Lietome

United States

#1 Dec 2, 2009
Why have you failed to enforce the state building code regarding erosion control and site run off at the new construction sties on Irving Ave.? At one site the sidewalk and street are covered with mud. If you can't do you job, please ask Westmoreland County to help you.
Gidget

Gloucester, VA

#2 Dec 2, 2009
Why are you posting this on Topix instead of addressing it with the Town?
mentalist

Portland, OR

#3 Dec 14, 2009
how can runoff or any other storm water be properly handled when the town has no storm drainage system that works?
Rusty Nuts

United States

#4 Dec 14, 2009
mentalist wrote:
how can runoff or any other storm water be properly handled when the town has no storm drainage system that works?
The short answer is Grass and native vegetation. A freshly cleared construction sites that doesn't use proper silt fencing and allows silt to run to the river is the most likely case of improper handling of run off.
billee

King William, VA

#5 Dec 14, 2009
building and zoneing have no clue about the codes. I personally know people that have done wrong/broken codes, and just because they knew the officials, they were told it was alright.
Rules

Tappahannock, VA

#6 Dec 14, 2009
Rusty Nuts wrote:
<quoted text>The short answer is Grass and native vegetation. A freshly cleared construction sites that doesn't use proper silt fencing and allows silt to run to the river is the most likely case of improper handling of run off.
One evening recently the road was so covered in mud that cars, including myself were forced to slam on brakes when they encountered the unexpected mud slide.
When I had my home built several years ago, before any construction began, I had to submit a culvert site drawing to the state and the town. I had to purchase 25 feet of concrete (not metal) culvert pipes. The state dug the culvert and installed the pipe.
The plan had to be on file and signed off before the first speck of dirt was moved. This cost me quite a bit of extra money.
The builder had to install black plastic run off fences all around the building site. I also had to buy gravel for the construction vehicles and the dumpster. After all that was done, construction could began.
Soon after my project was started, and I spent more time in the town, I noticed several other homes in the construction phase did not have culverts, nor silt fencing, and no gravel! These were not homes out in obscure hidden locations. They were, like the Irving Ave. homes, in plain sight of all.
I did not complain then because it was obvious that I was the outsider, and being treated as such.
I appreciated the building inspector that we did have then. He worked for the homebuilder and made sure our homes were built as they should be, despite some things I have heard since he disappeared.
Several years ago there seemed to be a bit more concern about the town getting hefty fines for Chesapeake Bay violations.
I see things like the mud slides across the roads and have to wonder what's really going on here now.
Boardwalks End

King George, VA

#7 Dec 15, 2009
Same happened with the new 2 story house built on the condo property on Lincoln Ave. No silt fence in the beginning and neighbors had mud in their driveway all the time and what they did put after didn't last long. An old culvert was there properly draining the water until the builder came and mashed it down. They found out after house was built that there was NO waterline to the main in street, so good ol' Decked Out came (without warning to others) and cut Lincoln Ave right across the middle to get to the connection and just left it with a few pebbles to cover. Needless to say, now when it rains the water/mud/debris runs down Lincoln headed straight to the river or in the ditchline to nowhere and sits there for days. Again it was a local builder who must have had friends in high places.

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