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Old 04-25-2012, 10:54 AM
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Cool 99W revisited...

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Sent this to ODOT today... This is a little bigger than my SAK can handle.

<SNIP>
there's an evergreen hedge that is severely encroaching on the bikelane/shoulder.
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Got this last night...

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Hello K'Tesh,

Thank you for contacting AskODOT at the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Citizen Representative Office. It's my understanding this area was trimmed last week. Thanks again for brining this to our attention.


Please don't hesitate to contact us for additional information,
Tori Hickerson
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Looking to go and get some photos of the area later today.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:53 PM
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Talking

Went out and got some photos of the hedge on 99W this evening...


Before and after


Before and after

Not the neatest job of pruning that I've seen, but it's not going to be a problem for a long time to come.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:38 AM
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I like trees and all leafy air pollution cleaners.
OTOH even the prettiest tree can become a hazard.

I had a bottle of something like this:
http://www.bayeradvanced.com/tree-sh...stions-answers
It wasn't as fast as Agent Orange but when applied as directed it was 100% effective. A small garden pump sprayer on stream and one might not even need to stop.

Not strictly legal but eventually we have to respond to dangerous private encroachment on public space.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:31 PM
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I usually don't do much road improvements since I'm a bit of a fan of many obstacles. I'll go out of my way by a couple of blocks to hit a cobblestone or dirt road, for instance.

I saw this on 78th street a bit west of St. Johns and had to pull it out and toss it in the grass, though.


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Old 05-03-2012, 07:03 AM
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Talking Gaps getting filled.

You may remember the issue about the huge gaps I found on SW Park Ave at Clay (as seen in Post 316)

I've been putting a lot of pressure on this issue lately, and found that the vaults belonged to PGE.

I got a phone call and this email this morning.

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K'Tesh, here is my contact information for you to e mail or call me if you need to get in touch with PGE regarding these vault lids. Today we are putting some filler material into the wider cracks. I have spoken to the SDC (design) to get Old Castle (are contractor to build these special lids) into these vaults to get measurements and start building these new ones. Thank you for our conversation this morning on the phone and your e mail address so we can contact each other.



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Portland General Electric
Supervisor, General Line Foreman
Central S&D UG Network Construction
Eastern Regions, PDX Core Area Operations
I'll post more photos later.

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:16 PM
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Smile SW Clay @ SW Park... Repair in progress

Here's the email I send after catching the guys from PGE in the process of the temporary repair.

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Hi folks,

I was there when three PGE employees showed up to shift the grates over this vault, then filled it in with rope, foam, and some self-leveling sealant. I was told that new covers for these vaults have been ordered and will be installed in about a month.


In the meantime, I thought I'd share photos of the guys (Rick, Ryan, and Lou) doing the temporary fix.


Thanks for all your time and efforts in helping me get this issue resolved.


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Dangerous Grates on SW Park @ SW Clay (Repair in Progress)



UPDATE: Was corrected, the vault covers have to be special ordered, and will take a couple of months to be replaced.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:24 AM
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Red face

I sent another email, just after the "Thanks for fixing the grate" email (Really, We Still Have This Problem?!)... This time it's about this issue:

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After checking out the grate that you folks fixed, I headed to Tualatin to catch the WES by traveling down Upper Boones Ferry Rd.. Between SW Durham Rd, and SW Afton Ln., there's a problem with the bikelane being crowded by overgrowing landscaping and blackberries. Sorry I didn't find it earlier when you had the stuff to tackle 99W. Again, this is threatening tall vehicles too.



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This time, I limited it to only about 5 people (all ODOT), I don't feel like they need all the external pressure I've been using lately.[/QUOTE]

Got this today:

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Hello K'Tesh,



Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Our maintenance staff will be trimming the area next week.



Ride Safe,
Tori Hickerson
Citizen Representative
To which I replied with this:

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Hi Tori,

While they're at it, could they do some work on the MUP between SW Montgomery St and SW 18th Ave in Portland. The rose bushes were a probably not the best idea to plant at eye level there.



Thanks!

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They already dealt with the graffiti, but there's that other eye sore (or sore eyes) there.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:58 PM
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Lightbulb Pruning Along The Way...

Spent a little time with the Swiss Army Knife today...

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:57 PM
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Red face Better late than never...

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I usually don't do much road improvements since I'm a bit of a fan of many obstacles. I'll go out of my way by a couple of blocks to hit a cobblestone or dirt road, for instance.

I saw this on 78th street a bit west of St. Johns and had to pull it out and toss it in the grass, though.


Bike Lane Punji Stick by Lester Of Puppets, on Flickr
Sorry I didn't say this before... Thanks for getting involved
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:54 PM
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Lightbulb Poor Conditions In Sherwood Better Look Out...

I'm here, and I'm already actively getting things cleaned up.



And a heaved sidewalk in front of the Police Facility has already bean dealt with...



A pair of phone calls into Non-Emergency Dispatch, and Sherwood's Public Works Dept came out and ground the edge of this segment of sidewalk down. And while they were there, they also dealt with my complaint about the trees overgrowing the sidewalk and bike lane...


After pruning was done (no before image available)

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