In my last post, I mentioned ‘locates’ had begun, and are now done. What are ‘locates?
Any time a utility company buries it’s pipeline, cable etc. and you plan to dig it’s important to know where they’re buried to avoid hitting them when you drill a hole.
There’s four major companies with pipes crossing through the valley in E.T. Seton (you probably pay 2 0r 3 or their bills each month). The City of Toronto Parks Dept. has coordinated with each of the various companies to come to the park and ‘locate’ the underground pipes etc. and with today’s meeting it’s confirmed that pin locations are fine, we’re OK to begin!
On another topic, up until now I haven’t really felt like the project is really going to happen (nothing to throw at yet….etc.) – kind of a weird sense of doubt I know- but with the baskets having long since arrived we’re obviously moving ahead. It’s long overdue to make mention of some KEY support.
Baskets aren’t cheap (19 of them add up pretty quick!) nor will the rest of the equpment for tee-pads signs, and other materials along the way. We would be throwing at trees and lamp poles if it weren’t for the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Our application was approved last fall (see link through ODSA site below for more on this):
Let us all speak positively (and often) of OTF, BNS, ODSA and PDGA – their combined generosity has made this installation possible.