Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Drexel-Barrell employees marking trees in Mapleton

On a pleasant September morning, two employees of Drexel-Barrel, the engineering firm charged with the task of coordinating the upcoming infrastructure work in the mobile home park, were seen to be busy at their work, marking trees in either Red or Blue. An explanation follows:

Drexel, Barrell and CO.

14 September 2006

Resident Mapleton Mobile Home Park 2635 Mapleton Avenue Boulder, CO 80304

Re: Trees-at-Risk Marking Activities Mapleton Mobile Home Park Utility Improvements Project Boulder, Colorado

Dear Resident:

On behalf of our client, Thistle. Community Housing, we will have staff on site to mark trees-at-risk due to the Utility Improvements Project for the Mapleton Mobile Home Park.

Drexel, Barrell & Co. has had the pleasure of being a part of the design team involved in the Utility Improvement - Project. Drexel, Barrell & Co. has provided surveying and engineering services to the project and will continue to provide support through the construction process.

The project will consist of upgrading the Park's" water, sanitary sewer, electric, and natural gas utilities. In order to provide a safe park environment, an effective utility system, and to comply with City code regulations some existing trees will need to be removed. Significant efforts were made, by design modifications and code variance requests with the City, to save as many trees as possible. Additionally, the contractor will work du(ing construction to save as many trees as possible. In order to assist the residents of the park in understanding the scope of the affected trees, Thistle Community Housing has requested that we physically mark the trees-at-risk.

DuCing the next few weeks Drexel, Barrell & Co. personnel will be on site to mark these trees. Trees-at-risk due to the water and sewer improvements, as well as the electric and gas improvements, will be marked with a red or blue dot on the street side of the tree. Additional red and blue flagging will also be used to mark trees-at-risk. The red marker indicates that the tree will most likely have to be removed. The blue marking will indicate that there is a possibility that the tree will have to removed. The current marking activity schedule is:

Week of 18th Mail Notification Letter

Week of 25fh Mark trees on site

There is a possibility that when marking some trees may not get marked or mis-marked. These marking are for the residents of Mapleton Mobile Home Park to get an idea of the trees-at-risk. The contractor will not be using the marked trees as the trees to be removed. The contractor will have and use an official list when removing trees.

Please feel free to speak with any of our staff while they are on site. However, please note that Thistle Community Housing or Drexel, Barrell & Co. office staff will better be able to answer any detailed questions you may have regarding the project. Please feel free to contact the following individuals with any questions regarding this project:

Jim Harrington Thistle Community Housing 303-443-0007 x.1 17

Matt Weisbrod Drexel, Barrel] & Co. 303-442-4338

Thank you for your continued support of this project and we look forward to continuing our support of this neighborhood.

Drexel, Barrel & Co.

Mark A. Anderson, P.E. Project Manager

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