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Weeds were a huge nuisance in the channel. How will the CHBRP fix this problem?
The Stormwater Utility will contract with landscape professionals to provide maintenance for the completed project after the warranty period for the project landscaper has expired. The first few years, extra weed abatement will be required until the closely-spaced plants grow in and around each other. At that point, the plantings will naturally block out the weeds. The facility will also have bark mulch to help prevent weed growth.

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1. What does CHBRP Mean?
2. Why build the CHBRP?
3. Why couldn't the Stormwater Utility just seal the cracks in the channel? Wouldn't that have been enough to keep the weeds from growing?
4. Who financed the CHBRP?
5. What were the project limits?
6. What was the projected timeline for construction?
7. People drive way too fast on Country Homes Boulevard. Will the project make it worse?
8. What regulatory permitting processes affected construction of the CHBRP?
9. How does the new bio-infiltration swale and subsurface pipe system work?
10. Will the swale be able to handle heavy rainfall in the same capacity that the existing asphalt channel did?
11. Will standing water in the bio-infiltration swale attract mosquitoes?
12. How will the bio-infiltration swale handle snow?
13. How will the project affect irrigation?
14. Who will be responsible for post-construction landscape maintenance?
15. Weeds were a huge nuisance in the channel. How will the CHBRP fix this problem?
16. As the native grasses and trees grow, will visibility at the intersections / crossings along Country Homes Boulevard be impaired?
17. Will there be permanent signage placed at the site?
18. Since there will not be signs, how will the public be made aware of the CHBRP?
19. Will wildlife be enticed to nest or live in the bio-infiltration swale?

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