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Re: 445 Oak Ct - Required 3rd-Party Tree Inspector prior to Excavation

From: domainremoved <striffler>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:40:22 -0700

Council - it is 7:38 and the developer has heavy equipment running!

Look how close their backhoe is to my tree. They must have a 2nd Arborist
opinion.

Please help us out.





On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 7:19 AM striffler <striffler_at_(domainremoved)

> Council, I believe that you specifically asked for a 2nd review and I
> stand by my suggestion that Brian hire McClenahans for a 2nd in-person
> review in addition to his current Arborist prior to excavation and daily
> thereafter.
>
> Brian, thank you, but the City Council was clear that there should be a
> second Arborist approval.
>
> Also, remember Peter Otaki’s comment directed specifically to you, that
> you should treat your neighbors with better care and respect than you have
> during this project. You would have been considerate to mail this
> attachment to the neighbors when you created it, proactively.
>
> Alex
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 6:56 AM Brian Nguyen <briant.nguyen_at_(domainremoved)
> wrote:
>
>> Hello --
>>
>> I have retained my original 3rd party arborist, the well-respected, Mr.
>> Walt Levison. All protocols have been reviewed and approved by the City of
>> Menlo Park.
>>
>> His demolition approval letter attached.
>>
>> /Brian
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Brian T. Nguyen*
>> briant.nguyen_at_(domainremoved)
>> 650.269.6300
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:33 AM, striffler <striffler_at_(domainremoved)
>>
>>> Honorable City Council,
>>>
>>> When you reviewed the 445 Oak Ct project, you mandated a requirement
>>> that a 3rd Party Arborist inspect the worksite prior to excavation and
>>> regularly during construction. This was in response to the Heritage
>>> Redwood Trees less than 7 feet from the construction zone at my next-door
>>> residence at 1485 Woodland Ave.
>>>
>>> I received a letter from the Developer, Brian Nguyen (on cc), stating he
>>> would begin excavation this coming Monday, yet I have not been presented
>>> with an official report from the 3rd-party Arborist stating that fencing
>>> has been done properly and that excavation can be allowed to begin, per the
>>> terms of the Council's requirement.
>>>
>>> I recommend that Mr Nguyen pay for McClenahan's Tree service, a local
>>> and well-regarded Willows institution come out for the inspection prior to
>>> Monday, and daily from that point forward.
>>>
>>> Please do not allow Mr Nguyen to begin his excavation until McClenahan's
>>> has visited the site and provided the appropriate recommendations.
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Alex Striffler-Hernandez
>>> 408-368-3652
>>> 1485 Woodland Ave
>>>
>>
>>


Received on Fri Jul 20 2018 - 07:40:45 PDT

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