/Tag: levee

[Stuff] The Corps of Engineers Says

This is breaking news, and we are still absorbing the just-received document, but today the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers answered the complaint we filed in federal court to protect the dike road trees. The Corps of Engineers' Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint (pdf) is a detailed and formalistic response which will be used primarily to frame [...]

By |2012-03-12T16:47:48+00:00March 12th, 2012|Dike Road Trees|2 Comments

Dike Road Trees Petition Gets Non-Reponse From U.S. Army

We just received the lamest of lame responses from the U.S. Army in response to our petitions. Taking cover behind "pending litigation," U.S. Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy barely acknowledges our community's outpouring of support for the dike road trees with a hugely disappointing "I cannot comment further at this time" letter. [...]

By |2012-02-14T16:46:26+00:00February 14th, 2012|Dike Road Trees|1 Comment

Removing Dike Road Trees Could Cost $1.6 Million

Taking a closer look at the impacts of the Corps of Engineers mandate to remove trees from the Rosenberry Drive dike, a local engineering firm was engaged by North Idaho College to review options for the City of Coeur d'Alene. In the review, the firm estimated that the costs of removing trees and roots, and [...]

By |2012-02-06T17:25:08+00:00February 7th, 2012|Dike Road Trees|1 Comment

Coeur d’Alene Appoints Dike Road Trees Committee

We got the phone call the other day and an email confirmation yesterday, and we’re pleased to say that KEA will be represented on the City of Coeur d'Alene’s new ad hoc committee to deal with the dike road trees. An initial meeting will be scheduled for mid-November. Recall that a Corps of Engineers inspection [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:22:44+00:00October 21st, 2011|blog|1 Comment

FAQ Answer: Go ahead and sign the petition

After more than 1700 online signatures, and about the same number of signatures on paper, the most frequent hesitation to our Save the Dike Road Trees petition has been of the “I don’t live in Coeur d'Alene” variety. Our response is: go ahead and sign. We want all the signatures we can get, of course, [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:11:48+00:00September 20th, 2011|blog, Dike Road Trees, KEA|0 Comments

Thursday Briefing on Dike Road Trees

This Thursday, noon, at the Iron Horse, we’ll have an update briefing on the Corps of Engineers death sentence for the dike road trees. Coeur d'Alene City Councilman John Bruning will give an update from the City’s perspective, including a discussion of a new ad hoc committee being formed.  And Terry Harris from KEA will [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:12:11+00:00September 12th, 2011|blog, Dike Road Trees, KEA|0 Comments

Coeur d’Alene City Council Signals Stronger Stand on Dike Road Trees

At their regular meeting Tuesday night, the Coeur d'Alene City Council indicated that they will be taking a significantly tougher stand to protect the dike road trees. Recall that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told the City that it's flood control dike protecting the Fort Grounds and the North Idaho College campus cannot [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:12:39+00:00September 6th, 2011|blog, Dike Road Trees|3 Comments

History Repeating Itself on Levee Trees?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demands the removal of hundreds of trees along a levee mainly because regulations require it.  Local government tells anguished citizens that there is no choice but to comply, otherwise there will be no relief funds in case of a flood. But, the Corps failed to account for the presence [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:13:33+00:00August 22nd, 2011|blog, Dike Road Trees|0 Comments

Coeur d’Alene City Council Votes To Keep Options Open On Levee Tree Removal

Last night, the Coeur d'Alene city council was briefed on the recent edict to remove mature trees from the levee embankment along Rosenberry Drive. Faced with a deadline to respond to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certification inspection, the City agreed to file a mitigation plan which would allow work to begin on items [...]

By |2012-01-10T10:14:05+00:00August 3rd, 2011|blog, Dike Road Trees|1 Comment