Saint Martial Housing / Majolice // Atelier d’architecture

first_img “COPY” 2019 CopyAbout this officeMajolice // Atelier d’architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSocial HousingBordeauxOn FacebookFrancePublished on July 19, 2020Cite: “Saint Martial Housing / Majolice // Atelier d’architecture” 19 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?波尔多圣马丁住宅 / Majolice // Atelier d’architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Saint Martial Housing / Majolice // Atelier d’architecture Houses Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaArchitect In Charge:Marie-Alice CasagrandeDesign Team:Majolice, Atelier d’architectureCity:BordeauxCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Philippe CaumesText description provided by the architects. The site in which the project took place is in Bordeaux, Saint Martial square (n°12). The structure was partially constructed and is the subject of a complete renovation. In its original configuration, the building had a garden, and is a stone build that rises to the first floor and includes a basement floor. The project involved the renovation and redevelopment of the building to create social rental housing and at the same time to renovate the usable space located on the ground floor. This operation integrates into the existing volumes and restores the complex: 3 dwellings and 1 activity room. Save this picture!© Philippe CaumesSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Philippe CaumesThe built volume has undergone major changes:reinforcement of all the structural elements of the building, upgrade of the garden façade and the creation of a terrace on the ground floor,interior renovation, recovery of all the coverage and zinc work, new skylights have been created. The canopy which was extremely dilapidated from the garden side was placed and the roofing extended.Save this picture!© Philippe CaumesThe stone façade of the building is on the public street side. It is protected and has undergone only very slight modifications: – Replacement of wood carpentry whose modeling has remained in line with the existing one, and treatment of rough iron railings, – Cleaning the stone façade and collection the degraded and collapsed parts. Special attention has been focused on respecting the original aesthetic of the building.Save this picture!© Philippe CaumesThe garden façade has been completely redone and has been given a new coating: cladding: “equitone” brand “eternit”, finish “tectiva” in Claire” tint. In addition, the openings have been redesigned and new exotic wood carpentry has been installed. Similar frames were laid around the openings. A terrace has been created in front of the garden façade: metal structure – filling by metal slats..Save this picture!© Philippe CaumesProject gallerySee allShow lessUtrecht Central Library & Post Office / Zecc Architecten + RijnbouttSelected ProjectsShougang NO.3 Blast Furnace Museum / CCTN DesignSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses, Social Housing•Bordeaux, France ArchDaily Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Terreal, AGC, Eternit Products translation missing: Photographs Architects: Majolice // Atelier d’architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Philippe Caumes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Saint Martial Housing / Majolice // Atelier d’architectureSave this projectSaveSaint Martial Housing / Majolice // Atelier d’architectureSave this picture!© Philippe Caumes+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Sharelast_img read more

Boston school bus drivers: ‘No reopening without safety first!’

