Monday, July 28, 2014

Bel-Air Association's "Project Pothole" Gets Large Pothole on Strada Corta Filled/Patched

When driving the neighborhood, the Bel-Air Association's "Project Pothole" Team noticed a large pothole that had formed in front of two residences on Strada Corta. We reported it to the Bureau of Street Services that afternoon and it was quickly patched. 

All pothole repairs drastically improve the safety and smoothness of roadways for the motorists of our community. Please let us know when you see areas like this that need attention.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bel-Air Association Helps Get Falling Street Light Globe Repaired on Sarbonne Road

Recently, the BAA Team noticed that another street light globe in the 600 Block of Sarbonne Road was severely leaning off its post. For many reasons, this is a very important safety concern.

Upon returning back to the office, we reported it immediately.

A BIG THANK YOU to Street Lighting for their quick response and remedying the issue.

The tree-covered "No Parking Anytime Sign" has also been reported to DOT to be cleared so that the sign is completely visible to motorists.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bel-Air Association Gets Illegally Dumped TV Picked-Up from Montego Drive

Last week, a member called-in an illegally dumped TV on Montego Drive. The BAA Team immediately worked to get the TV picked-up and removed from the street-side. It was cleared the same day.

Keeping Bel-Air clear of trash, debris and other illegally dumped items is an important part of maintaining not only the beauty, but also the safety of our community.

944 Airole Way Dirt Haul Route DONE!

Below is the email just received from the Project Manager of the 944 Airole Way Development confirming that the Heavy Haul Export of Dirt from their site is COMPLETED.  Although there will be additional construction vehicular movement during the continued development of this project, the worst is now behind us.  We will continue to stay on top of the developer so that any disturbance from their continued development is minimized and that any damage done to Bel~Air streets and infrastructure from their Heavy Haul operation is repaired.

-The Bel~Air Association

Ladies and Gentlemen

I would like to advise you all that we have officially completed the Heavy Haul export of the 39,000 cubic yards of soil that was permitted under our grading permit and Haul Route. While the grading operation remains ongoing for the next couple of weeks the hauling has stopped as of  7/22/14. We have washed the street down with the water truck and street sweeper all day yesterday leaving the street in as good of condition as we started. 

Please keep in mind that even though we are completed with the export per our Haul Route we still have footing spoils and pool spoils that will need to be exported that do not fall under the same requirements as the Haul Route.

Next week we will be reviewing the Haul Route with the grading Contractor and Trucking Company and reviewing the video that was shot prior to the commencement of the grading to determine if there was any damage done to curbs or landscaping and make arrangements for them to be repaired.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you

Reece Hamilton  CCM, LEED ® Green Associate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama Traffic Advisory

The president is set to visit Los Angeles Wednesday July 23 through Thursday. While the major portion of his visit will be concentrated from Beverly Hills to Hancock Park, he will visit a home in Mandeville Canyon on Thursday morning before heading to LAX in the afternoon.

President Obama will attend two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee +Wednesday. To prevent traffic delays, avoid the following areas of Los Angeles and West Hollywood +Wednesday:
·         Beverly Boulevard and North Doheny Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
·         La Brea Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
·         West 3rd Street and Rossmore Avenue from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
·         Beverly Boulevard and North Doheny Drive from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

+THURSDAYPresident Obama will be making a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College +Thursday. Drivers are urged to avoid the following areas of Los Angeles and West Hollywood +Thursday:
·         Beverly Boulevard and North Doheny Drive from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
·         Grand Avenue and West Washington Boulevard from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
·         Sunset Boulevard and Mandeville Canyon Road from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
·         Sunset Boulevard and Barrington Avenue from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
·         Figueroa Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

IN PROGRESS: Keep Bel-Air Beautiful Spruces-Up Groverton Entrance - Colorful Plantings & Mulching

The Keep Bel-Air Beautiful Team is excited to announce that we are sprucing up the Groverton Place entrance to Bel-Air. To date, it has been marked with one of our vintage Bel-Air Association wrought-iron signs.

It is currently IN PROGRESS, but the below picture does show the start with new mulch being installed at the corner.

We hope this brightens the entrance for the members of Groverton as they make their way home each day!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bel-Air Association Helps Clear Illegally Parked Cars in 800 Block of Sarbonne -- Obstructing Airole Haul Route

Recently, on one of our trips through the neighborhood to check the Airole Haul Route, we encountered again a lot of construction-related traffic congestion from separate projects on Stradella Road. Upon stopping, the BAA Team engaged the contractors and the drivers of the vehicles, explaining the requirement of keeping "No Parking" areas clear. They responded quickly and relocated the vehicles on-site or to a permitted parking area.

Please remind all contractors that for SAFETY purposes, vehicles cannot be parked illegally for ANY amount of time. And, in any event that a lane is blocked, flagmen MUST be present.