller, [then] applying seed and fertilizer using a hydro seed method." This will begin "on or before September 12."

Residents are again being encouraged by the City to water the replanted areas.

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