first_imgBy USWA Local 8751On July 29, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751 issued the statement below, which President Andre François read on the August 6 Workers World Party webinar.Left to right, USW Local 8751 Chief Steward Frantz Cadet, Trustee Fred Floreal, and President Andre François at May 14 action in conjunction with Haitian Flag Day. The union protested recent unjust firings of their members and demanded enforcement of Local 8751’s COVID-19 Emergency Standard Operating Procedures. Photo Credit: usw8751.orgBoston school bus drivers say, “No school reopening without Union-planned and -designed health and safety procedures!”Teachers, nurses, bus drivers and monitors, custodians, paraprofessionals, food workers demand a seat at the planning table, now!First step:  Nurses in every school, bus yard, and food and nutrition facility to ensure frontline Emergency COVID-19  Worksite Standard Operating Procedures.Transdev: Stop the fraud! Hire professional bus and facility disinfecting companies, now!Transdev/Boston Public Schools:  Hire more bus drivers and monitors! Impact bargaining for full hazard pay and benefits for all school workers, now!For weeks in February and early March 2020, United Steelworkers Local 8751 published demands to our private employer, Veolia/Transdev, and to Boston Public Schools to professionally disinfect our bus yards and buses, to institute emergency Health and Safety Protocols, such as providing masks and other personal protective equipment, temperature screening, strict outdoor physical distancing, touchless restroom facilities, etc. As the pandemic spread worldwide, our employer and responsible parties failed to act, and in April, Local 8751 suffered deaths by COVID-19 of four drivers who were active in the city’s food home-delivery program to thousands of BPS children.Only the union’s forceful onsite intervention and job actions to enforce Emergency COVID-19 Worksite Standard Operating Procedures stopped infections among our members until Transdev dumped us all onto the unemployment line in late June.Local 8751 pledges to our members and the children, families and communities we serve:  Not One More Death!Local 8751 applauds the Boston Teachers Union’s frontline, essential, and in our opinion,  nonnegotiable demand for union nurses in every school. As the school bus is first daily contact with tens of thousands of Boston’s most precious cargo, Local 8751 also demands BTU nurses be stationed at the bus yards to assist Local 8751 with ensuring and enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Procedures.Local 8751 raises 1,000 fists of solidarity with the American Federation of Teachers’ July 28  powerful commitment and warning to federal, state and local governments that “safety strikes” will be the result if the workers’ health and safety demands remain unmet. No reopening without safety first!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Kerala HC Stays Decision Of ESI Corporation To Cancel ‘The Wards of Insured Persons Quota’ In Medical/Dental Colleges [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Stays Decision Of ESI Corporation To Cancel ‘The Wards of Insured Persons Quota’ In Medical/Dental Colleges [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay18 Oct 2020 8:41 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Thursday (15th October) stayed further proceedings pursuant to the notice issued by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) informing that seats filled up in previous years under IP quota in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges would be filled up by DGHS, Government of India as All-India quota seats for 2020-21.The Bench of Justice N. Nagaresh also stayed the decision…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Thursday (15th October) stayed further proceedings pursuant to the notice issued by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) informing that seats filled up in previous years under IP quota in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges would be filled up by DGHS, Government of India as All-India quota seats for 2020-21.The Bench of Justice N. Nagaresh also stayed the decision taken by the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to cancel the IP Quota.The Court specifically observed,”There will be an interim stay on all further proceedings pursuant to Exts.P1 and P2. It is made clear that the respondents may bring up this writ petition in the case the Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras gives any clarification/passes any order in this regard.”It may be noted that, Exhibit P1 (in the Writ Petition before the Court) was the Notice issued by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) informing that seats filled up in previous years under IP quota in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges would be filled up by DGHS, Government of India as All-India quota seats for 2020-21)On the other hand, Exhibit P2 (in the Writ Petition before the Court) was the decision taken by the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).to cancel the IP QuotaThe Case of the PetitionerThe petitioners in the present matter approached the Kerala HC, who were applicants for Wards of Insured Persons (IP) Quota seats in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges Employees State Insurance Corporation for academic session 2020-21 and were aggrieved by the notice dated 28.09.2020 issued by the 1st respondent informing that seats filled up in previous years under IP quota in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges would be filled up by DGHS, Government of India as All-India quota seats for 2020-21 (Exhibit P1).Thereafter, vide notice dated 30.09.2020, it was further informed that the decision to cancel IP Quota (Exhibit P2), was taken in view of the common order dated 07.06.2019 of the High Court of Madras in W.P 35853/2016 and 17948/2017 and the Judgement dated 06.08.2019 in W.A