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Yes, this work can be done with the project. Please contact the City if you’d like a rain garden installed with the project. Staff will verify the location is appropriate and you as the homeowner will need to sign a maintenance agreement and develop a planting plan. The contractor will construct a curb cut and excavate an area of the yard for the rain garden. The homeowner will be responsible for the plantings and maintenance of the rain garden.
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Access to all properties will be maintained for the vast majority of this project. However, there may be times during the day when you may not be able to access your driveway due to utility repairs, street paving, or other work, but generally access will be provided at the end of each day. With that being said, access may be unavailable for approximately seven days following any concrete curb or driveway replacement work. Residents will be provided notification when possible during the project when access to their homes will be restricted.
During construction, we will ask that all residents refrain from parking on the street. There are certain construction activities, i.e. curb replacement, where you will be required to park on the street. We will notify you prior to curb placement and let you know where you can park.
The City will coordinate with the Post Office, delivery services, and garbage service during periods of limited access if deemed necessary.
During construction, most residents will be using temporary mailboxes located at the outside the project limits. Upon the completion of the project, mailboxes will be replaced or reinstalled as necessary.
The City will coordinate with the bus company to determine if an alternate pick‐up location is required during construction. If a new location is required, the affected residents will be notified.
The maximum available project work hours based on the City’s noise ordinances are:
Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Any variations from this would need prior City Council approval. Once a contractor has been selected, a more exact work schedule will be made available.
No work will be permitted on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day in observance of the federal holidays.
The City of Champlin will send out a letter to all residents with contact information associated with the project prior to the beginning of construction. During construction of the project, the City will provide updates to the residents via letters, newsletters, project email list, social media and the City’s website.
The portion of the driveway that is impacted by the project will be replaced as part of the project. Residents may request that the contractor replace the entire driveway at their own cost. Each contractor is different but typically street contractors do not accept this type of work because their crews and equipment are geared for street construction work. If a contractor is willing to do driveway replacements, residents will be asked to contact them directly for any replacement requests.
Sections of maintained lawn that need to be removed for construction will be restored with new sod or seed at the end of the project. The contractor is responsible for watering of the new sod or seed for 30 calendar days following installation, after which it is the homeowner’s responsibility. All residents will receive mailings notifying them of the end dates of the contractor’s maintenance period, as well as tips on how best to care for new sod or seed.
Trees may be removed with the construction. All trees removed for construction purposes will be removed by the contractor at no cost to the owner. On past projects, some homeowners have requested additional trees removed on their property. These requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and any costs for tree removals not required by the project will be assessed to the homeowner.
The contractor is responsible for protecting, or replacing to their original condition if damaged, most items such as small retaining walls, landscape features, or irrigation systems found in homeowner’s yards. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to relocate any plantings that will be disturbed by construction; the contractor will not replace plantings with final restoration of the project.
For underground items such as invisible pet fences and irrigation lines, all homeowners are asked to make an effort to mark them so that the contractor can work around them and protect them as much as possible from damage.
Replacement of water or sanitary sewer lines will depend on the project. The Sewer & Water Department reviews all services to determine if replacement is needed.
The assessment rates for street improvements follow the City’s assessment policy. More information on assessments can be found on the City’s website project pages.
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