..................................of a sub-divison: Episode 4
The juggling mentioned at the end of Episode 2 involves all of the things that have to happen before the actual work begins. We will revisit those things later. Let's start the actual development work:
A year ago the land was tilled and corn planted. This growing season nothing was planted, we just let God have her way. The very first step was to mow:
Once the mowing was completed, the second step was to call OUPS (Ohio Utilities Protection Service). The "call before you dig" people come out an mark any underground utilities in the area being worked on. Fortunately for us, the only thing we need to be careful of is the underground telephone/cable line - marked by OUPS in yellow - out by the road.
Technology is a wonderful thing. Elevations are important in development. Everything has its place and it needs to be in the right place. GPS handles much of that work today. The third step was for the engineers to set up the GPS system for the project:
One of the things that is required of developers is to establish erosion control. Apparently it is considered bad form to allow soil for our project to end up in our neighbors' yards. To be good neighbors and to keep that from happening, 1,650 lineal feet of silt fencing was installed:
Once the silt fence was installed, the process of removing all of the top soil commenced:
To Be Continued.............