No.2274/2019 and 2304/2019 and also the order dated 15.07.2019 of the Apex Court of India in S.L.P (C) Diary No’s 24032/2019.It was submitted by the Petitioners that none of the above-referred orders of the High Court or Supreme Court enables the 1st respondent to cancel or abolish the IP Quota in ESIC Medical/ Dental colleges.Notably, the judgment of the learned single judge of the Madras High Court in WP.35853/2016 and 17948/2017 declared that the reservation policy of ESIC providing 20% reservation to the Wards of Insured Persons as unconstitutional and illegal (Judgment dated 07.06.2019).Further, the Division Bench of the High Court on 06.08.2019, disposed of the writ appeal preferred by the Director-General of ESIC recording the undertaking of the Additional Solicitor General of India that the ESIC shall immediately undertake the admission process in accordance with the relevant rules provided by the reservation of 20% of seats to the Wards of Insured Persons in the medical colleges established by the ESIC.Advocate C Unnikrishnan argued that the Judgment in Writ Appeal (dated 06.08.2019) had become final since the same has not been challenged before the Apex Court nor it is being reviewed by the Hon’ble Madras High Court thus the order of the single bench of Madras HC (07.06.2019/declaring the reservation policy of ESIC providing 20% reservation to the Wards of Insured Persons as unconstitutional and illegal) is not in existence as of now since the same is merged with the Judgment of the learned Division Bench (in Writ Appeal).Therefore, it was argued that the legal position as of now was that none of the judgment and orders referred to by the 1st respondent in Exhibit P2 has any impact on the decision taken to cancel/abolish IP Quota as per Exhibit P1 notice.It was specifically submitted by the Petitioners that Exhibit P1 and P2 are liable to be quashed. For the sake of repetition, both are explained herein:-Exhibit P1 – Notice issued by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) informing that seats filled up in previous years under IP quota in ESIC Medical/Dental colleges would be filled up by DGHS, Government of India as All-India quota seats for 2020-21)Exhibit P2 – Decision was taken by the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to cancel the IP QuotaGrounds pleadedIt was also pleaded before the Court that since no reason was stated in Exhibit P1 to cancel or abolish IP Quota in ESIC Dental/Medical college, the order is cryptic and non-speaking coupled with the fact that Exhibit P2 notice issued in continuation with Exhibit P1 notice is also not supporting the decision informed in Exhibit P1. Therefore, on that ground also Exhibit P1 is liable to be quashed.Importantly, it was submitted that the allotment of seats to ESIC management quota is only to the Wards of the Insured Persons and thus it was only extending the benefit to the economically weaker sections of the Wards of Insured Persons by who’s funds the educational institutions were running thus its policy were not discriminatory and violative of any provisions of law and had introduced this policy after the approval of the government.Therefore the 1st respondent (Employees State Insurance Corporation) cannot casually abolish the medical seats under IP quota to his whims and fancies because the beneficiaries of that scheme are the downtrodden working class and the ESI medical institutions were established with the funds of these employees.It was submitted that the action of the 1st respondent in the scrapping of the 20% reservation policy for the wards of the insured without any reasoning and basis is arbitrary, illegal and irregular.It was most humbly prayed that the High Court may be pleased to:-A. Call for the records relating to the Exhibit P1 and P2 impugned notice and issue a writ of Certiorari or other appropriate writs, order or direction quashing Exts.P1 & P2.B. Declare that Exts.P1 & P2 are illegal, cryptic and non-speaking and cannot be allowed to stand in the eye of law.C. Issue a writ of Mandamus or other appropriate writs, order or direction commanding the respondents to allot Medical /Dental UG seats to the petitioners in the 20% seats of Wards of Insured person quota on the basis of their merit in the NEET ranked list2020.As an Interim Relief it was prayed that the Court stay all further proceedings pursuant to Exhibit P1 and P2 forthwith, pending disposal of the Writ Petition.High Court’s OrderIn the context of the Judgment of the Division Bench of the High Court of Madras (Dated 06.08.2019), the Counsel for the petitioner submitted that 20% reservation for the Wards of the Insured Persons should continue.The learned Standing Counsel for ESI Corporation, on the other hand, submitted that Ext. P5 (Dated 06.08.2019) should be treated as confining to the year 2019 admissions only the Single Bench Judgment of the Madras HC (Dated 07.06.2019) was in operation.The Court observed,”The Division Bench of the High Court of Madras (Dated 06.08.2019) decided the issue involved in the Writ Appeal based on the submission made by ESI Corporation through the Additional Solicitor General of India. Prima facie, what is stated in Ext.P5 (Dated 06.08.2019) cannot be treated as for the academic year 2019 alone.”The learned Standing Counsel further submitted that a clarification petition had been filed by the ESI Corporation in the said Writ Appeal and orders are awaited.In the facts of the case, the Court said,”It is of the opinion that if an interim order is not passed, the reservation benefits due to the Wards of Insured Persons which were in existence hitherto, will be denied. In the circumstances, there will be an interim stay on all further proceedings pursuant to Exts.P1 and P2. It is made clear that the respondents may bring up this writ petition in case the Division Bench of the High Court of Madras gives any clarification/passes any order in this regard.” (emphasis supplied)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

