Director’s Updateadmin | Friday, November 4th, 2011 | Comments Off
As you may be aware, the start of the Ashland Youth Center (AYC) construction has been delayed by 3 months. The initial grading in preparation for the construction of the facility uncovered some odorous soils that resulted in a work stoppage. As a cautionary measure, during this time, we have conducted numerous soil tests at many different locations and depths. The findings from these tests have enabled us to develop a remedy that ensures a safe site.
With recent approval from environmental entities, we are proceeding with the corrective steps which include: soil excavation, exporting soil and importing of clean soil. Ongoing testing of soil will occur throughout this process to ensure that it is buildable and clean. We are confident that this required investment and additional cautionary measures will ensure a site that is clean and safe for all. Our contractor, Clark & Sullivan, will be on-site immediately after the grading process and will begin construction by the end of November. In addition, neighbors of the future Ashland Youth Center will be notified directly by Alameda County Environmental Health Department about activity at the site.
Please feel free to contact Trip Miller, Alameda County General Services Agency’s Project Manager, by email at email@example.com if you would like more details about this matter, or for updates with the construction schedule.
The AYC staff holds a commitment to community, safety, and health. We are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that the AYC will be a safe place for years to come. I’d like to extend my gratitude to everyone involved with this matter for your leadership and commitment to the future youth, families, and community of the Ashland Youth Center.