Tree root damage to sidewalks

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Many residents are experiencing issues with the roots of the trees planted in the area between the sidewalk and street causing damage to the sidewalks. As you may know, the upkeep of the sidewalk trees and any damage to the sidewalks are the responsibility of the homeowner. 

If you decide to replace your tree, there is no HOA requirement on the type of tree and HOA approval is not needed. We hope to provide some helpful information that will reduce any future damage and need for you to pay for repairs.

We spoke with a certified arborist with the Dawes Arboretum and he provided this list of recommended trees that are ideal for neighborhood street trees because they are slow growing and their roots will grow deeper. He also provided several additional tips.

  • The ideal time to plant a tree is when it is around six to seven feet tall and one inch to one and a half caliper (diameter at breast height). 
  • He recommended planting a variety of trees in the neighborhood rather than deciding on one particular tree type, because occasionally a disease or pest damages certain trees and can wipe out entire streets.
  • He recommended against fruit trees of any kind.
  • The attached image has some additional tips on planting and mulching to help the tree stay healthy.

You are not required to choose from the list of trees but we are offering recommendations from an expert to hopefully reduce the risk of future sidewalk damage. Feel free to contact us with any questions at libertylakespowell@gmail.com.

Liberty/Salisbury Roundabout Construction Update 7/20/21

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The Delaware County Engineer’s office shared more information about the roundabout construction during a meeting on July 14, 2021. You may watch the presentation here. Here are some notes:

Start Date: A date for construction and closures to begin have not been set yet but the office shared it is still set for late-August. However, Liberty Township Trustees have requested the date be delayed until after the St. Joan of Arc’s Festival is occurring August 26-28 and this would greatly impact the ability for us to attend. Liberty Road will be closed from St. Joan of Arc to Torrington Dr.

Neighborhood Traffic: They will have detour signs for through traffic (see image below) and state that local traffic is allowed.

School bus traffic: The school district will inform parents of changes in bus routes and times.

Reopening: Work is scheduled to take 45 days. A late August or early September start would complete mid-October.

REMINDER: Roundabout Meeting

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An informational meeting on the Liberty Road/Salisbury Drive roundabout construction will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00pm in the Liberty Township Hall at 7761 Liberty Road. Representatives from the Delaware County Engineer’s office will be available to share information and answer questions.

They plan to close down this intersection in mid-August to build the roundabout and the interaction may have closures as long as four months.

More information may be found here: https://engineer.co.delaware.oh.us/2020/10/20/public-meeting-materials-liberty-road-salisbury-drive/

Community Yard Sale & Food Truck Fest: Aug. 6-7

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Start gathering your old stuff to sell and don’t worry about cooking — our Community Yard Sale & Food Truck Fest is just about a month away! We are excited to share Liberty Lakes is partnering with several other subdivisions for a community yard sale and food truck festival on August 6-7, 2021.

  • Liberty Lakes
  • Bainbridge Mills
  • Wedgewood Place
  • Lakes of Powell
  • Grandshire
  • Woods of Sawmill

The Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 11-2pm. The confirmed food trucks are:

  • The Columbus Coffee Co. (locally owned!)
  • Hot Mess Food Truck
  • Tortilla Street Food
  • Dan’s Deli

Send any questions to libertylakespowell@gmail.com.

Informational Meeting on Liberty Rd/Salisbury Dr Roundabout Construction

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An informational meeting on the Liberty Road/Salisbury Drive roundabout construction will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00pm in the Liberty Township Hall at 7761 Liberty Road. Representatives from the Delaware County Engineer’s office will be available to share information and answer questions.

They plan to close down this intersection in mid-August to build the roundabout and the interaction may have closures as long as four months.

More information may be found here: https://engineer.co.delaware.oh.us/2020/10/20/public-meeting-materials-liberty-road-salisbury-drive/

Be Neighborly

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Hello community! Please make sure you trim your sidewalk trees for those enjoying the beautiful weather and keep your curb gutters clear of yard waste. These gutters drain into our ponds and keeping them clear helps keep the ponds clean. 

Liberty/Salisbury Roundabout Update

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ODOT is in the utility relocation phase and expects the project to begin in mid-August. Once that begins, the intersection will be closed for four months.

Read more on the project and timeline on the project website:
https://engineer.co.delaware.oh.us/2020/10/20/public-meeting-materials-liberty-road-salisbury-drive