Gaul said, “About a month ago we, myself and Jim Marquardt the street superintendent, took an inventory of all the streets in the city and rated each one.” He explained the ratings will be used to create a 5-year plan for street improvements.
The list of streets being considered for improvements include:
2. Felix Place, in the 1900 block with a mill in place. This is a newer process that is used when there are a lot of pot holes. They will mill down about 5 inches and refill with about 3 inches of the material milled off, compacting it and then completing with a top coat.
7. Lincolnway East from Gibson Street to Leslie Street with and undercut and fill.
The projects are expected to take a couple of weeks to complete and bids will be accepted at the September 23rd meeting with anticipation of awarding the bid at the first meeting in October. Gaul roughly estimated the project costs to be about $200,000.
Councilman Wayne Smith asked Gaul and Marquardt to look at Pearl Street between Dixon and Conger. Several constituents have contacted him about the condition of the road surface. Smith said pot holes have been patched and then more pot holes develop so it ends up being patches on patches.