Taylor Lake council weighing Building Department, tree-trimming
Taylor Lake Village's City Council will discuss concerns about the city's
building inspections, a contract for trimming trees near light poles, and
more during its Wednesday meeting.
The council had a workshop session last week to hear some contractors'
concerns about the Building Department, says City Secretary Stacey
"Our Building Inspector is very thorough and he inspects things to the code,
and sometimes contractors don't like that too much," Pilkinton says. "We're
going to have a report on what came out of that workshop."
The council will also consider whether to hire a company called Affordable
Stumps and Trees to trim trees near about 70 light poles in the city. The
agenda says the cost of this work is not to exceed $1,200.
"[Trees block] the lights and then they don't shine as well at night,"
Pilkinton says. She adds, however, that the city has heard very few
complains about this actually happening. "Not too many... basically, I think
one of our council members felt it was an issue."
The council is also looking at replacing the asphalt surfacing behind City
Hall. "It constantly gets torn up and has to be patched every year,"
Pilkinton says. The council and City Engineer will speak Wednesday about
putting out a series of bids for contractors to put down concrete around the
back of the building.
The council will meet Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 500
Kirby Blvd. View the agenda here.