New Fencing Protects Oaks but Coordination At Site Questioned

  • New fencing protects heritage oak trees in Frazier Mountain Park from Tilton Pacific Construction building activities and staging for new branch library. This photo was taken Friday, July 2, after newspaper reports and community groups objected to token fences.

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    New fencing protects heritage oak trees in Frazier Mountain Park from Tilton Pacific Construction building activities and staging for new branch library. This photo was taken Friday, July 2, after newspaper reports and community groups objected to token fences.

  • Architect Max Williams shows concrete work that differs from plans, endangering more oaks.

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    Architect Max Williams shows concrete work that differs from plans, endangering more oaks.

  • Architect Max Williams shows concrete work that differs from plans, endangering more oaks. Keats Gefter looks on.

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    Architect Max Williams shows concrete work that differs from plans, endangering more oaks. Keats Gefter looks on.

By Patric Hedlund

Frazier Park architect Max Williams has looked over the architects’ plans for the Frazier Park Branch Library, and sees good news and bad news. The good news is that the architect did specify on the original blueprints given to the builders that heritage oaks on the site were to be preserved. The bad news is exactly the same. The message was there, but it wasn’t heeded, Williams said on a Fourth of July meeting at the library site, looking over the plans with TriCounty Watchdog Keats Gefter and reporters from The Mountain Enterprise.

It appears that the building contractor, Tilton Pacific Construction, and the civil engineer who prepared the grading, drainage, paving, retaining wall and fencing plan have not coordinated with the architect,Williams warns. He said that the drawings do not show the architects’ design specifications integrated into how the builders have implemented the exterior work, opening the possibility for further mistakes.

This is part of the July 09, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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