"40 MILES OF BAD ROAD" duane eddy
I see our finance department and city manager received, for the umpteen time, a financial award. Congratulations! Now I would like to see an award for street and/or public maintenance.
The intrastructure of our city seems to be failing; bad roads, bad water lines, along with the usual sewer problems, but we keep getting finance awards.
At last Mondays council meeting a long debate on a 91 year old water line on Elm St. took place which included a newspaper article in which our present city manager stated 11 years ago that the Elm St. water line needed replacing. Fast forward 11 years.... guess what....same broken down water line.
Now I will suggest to Dan the Waterman that before the next council meeting that he and I go to Mrs. Arcaro's house... fill up some containers... and that will be the drinking water council will use that night. Everyone said even though it's a little cloudy it's safe to drink, so drink it.
Sorta like putting your throat where your mouth is.
Councilman Flock couldn't even get a second for a vote on the measure. One councilman said they wanted to know how this affects the city's finances? Probably the same as the effect $185,000 had on replacing a vehicle with 30,000 miles.
Every motion a councilperson makes should get a second. It should be made public record why a councilperson thinks something is or is not a good idea. I want to see Paul Hach, Joe Hada, even Hal Werner or any of the council vote "NO" on an issue....any issue.
How much money do the utility companies have in reserve? Did you see your water bill is going up next month for the third straight year? Don't worry though, it's going to automatically go up for the next three, yet at the same time council is told Elm St. is fourth or fifth on the list of bad pipelines. Wonder if any who read this blog live where-ever those other lines are?
The reason this practice goes on is because you and I let it. The city administration seems to be preoccupied with finance awards, along with double-dipping department heads.
How much money do we have to fix what's broken?
Have most of you had your utility bills estimated lately? Even the U.S. Post office delivered during the bad weather.