On Monday night, there will be a joint committee meeting with Public Utilities, Safety and Environment Committee and the Finance Committee to select the streets that will be repaired for 2009 and discuss major projects that might be eligible for state, federal and stimulus funds, such as the Ford Road Bridge project. This meeting will take place immediately following the Community Development Committee meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor of City Hall.
There seems to be an impression at City Hall and amongst the Council that the Ford Road Bridge is not utilized very much and that it is a project that can wait for funding. If you were a regular user of Ford Road prior to the bridge closing, you may wish to consider contacting City Hall and Council members to let them know that you use that road and would like the bridge to be repaired.
We will also be discussing West River Road N., which will most likely be engineered this year for repair in 2010. There will also be some hot patching on the road to alleviate some of the more troublesome areas.
See you there!