To: Joel McNaughton May 24, 2009.
I understand that your company is about to start developing the infrastructure for the Estates of Autumn Oaks.
At one of the meetings I mentioned the natural phenomenon of a boulder field of one to two acres in size. Mr. Mellott said he was aware of it. I don’t remember if he said it would be preserved or not.
The surveyor form Eshenaur and I were talking one day and I mentioned the boulder field to him. He told me that he was aware of it and that Colonial Road will go right thru the middle of it.
I don’t know if anything can be done at this point but is a shame that such a natural area will be completely obliterated.
At first I was thinking that all the construction crew had to do was add fill over the top. However what I failed to remember at the time is that all of the underground facilities such as storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water line and also probably the other utilities will have to be buried in the same area.
In addition to the destruction of a natural area created millions of years ago I cannot imagine the additional cost of going thru this area. In addition to moving thousands of tons of rock I cannot imagine what will be encountered under those boulders. Probably underground streams etc.
I have attached several pictures of the area, Unfortunately they were taken after the leaves were on the underbrush and the size is not readily apparent. If you would like to see it I would be happy to show you where it is. Pictures do not do it justice,
From: Kenneth Parmer,
4292 S. Carolina Drive,