Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will crews need to use motorized vehicles to collect field data?
No, crews will not need motorized vehicles to collect field data. They will be walking by foot in groups of 2 or 3. Different crews will visit the site at different times depending on their area of expertise including tree identification, wetland identification, stream characteristics, and topographic survey.
2. Are the flagged trees proposed to be cut down?
No. Trees are flagged by the field crews as an indication to the surveyors to map the tree location. All trees with a circumference greater than 8" are mapped. Mapping the tree locations allows the engineer to develop a design and construction access that minimizes impacts to larger healthier trees. Trees proposed to be cut down will be clearly shown on the design plans.
1. Can the County construct this project on my property without my permission?
No, the County needs easements from each property owner where construction and construction access is proposed. Stream restoration projects are voluntary and property owners are not obligated to provide easements.
2. When will the easement documents be available for property owners to review?
Easements are based on the areas delineated in the design for construction and construction access. These areas are typically finalized when the design is approximately 75% complete. At that time property plats will be developed which show the limits of the proposed easements.
1. What time of year can construction take place?
The timing for construction will be based on the stream designation assigned by Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
2. When will construction start?
Construction can start approximately 3 months after the design is completed. This allows for the project to be advertised for bids from pre-qualified contractors who specialize in stream restoration.
3. How long will it take to complete construction?
Approximately 6 months.
To get a better idea of what construction will look like, please click here Version OptionsFrequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked QuestionsHeadline for the Harford County Code Chapter 235 Television