The Public Works Director wasn't kidding. As soon as they received the thumbs-up from the County permits folks, they planned to begin excavation. And excavate they did! Mid week most of the vegetation was gone and they were still moving dirt around, as you can see from this panoramic photo.
But by today, all the vegetation was gone and dirt moving had largely ceased, as you can see from the panoramic photo, below. You can view all the latest progress in our Construction photo gallery.