ABSTRACT: Recently, there have been some improvements accomplished at the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden and Flanders Mansion. Photos depicting these improvements are presented. And supplemental information is presented. COMMENTS are made with regard to the entities responsible for the maintenance and improvements.
New “WELCOME ROWNTREE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN” Sign at an Entrance to the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden, 25800 Hatton Rd., Carmel, CA.
A “WELCOME” Sign denoting “WELCOME ROWNTREE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN”
Close-Up of “WELCOME ROWNTREE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN” Sign
Portion of recently installed Drip Irrigation System, Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE MONTEREY BAY CHAPTER OF THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY:
Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
View October 2008 Newsletter
• Credit is due to the dedicated volunteers of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. For the past 25 years, the dedicated volunteers of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society have maintained and tended the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden. Members are always welcome. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the residence of Connie Stroud, 26407 Carmelo St., Carmel, CA. Garden workdays are held on the second Saturday of each month at the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden at 28500 Hatton Rd, Carmel, CA.
New Pipe & Faucet at Dog Station
Flanders Mansion Driveway
Close-Up of Flanders "Storage Rooms Rebuild"
Note: 115911 7/29/08 MC ELDOWNEY & SONS, INC $ 16,500.00 FLANDERS REPAIRS - STORAGE ROOMS REBUILD (Source:
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, August 2008 Check Register)
• Credit is due to City Building Services employees and Outside Contractor McEldowney & Sons, Inc.
In 2007, Judge Robert O’Farrell, Monterey County Superior Court, ruled in Flanders Foundation v. City of Carmel-by-the-Sea et al., (M76728) that the City violated the Municipal Code with regard to the maintenance of a historic resource, namely the National Register of Historic Places Flanders Mansion. Accordingly, the City is under court order to maintain the Flanders Mansion property per Municipal Code Section 17.32.210 Maintenance and Upkeep. Specifically, after weeks of a leaking faucet, City Building Services employees replaced the pipe and faucet, et cetera, at the Dog Water Station and outside contractor McEldowney & Sons, Inc. rebuilt the storage shed next to the garage.
Relocated Fire Hydrant on Hatton Rd, across from the Entrance to the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden & Flanders Mansion
NOTE: As Fire Chief Andrew Miller reported at the September 9, 2008 City Council Meeting, as of that date, the City’s fire hydrants and water mains are fully operational. At a cost of over $1 million, California American Water Company completed the City’s fire hydrant/water main replacement project, including the removal of 5,680 feet of “severely corroded 8-inch pipeline originally installed in the 1930s” and replacement with PVC water mains.