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Reports, requests and contracts highlight Monday Augusta Commission committee meetings

...late 2015.? Approving a $50 million list of proposed penny sales tax package projects to be completed by Augusta Engineering Department if voters approve the sales tax May 20.? Approving $1.5 million for continued on-call concrete and road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-27/reports-requests-and-con
City could rise as a national leader in watershed management

...as nearly 2,000 other cities and counties already have done to solve their drainage problems. Indeed, Augusta Engineering Department Director Abie Ladson, the city's point man for the current effort, says the biggest challenge is planning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-09-07/city-could-rise-
Overgrown vegetation

...property. The city code prohibits plant growth exceeding 12 inches or stagnant water.WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: The Augusta Engineering Department is responsible for maintenance of the city's detention ponds.ACTION PROMISED: Assistant Engi neering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-29/overgrown-vegetation
Stay of execution denied for Forrest Hills oak

...adjoining property," criteria that must be met to remove a tree on a public right of way.In late October, the Augusta Engineering Department marked the tree for removal, but neighborhood residents say the reason remains vague. At first, orange...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-11/stay-execution-denied-forrest
Forest Hill tree removal plan causes neighborhood turmoil

...yards, and that has offered year-round shade to residents for 85 years, was marked for removal by the Augusta Engineering Department.The reason remains vague, residents say.At first, orange tape appeared around the trunk of the tree...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-23/forest-hill-tree-removal-plan
Sinkhole temporarily closes Walton Way lane

...should avoid the area by using Central Avenue or the Calhoun Expressway, according to a news release from the Augusta Engineering Department.Augusta Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell said the repairs should be completed by Monday, although the department's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-09-06/sinkhole-temporarily-closes-
Don't buy Olmstead hype

...to move forward. A report prepared by the Augusta Engineering Department in December 2008 titled "Sedimentation and...dredged, but it would cost $20 million, per Augusta Engineering Department estimates. The fact that this has been going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-02-07/dont-buy-olmstead-hype
City committee considers stormwater fee, spending budget surplus

...rainwater from going into the ground.The fee would generate the $8 million to $9 million annually that Augusta Engineering Department needs to cover increasing right-of-way and other infrastructure maintenance costs, Engineering Director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-07-26/city-committee-considers
Road work to close lane of River Watch Parkway

...30 p.m. while workers replace the center median guardrail, according to a news release from the city of Augusta Engineering Department.One eastbound lane will remain open while the work is performed. Drivers may avoid the work area by using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-09-17/road-work-close-lane-river-w
Augusta engineering department pushes stormwater fee

Engineering Director Abie Ladson presented commissioners with a detailed proposal for implementing the monthly fee, which would affect all properties, including churches and schools.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-10-08/augusta-engineering-depa