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Kids' Fishing Lagoon Fountain 

The fountain in the middle of the Kids' Fishing Lagoon stopped working this week due to a motor failure. The Environmental crew removed the fountain from the lagoon and sent it to our local vendor for evaluation and repair.

Construction Department Asphalt Community Path and Road Repair

Bennett Paving completed the asphalt repairs to the community path located in the Village that runs from McWhorter to Lake Street. The crews then worked on removing root intrusions and completed asphalt repairs on the following roads: Willeford Drive, Treutlen Lane, and Waterford Lane.

2019 Road Repair and Replacement Project

Thomas & Hutton completed their final evaluation of Franklin Creek Road South and determined that the work completed by Bennett Paving was compliant with the road specifications and corrective plan. Additionally, the rideability of the roadway was significantly improved after the milling and repaving. This evaluation concludes this year’s road project.

BrightView Landscapes Common Property Maintenance

BrightView Landscapes has transitioned to their fall mowing cycles. Every other week, BrightView staff is beginning to work through their fall/winter projects. Their current project includes center island and right-of-way cutbacks. BrightView removes any limbs and/or shrubbery within 3 feet from an arm’s length that is impeding the mower’s ability to maneuver around common properties and effectively mow the grass. 

Departmental Safety Meeting

The Public Works Department conducts monthly safety meetings which provide educational training and videos on topics that include hand and power tool safety, how to read safety data sheets, heat safety and ladder safety (to name a few). The department also utilizes these meetings to conduct new equipment training and update the team on the active projects and initiatives that are taking place throughout the community. On Friday, October 18, the department held a fire extinguisher safety training that was led by staff from Chatham Emergency Services. Their training included the proper use of the PASS (pull, aim squeeze, sweep) method and the variations of fire extinguishers. We appreciate Chatham Emergency Services for taking the time to help our department exercise best safety practices in handling and operating fire extinguishers.   

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