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City Staff Works to Repair Steps, Lanes, and Paths

In the past few months City staff has worked to make repairs to Steps, Lanes, and Paths including repairing handrails and steps and cutting back vegetation obstructing pathways.

SLP # 318
Needed Repairs: A series of 14 steps and handrails from multi-use trail to Azalea Avenue is rotted out and needs to be completely rebuilt.
Requested by: Andrew Poster

Repair Notes: The steps were rebuilt by a cooperative effort between a private contractor and the Parks Team. Total cost for the rebuild (private labor and materials) was $3,800.00.

Repair Date: Sept. 27, 2017
Names of staff who made repairs: All Parks Team, led by Michael Hanlon

 


SLP # Lower # 254 – Boyle baseball field to Buena Vista Ave.

Requested by: Denise Andrews

Needed Repairs:
1. Repair handrails and steps; fill with gravel.
2. Cut back vegetation
3. Replace SLP sign if missing @ Buena Vista

Repair Date: July 23 and 24, 2017

Repair Notes:  The steps were rebuilt by a cooperative effort between a private contractor and the Parks Team. Total cost for the rebuild (private labor and materials) was $3,800.00.
Names of staff who made repairs: Various Parks team members


SLP # 13 - Ethel to Heuters
Requested by: Denise Andrews

Needed Repairs:

  1. Repair handrail at the bottom of steps on Ethel.
  2. Replace SLP sign.

Repair Date: June 26, 2017 

Repairs completed by: Parks team members




Completed Volunteer Projects:

Staff has also worked with community members on four SLP projects this summer. A neighborhood group led by Annie Long spearheaded work on SLP 47 and 48. On June 24th, the group cleaned out the drainage, filled in the gravel, removed invasive plants and cleaned up the mulch. DPW will complete the remaining work on SLP 47 and 48 by installing replacement stringers. The third completed project, SLP 37 (Earnscliffe Canyon) was cleaned up by the Tamalpais High School Football Team. New Head Coach Matt Lem Mon contacted the City last spring to coordinate a community service project as a team activity. With assistance from DPW, the team worked together to remove debris and widen the path. The final SLP project this summer was on Valley Circle, a connection to SLP 282 off of Miller Avenue. The Mill Valley Rotary Club planted six redwood trees and one Hawthorne to provide shade on the north side of Reed Creek. DPW prepared the site and provided the shovels, picks, water and buckets. It was an extremely hot day but the members of the Rotary continued all afternoon until all of the trees were planted.