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August 2, 2018: My other
concern is the digging in the back yard to expose underground cables and a water
sprinkler pipe seen in this image below.
Digging went from a narrow trench to this bigger scoop closer to the
This is a view from the north showing the narrow trench opening to the
The dirt pile is bigger now looking west and the "jungle" is
getting out of hand.
This view is looking north the BIG scoop area near the camera has nothing
but tree roots. It is the area close to the property line than can become
a new easement area where the CATV feeder line and the line extender pedestal
box can be relocated. I am publishing this page on August 6, 2018 after a
visit from the Spectrum Cable line technician who works this area. I
showed him the details of the work being done here and the location of the
cables from the access road across the back yard to this dig site. He
assured me they can repair any cable damage from the construction site
contractors in ONE DAY. I told him about what I have heard about a
permanent wall that could be built near the property line.
Here is the area at the old trench where the CATV cable is buried just to
the right side of that concrete wall. I put that white pipe there to mark
the location of a sprinkler head I will raise as they finish the landscape
contour to insure good drainage. There is apparently another inspection
required before the final fill dirt is applied that will cover the concrete wall
with 1.6 inches of soil and turf.
September 1, 2018: The roads are
getting prepped for pavement soon. The two streets at the entrance already
have shell fill and concrete curbs.
The water retention pond near the center of this photo has just had grass
sod laid down on the shore line this past week. This is the first time I
have seen they have been putting in curbs for the main street from the traffic
circle at the entry to the development.
September 5, 2018: This photo taken
today shows the street closest to the house getting shell fill, but I have not
seen them pouring concrete curbs here.
The bulldozer immediately spreads the truck load of shell fill that
is commonly the roadbed for paved streets in central Florida.
This is the wide view of the area from our lot to the street preparations
north of lots 22 and 23.
The area above shows the concrete main drain for rain water in this area with most of the soil around it awaiting final grooming that will cover the original concrete wall under about 2 inches of soil and may have some sod installed. When this area by the old concrete wall gets finished, I will point out the drainage from our lot needs some soil added on this side of the wall to insure the rainwater can reach the drain.
September 6, 2018: I met with a couple
of guys recently who do lawn work for the construction company developing the
golf course home sites. I gave them some information about the
"jungle" that WAS behind the neighboring houses on the west side of
our house. They cleared out the wild stuff next door, and trimmed the back
yard area north of the construction fence behind our house. I have still
not seen anyone associated with the explorative digging looking for cables back
Here is the "jungle" photo from near the top of this page for
comparison to the cleared photo just above.
Here are some photos of the work area adjacent to lot 23 on the sanitary
sewer pump station.
Each day sees the extension of the roadbed with shell fill soil.
This roller is used to smooth the roadbed as it gets up near ground level before
the concrete curbs are poured.
The road heads northeast from here as you can see. The bulldozer
spreads each truck load of roadbed fill material as it is delivered. The
loud "bang" of the dump truck tail gate closing announces each new
load of fill material being delivered. The BLUE pipes at the bottom of
this photo will be used to bring city water into this side of the
development. I heard another connection for city water is planned for the
north side of the construction zone.
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