Older people warned they’ll have to keep “cocooning”

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Previous articleTwo Irish Water workers in Donegal assaulted by publicNext articleClarity demanded from HSE as concern grows for nursing homes News Highland Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Older people warned they’ll have to keep “cocooning” Twitter Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Older people are being warned they’ll have to keep “cocooning” until the country has control of Covid-19.People over 70 have been urged to stay at home at all times since March 27th, to try prevent them contracting the infection.While the Department of Health insists cocooning is advisory and not mandatory, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan says the over-70s shouldn’t leave their homes yet:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – April 16, 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

Man arrested after aggravated assault of transgender woman caught on video

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(DALLAS) — A man has been arrested in connection to the beating of a transgender woman in Dallas.Dallas police announced on their blog that Edward Thomas, a 29-year-old black man, was charged Sunday with aggravated assault.Thomas is in custody at the Dallas County Jail. His bond was set for $75,000, according to the jail’s website, and it is not clear if he has obtained a lawyer.The Dallas Police Department said the incident is being flagged to the district attorney as a possible hate crime.Thomas’ arrest comes two days after the alleged assault, which was captured on video and spread widely over social media.The video shows the woman in a parking lot near the apartment complex when a man in a white long-sleeved T-shirt and white shorts runs up to her and slings her to the ground. He then pins her to the ground and starts raining left and right punches on the woman’s head. Several other men join in the assault, stomping and kicking the woman while she’s down.The woman told police her attackers used homophobic slurs during the incident.The woman told Dallas ABC station WFAA she suffered facial fractures and a right arm injury in the attack. She declined an on-camera interview.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was “extremely angry” about the attack.“Chief [Renee] Hall alerted me this morning to the assault at the Royal Crest Apartments and I have seen a video of what happened,” Rawlings said in a statement Saturday. “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman. I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas Police Department is fully investigating, including the possibility that this was a hate crime.”He added, “Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for this kind of behavior.”Dallas police thanked the public for its assistance and asked for anyone with information to call authorities.Twenty-six transgender people, the vast majority women, were killed in 2018, according to tracking by the Human Rights Campaign. One of those women, 26-year-old Karla Patricia Flores-Pavón, was strangled in her apartment in Dallas on May 9.Eighty percent of trans women killed in the past six years were women of color, HRC reports. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Navies Meet for the UNITAS Planning Conference

first_img View post tag: UNITAS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas April 2, 2015 Navies Meet for the UNITAS Planning Conference Authorities View post tag: Planning Conferencecenter_img View post tag: Navies Back to overview,Home naval-today Navies Meet for the UNITAS Planning Conference Navy representatives from seven countries gathered in Rio De Janeiro for the UNITAS Atlantic Initial Planning Conference March 30-Apr. 1.The Brazilian navy hosted the conference to plan for UNITAS 56-15, the 56th iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise series.Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet, said:2015 marks the 56th iteration of the UNITAS exercises, in which the U.S. Navy and our partner nation navies train together to enhance interoperability and theater security cooperation. This exercise, offers all of the participating nations an opportunity to enhance a cooperative maritime strategy that is in all of our best interests.UNITAS 56-15 is scheduled to begin in early November off the coast of Brazil with participants from Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Senegal, Honduras, Cameroon and the United States Navy.The purpose of the conference was to define the schedule of events, topics, activities and delegate responsibilities in support of UNITAS. The training exercises focus on logistics, communications, combat doctrines and other inter service interests between the partner nations.The annual UNITAS exercise series, which consists of two phases – Atlantic and Pacific – supports the U.S. Maritime Strategy, by bringing partner nation navies together to improve interoperability and build working relationships at sea.[mappress mapid=”15564″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Student soapbox: Social good goes beyond working for charities

