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Description: Dialog about storage and cover of biotoilet project for winter 2006-2007
Status: Closed
Department: Cob
Opened: October 2, 2006
Closed: November 29, 2006
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Bio-toilet project winter protection

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, October 2 2006

The compost toilet needs to be securely and neatly covered over the winter. It would be great to get a bit of help with this measure, unanticipated in the original plans.

From Parks supervisor Peter Leiss to Jutta Mason, October 4 2006

I will ask the carpenters to investigate a means of protecting the composting toilet for the winter to minimize the visual impact on the Park.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, October 11 2006

Georgie will be busy until Monday doing her magazine work, but then on Tuesday she intends to uncover the toilet site. Could one of the carpenters come by on that day so he could clearly see what needs to be done to prevent vandalism damage? Also would you be able to pass by so you and Georgie can talk directly about the fence, relocating the gravel/ dirt/clay piles, etc?

From Parks supervisor Peter Leiss to Jutta Mason, October 11 2006

Tech services has advised me that they are very busy right now and would not be able to provide the shelter. I will speak to Georgie when she is available. I am in the middle of seeding field currently so the re configuration of the toilet will have to be next week.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, October 12 2006

Georgie will have a crew working on the site next Tuesday if it doesn't rain and and at that time we'll mark out the new boundaries, where the piles can go etc., for the week after (is that when you have time to have a look?). We'll also measure out the wooden cover for the foundation, and we'll pay for the labour ourselves, with snack bar money. Rob, the skateboard carpenter, has said he'll do the work, and it will be to code. Tino has said he'll cover the cost of the 3/4 inch ply. It's too bad that the City carpenters can't help us out, but we have to get that cover on anyway -- we really have no choice but to do this. Even with the Foodshare garden, threats of damage were made.

I'm hoping that you can get us a few cans of Parks-issue green paint to paint the whole thing after. The objective is to have a very neat, low-profile area for the winter, and then if no damage is done, a beautiful cob surround next summer.

From Parks supervisor Peter Leiss to Jutta Mason, October 12 2006

This is a very high demand period for the carpenters. Thye are reapiring the rinks and finishing work that has been delayed as wellas completing repairs that can only be done between seasons. So thanks for addressing the cover portion for the toilet. I will find the paint for you. I will also atrrange for the materials (sand, gravel etc) to be moved. I will also ask that the construction fences be removed and snow fence be tightened up once the work is completed.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, October 12 2006

I know the carpenters have a lot of hockey boards to do including ours, so no sweat.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, October 16 2006

-- just a reminder that the construction fence can't come down yet, not until Rob has built the cover for the composting toilet foundation -- people made threats to destroy the garden, we have to be careful about that kind of vandalism against the toilet project too

From Parks supervisor Peter Leiss to Jutta Mason, October 23 2006

Let me know when the toilet is protected so I can remove the fencing.


bio-toilet winter cover
From Jutta Mason to Parks foreman Roman Andryjowycz, Nov.7 2006

The cover for the bio-toilet is finished, very tight and nice, and now we need two gallons of "park green" paint to make it fade into the park, latex please so it dries fast between rainshowers. Peter said he would give us the paint, and then just before he left for holidays he said maybe Tino could pay for it. But I think it would be good if we got it from you...? We'll caulk the seams and paint the cover and then the construction fence can come down and the snow fence can be cinched around the sandpiles and the biotoilet cover, and the rest can revert to public use, looking as nice and tidy as you keep the rest of the park.

From Parks foreman Roman Andryjowycz to Jutta Mason, Nov.8 2006

I'll drop by with two gallons of green latex.

From Jutta Mason to Parks foreman Roman Andryjowycz, Nov.8 2006

Thanks! I'll send you the photo when it's done. It's going to be beautiful -- a bunch of high school students are just caulking it now, and cleaning up the remaining wood scraps etc. (the staff have probably already called you about where to stash that stuff for pickup). Painting comes tomorrow, if the weather prediction is right.


ready to remove garden waste and fence
From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, November 19, 2006

I'm crossing my fingers that your crew will be able to get the bio-toilet enclosure cleared out in the next few days. There is garden waste in the enclosure (per your instructions) plus some wood. Plus the construction fence can come down, and the snow fence cinched in. A bit of snow fence needs to go around the clay pile too, so that it doesn't get dispersed.

It will be very nice to have the area much less obtrusive and tidier, and (for obvious reasons), the sooner the better. Perhaps you've already let Mayssan know when this work can be done. If not, could you let her know? We also need a heads-up so that we can relocate the information that's posted on the construction fence, to the snow fence.

You will notice the deep mud ruts near there too -- I think they happened when trucks had to come in the south entry because of the first run of paving by the rink.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, November 28, 2006

this is just a reminder that the bio-toilet cover was completed Nov.7 but the construction fence is still there, three weeks later. Given the unhappiness of several park neighbours about this "eyesore," it would be great if we could get the construction fence out of there before Carol Seljak's next neighbourhood leaflet is published. Would you be able to arrange that?

From Parks supervisor Peter Leiss to Jutta Mason, November 29, 2006

I have called for the removal of the construction fence. They have indicated that the fence will be removed by tomorrow morning November 30. The fence could only be removed once the snow fencing was re-installed. This was done late last week.

From Jutta Mason to Parks supervisor Peter Leiss, Nov.29 2006

Thanks, looks much better.


the message was: kids keep out!

the construction fence is gone

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