5/16/2022 10:11:00 AM Sod on odd side of Fourth turns brown, weedy
Sean Hale, public works director for the city of Stewartville, poses near a brown, weedy patch of boulevard and lawn in front of a home along Fourth Avenue Southeast last week. After reconstructing the street in 2019, Elcor Construction placed the sod on the boulevards in front of homes on the odd-numbered side of the street. “(The sod) lived a full year or a year and a half,” Hale said. However, a long dry spell during summer 2021 killed much of the sod. Hale, speaking to the City Council last week, said he will continue working until the problem is fixed.
After reconstructing Fourth Avenue Southeast in 2019, Elcor Construction placed sod on the boulevards in front of the homes on the odd-numbered side of the street. Elcor built the boulevards to accompany the sidewalks added to one side of the road, a compromise with Fourth Avenue Southeast residents who initially didn't want sidewalks on either side. Sean Hale, the city of Stewartville's public works director, said for most of the neighborhood's residents with boulevards, the sod was in good shape for the first year... For more on this story pick up your copy of the May 17 Stewartville STAR.