first_imgThe careers that first come to mind for most Oxford students are easy to predict and fall into quite traditional categories. Yet, what job to enter is a big decision and before we decide we might want to pause for a minute to think about what is happening to society around us.So, for starters, positive social and environmental change isn’t happening fast enough: the inequality gap between rich and poor is widening in Britain and worldwide; we are as much as 100 years behind meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals; and pronouncements by scientists about the state of the environment grow ever gloomier.Do we really care? Maybe some don’t. But for those that do what can they do when deciding their career paths? As the Oxford Hub is proving, the options are exciting, but mind-boggling.Despite the ideal, we can’t deny that opportunities outside of traditional careers seem few and far between. Jobs in the charitable sector, for example, are rarely graduate level and are advertised on a fairly ad-hoc basis. Firstly, however, there are signs that the ‘information gap’ is closing and it is now much easier to find out about entry-level jobs when they appear.The Oxford Hub is currently in the early stages of a partnership with JustMeans, a new organisation advertising jobs that bring about positive social and environmental change – whether commercial or charitable. Sites like this, if successful, could go a long way to introducing people to a whole range of socially responsible jobs.Secondly, as JustMeans makes clear, working for social good obviously doesn’t just mean working for a charity. The Oxford Hub will be exploring this in more detail on Wednesday 2nd week when we are hosting a panel with representatives from TeachFirst and Tesco that explores ‘Different Models of Sustainable Change’.Doing good needn’t just be about standing on street corners shaking a tin or holding a megaphone. It could involve a career in the charitable, public or private sector. It could make you millions; it could make you very little. So, as the poet Mary Oliver wrote: “Tell me. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” The possibilities are limitless, but hopefully you’ll have something interesting and meaningful to show for it. A good bit of background research should leave you with a whole range of options.  Adam O’Boyle is Manager of the Oxford Hub, a group which aims to help Oxford students get involved  with causes. For more information visit Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of outside linkslast_img read more

Community Rallies Around Rescued Dogs And Cats

first_imgCommunity Rallies Around Rescued Dogs And CatsAround 70 dogs and cat were rescued from a former church turned sanctuary due to unsafe conditions last Tuesday. Now, the community is stepping up to help those animals. It Takes A Village on Evansville’s east side has taken in 25 dogs from the…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Who’s the real enemy?

first_imgDear Editor:Re: ”Local Students Take Part in National Walkout” (Hoboken Reporter, March 18). One of the Hoboken High seniors who took part said, “We have already wrote letters…”Well, anyway. This was a nationwide student walkout in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida, and this past weekend (3/24) saw a million young people take to the streets in many cities calling on Congress to do more about gun violence.When I was a boy everybody had guns but there were no mass shootings of the type that occur, it seems, every week in the USA. Our society is saturated with TV violence and Hollywood pornography, our military is engaged in killing millions of foreigners who never harmed us, and destroying their countries, spending trillions doing it, while our own country’s infrastructure is falling apart.I salute these young people and hope it’s the beginning of a great awakening. The usual suspects will try to bend them to their cause, but I hope they turn a deaf ear and realize that their enemy, robbing them of their future, is not the 2nd Amendment but what President Eisenhower warned us against, the corporate, banking, military-industrial-war-complex. T. Weedlast_img read more

