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Posted on December 22, 2021 at 2:59 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter
Q. I live on Bobolink Lane. There is considerable construction going on in this area for both lot development and housing construction. When excavation work is being performed, it would appear that some contractors attempt to prevent soil erosion through the sparing use of water and some do not try at all. Today, 12/21/2021, the winds are quite high and there is a contractor digging a foundation. There are times when you cannot see the house across the street due to the dirt being blow off of their construction site. Does the city building ordinance have any rules that should be followed when performing excavation work? I found this: 15.14.020.E. Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control in the unified development code but I am not sure this really addresses the issue. I have pictures of this, but I did not see a place to upload documents or photos.
A. City of Laramie Code Admin staff are aware of the situation on Bobolink Lane and Grand View Heights new subdivision. Contractors have been approached regarding their responsibility to keep the dust down during the excavation and construction phases. Code Admin has directed them to take the necessary precautions to keep the dust and dirt down and maintained as much as possible. Unfortunately, recent high wind activity has compounded the situation. Code Admin staff will continue to monitor the situation and will keep in contact with the contractors throughout the development of this subdivision, reminding them of their responsibility.