My Thoughts on Street Maintenance
July 4, 2021
Some of our streets have been left in disrepair because they are identified to be part of the 5-year Infrastructure Project which has been on hold since 2017.
We have a "Pavement Condition Index" that was completed 2015. At that time, there were 29 segments of our streets identified in Serious, Very Poor or Poor condition with an estimated repair cost of $ 492,000.
As you might guess, those estimates are now outdated and probably higher.
So the point is, kicking the problem down the road can cost more money not less.
We have to do better. I will make it a point to engage Town Council and the necessary Town Staff to at least prioritize those streets that must be brought up to safety standards right away as a start, and then form a timeline for the remaining streets to be corrected so the public at least knows what to expect and can weigh in on the proposal. Regardless of whether there is a 5-year infrastructure Project or not, Street Safety is not an "Option", but rather, a necessity.
I welcome your input and ideas on this subject so that I may effectively represent you.
Contact me at Debra.E.LeCompte@gmail.com and leave your contact information so I can discuss the subject with you.