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Brown lawns loom this year in California yards in the front and fruit trees and vegetable gardens in the back, said William Murray, Garden Grove's public works director."You are talking about a huge change that needs to be made, and unfortunately in a significantly short period...
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City settles issue of unwanted road

...plowing indefinitely."This situation is unique because the property was subdivided prior to modern standards," Public Works Director Rorie Watt told committee members.The land near the airport is now home to Paradise Bakery and Cafe, C.C...
New trash baler to revamp recycling

...the community has revolved around disappointment of what we're not doing and we need to show what we can do," Public Works director Rorie Watt said. "With the current baler, ... we were at the limit of how much recycled goods we could process...
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...budget shortfalls.Residents have questioned the project in a time of deficit both in the city and the state. Public Works Director Rorie Watt said he believes the project is more important than ever to boost the tourism economy and increase revenue...
Insurance payout will fund emergency school repairs

...patched, and Means said he is confident in the durability of the patches.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker asked new Public Works Director Rorie Watt about the life expectancy of Gastineau's roof if left with the patches."The roof is expected to...
Maintenance is top priority for city fund

...73 million of funding for FY 2016 projects will come from projected sales tax revenue and, according to new Public Works Director Rorie Watt, will include "a sweep of projects that more or less follow past department allocations."A majority...
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...Composting involves decaying organic waste, such as the sludge, being "rowed back and forth," according to Public Works Director Rorie Watt, over flat land covered in wood chips. Bacteria breed and consume the resulting mixture, generating...
'Nightmare' continues for pug owner

...subsequent to that and as to what inspections were performed on the work subsequent to completion."CBJ Director of Public Works Director Rorie Watts squarely placed the blame on the contractors."It was an error by the electrician, so it falls in...
Trash pickup prices to rise

...make up for this deficit with the temporary and permanent rate increases."Arrow is bundling its rates," said Public Works director Kirk Duncan. "In their announcement, their gross expenses and gross revenues suggested they are losing a little...
Leadership at Public Works, Eaglecrest shifts

...positions has yet to be decided. Public Works director Joe Buck is leaving after...When Duncan takes over as Public Works director in July, he will then get...technically retiring. "I've been Public Works director now for nine years," he...


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