Last year, after the fiasco of trees being killed during reconstruction of Spaight St., citizens vowed that contractors should be held responsible for damage to trees. In fact, the City's Subcommittee on Construction Site Erosion recommended that a "blacklist" of incompetent contractors be maintained.
The contractor for the Spaight Street mishap was S&L Underground & Trucking of Sauk City. They are one of the four companies bidding on the Greenway project. More information here. As of June 24, S&L Underground & Trucking was the "apparent low bidder" for the Greenway project. An ideal choice for looking after our valued trees!
You can see a photo of Speedway's Edgewood construction site during the June 21 storm below.
It looks as if a mudslide is taking place! Is this the company you want to work around our valued trees? If the movement to block irresponsible contractors is to have any teeth, we have to keep Speedway out of the Greenway!
Since our greenway is the sole exit for stormwater from a substantial portion of Sunset Village, it's going to be a disaster if we have a large storm during construction with all the resulting bare earth. Engineering is "hoping" a big storm won't happen. And Speedway has already demonstrated it's lack of attention to erosion control.