GOOD NEWS- PART 2. The last time you read “Good News” in this column, it was a false alarm. The City didn’t anticipate the complexities of the lawsuits that were flying around at the time that put a halt to any activity to repair the hill. Now, though, it appears everything is in order to commence with this project. The City has completed the plans for the repairs needed to make the hillside above Tellefson safe again. These plans are out for bid and proposals to fix the hill should be back in the City’s hands by July 12, 2007. We are then on track for a contract bid to be awarded on July 23 with the work to commence around August 13, 2007. The completion date is due by the end of November, hopefully before any significant rains show up. We have never heard the City officials so confident about this project and actually gave us a specific timetable that they plan to follow.
One of the homes atop Cranks has been purchased by the City and will possibly be torn down for use as construction staging (storing equipment and the like). When the project is complete, the City will re-sell the property and return it to private hands. A second home, owned by the Vendeweghe family, may also fall under this provision depending on necessity. Before Thanksgiving, we will all again be allowed to traverse Tellefson. Your Culver Crest Neighborhood Association appreciates your continued patience during this trying inconvenience.