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Question

Sound Off: Why can’t Lawrence public works warn citizens about chemical spraying with visible signage at all entrances to the levee trails BEFORE they spray?

Answer

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: Spraying is completely weather dependent so signage can’t be placed days ahead for advanced notification. City crews cannot spray unless there has been no rain for two days prior and wind speeds are under 10 mph; spraying is generally done early in the morning. The day of spraying, city crews place notification at the trail to notify residents. Spraying is a condition of maintenance for the levee through an agreement with the city of Lawrence and the Corps of Engineers.

Comments

DillonBarnes

Somehow I feel this answer will not be sufficient for the person who asked this. Nothing will be sufficient.

5 years, 6 months ago

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appleaday

Some people have asthma and can actually have a pretty severe reaction to airborne irritants.

5 years, 6 months ago

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hujiko

And some people are plain full of it.

5 years, 6 months ago

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engagedecoy

"The day of spraying, city crews place notification at the trail to notify residents"

What more do you want the city to do?

5 years, 6 months ago

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oldvet

Because that would take all the fun out of it?

5 years, 6 months ago

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Nathan Atchison

other than cosmetic, what purpose is served by killing the weeds?

5 years, 6 months ago

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notorious_agenda

There are farmers who can prove damages from things like thistles. In the country weeds travel property to property destroying grazing and crop growing fields.

5 years, 6 months ago

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James Minor

Too much notification time allows the drug dealers time to harvest their crop.

5 years, 6 months ago

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