Moving Ahead, Ocean City Prepares for Next Phase of $20 Million Dredging Program

first_imgSite 83, a disposal facility in the marshlands, has been emptied out to make room for more dredge spoils as the city moves ahead with plans to deepen the shallow back bays. By Donald WittkowskiIn a major development that will boost its $20 million dredging program, Ocean City has finally emptied out a disposal site where it has been taking muddy sediment removed from its shallow back bays for decades, representatives of a consulting firm told local residents during a town meeting Saturday organized by Councilman Bob Barr.Site 83, as it is known, had to be cleaned out before the city could move ahead with the next phase of the dredging program to deepen silt-choked lagoons and channels from one end of the barrier island to the other.“Without that facility, you cannot do dredging in Ocean City,” Carol Beske, an executive with the city’s dredging consultant, ACT Engineers Inc., told the approximately 50 residents who attended the meeting at the public library.Site 83, located in the marshlands off Roosevelt Boulevard in the south end of town, has a capacity of about 300,000 cubic yards of dredge spoils. It has served as the city’s dredge disposal site since the 1970s or 1960s, Beske noted. However, the site had to be emptied out before it begins accepting new sediment from the next round of dredging projects scheduled in the fall.Now that Site 83 has been cleaned out, the convoys of noisy trucks that had been hauling the dredge spoils out of the facility have stopped. Up to 100 trucks per day had been pulling in and out of the site, kicking up dust and dirt in the process and making it unpleasant for the surrounding neighborhoods, officials said.From left, Carol Beske, of the consulting firm ACT Engineers Inc., and Councilmen Keith Hartzell and Bob Barr address the audience at Saturday’s town meeting.One resident who spoke during the town meeting, Dave Bereeden, of Victoria Lane in the Merion Park section, said the lack of truck traffic will be a relief to the neighborhoods next to the Roosevelt Boulevard corridor.“It’s nice not having 100 trucks on that road every day,” said Bereeden, who credited the city with doing a good job of overseeing the project and securing the permits.Bereeden suggested that the city should take this opportunity to beautify the Roosevelt Boulevard corridor, making it a more inviting gateway for the tourists who vacation in the beach town.“Curb appeal is very important for a tourist community,” said Bereeden, who formerly served as the city’s Public Works manager and was also an official in the business administrator’s office.Beske said the entryway to Site 83 off Roosevelt Boulevard will be landscaped to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Among other improvements, an orange mesh construction fence will be removed and replaced with something more attractive, she added.The city, meanwhile, is preparing to resume its dredging program in September. Environmental permits are already in place for dredging of Carnival Bayou, between 16th and 17th streets, South Harbor, between Tennessee Avenue and Spruce Road, and Sunny Harbor, between Arkansas Avenue and Walnut Road.Last December, the city applied for a permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct dredging along the entire length of the island. Beske said the city expects to receive word by year’s end whether the permit has been approved.Among other things, the permit application seeks permission to convert what is now a temporary access road serving Site 83 into a permanent one.Landscaping improvements planned for the entryway of Site 83 off Roosevelt Boulevard include removing an unsightly orange mesh construction fence.Having a permanent road would speed up the process of having trucks haul away the dredge spoils pumped to Site 83 through pipes. However, in the future there would only be a need to run trucks to the site perhaps two months during the year, most likely January and February, during the city’s quiet off-season, officials said.The soup-like sediment must be “de-watered” before it can be removed from the disposal site. The water makes the dredge spoils too gooey and heavy to haul away, so the muck must stay at the site until it essentially dries out.Councilman Barr, who represents the Fourth Ward neighborhoods that surround Site 83, stressed during Saturday’s meeting that Ocean City will not accept dredge spoils from other towns now that the disposal facility has been emptied out. It will be used exclusively for Ocean City’s dredging projects, he said.Barr, who was joined by four other Council members at the town meeting, called dredging the “most challenging issue” the city has dealt with for a number of years. On and off, the city has been confronted with legal fights, regulatory hurdles and the high costs of the dredging projects.“It’s been a really challenging issue for a lot of different reasons,” Barr said.Councilman Keith Hartzell said city officials have been frustrated by the regulatory restrictions and conflicts that have delayed the dredging program. In some cases, one department within a regulatory agency will give Ocean City its approval, but another department of the same agency will object, Hartzell explained.“It’s frustrating for us and at times it’s going to be frustrating for you folks,” Hartzell told the audience at the meeting.Audience members listen to a presentation on the city’s $20 million dredging program during the town meeting at the public library.The city began the first round of dredging last year as part of a $20 million program proposed by Mayor Jay Gillian for 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, the municipality plans to spend $7.5 million for dredging projects, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.Some of the silt-clogged lagoons are so shallow that boat owners are trapped at their slips or must wait until high tide to gain access to the water. The city’s marinas are also threatened by the thick sediment.Hartzell said there are “many, many people” who simply can’t use the back bays because of the silting problem.To deepen the lagoons, the city is planning a comprehensive dredging program that would span the island from “tip to tip.” An estimated 1 million cubic yards of sediment must be cleared out of the lagoons and channels, enough muck to fill about 15 football stadiums.Eric Migala, another resident who spoke during Saturday’s meeting, said the shallow lagoons are preventing residents from enjoying their boats and bayfront homes. He said his boat remains stuck in mud.Migala, who lives on Waterway Road, urged city officials to begin dredging work on the adjacent channel as soon as possible to clear it out for boat traffic. The Waterway Road channel is not yet on the list of dredging projects, but city officials assured Migala they are aware of the problem and hope to address it.In a related issue, Migala objected to plans for disposing of dredge spoils at Site 83, arguing that the spill pipe used for the project will threaten the Waterway Road channel.“Site 83 is being overworked and is putting spillage into a natural waterway. I care about the well-being of a channel that is being destroyed,” Migala said in an interview after the meeting.last_img read more