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Understanding the Engineer’s Report: LLMD 6 (Peppertree)

Welcome to Understanding the Engineer's Report, a series that explores the technical language and concepts in the essential document known as the engineer's report: LLMD 6. In this installment, CivicMic will focus on proposed improvements to Fairfield's landscape and lighting districts. You can find the report here.

What Does the Engineer's Report LLMD 6 Contain?

The engineer's report LLMD 6 contains improvements. Improvements refer to the work that needs to be done to maintain and take care of trees and other landscaping features located in the public areas within the Landscape Maintenance District No. 2023-6 (Peppertree) area. The report also includes operation and service activities for street trees and other landscaping improvements throughout the district. This includes public right-of-way areas, open spaces, trails, and green belt areas. The eligible costs for these services may include personnel, utilities such as water and gas, materials, contracting services, and other items necessary for their satisfactory operation.

The improvements that will be maintained and serviced include ground cover, turf, trees, shrubs, and planters. Also included are landscaped areas and weed abatement in open spaces. It may also include sidewalk and hardscape improvements, entry monuments, and associated facilities. The total area of landscape maintenance within the district is approximately 56,144 square feet, and there are 233 street trees.

The report also specifies that the cost estimate and benefit analysis do not include maintenance, operation, and servicing activities for streetlights. This means that the costs associated with maintaining streetlights within the district will not be covered by the LMD. They will need to be funded through other means.

What Does the Engineer's Report LLMD 6 Provide?

The engineer's report LLMD 6 is critical because it helps property owners understand the proposed improvements and their associated costs. This information enables them to make informed decisions when it's time to cast their ballot on whether to adopt the engineer's report. The result determines if the improvements proceed.

In the next installment of our series, we'll discuss general versus special benefits in the engineer's report. This information will provide clarity on the benefits of the proposed improvements. It will also cover how they will impact residents in Peppertree.

Understanding the proposed improvements, their costs, and benefits is crucial as your district prepares to cast their ballots on the adoption of the engineer's report. Stay tuned for our next installments, where we'll continue to dive into the engineer's report and its implications for the Fairfield community.

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