Mill Valley buttons down on street utility markings

Mill Valley buttons down on street utility markings

Adrian Rodriguez | Marin Independent Journal

After complaints that tagged streets and sidewalks are left unwashed, contractors working in Mill Valley will be required to remove paint used to mark underground utilities.

And when authorizing work permits, the city staff also will request that contractors use a water soluble chalk-based paint that easily washes away with water and scrubbing, rather than an oil-based paint that takes six months or longer to fade.

The Mill Valley City Council on Monday agreed that this could help prevent city streets from being marked up for months after a project is complete. The move required no vote…(Read the full story)

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