Why is The City Council Always Last To Know?

Street Repaving Schedule   February 11, 2014 11:46 AM
From:  “Bob Ford” <bford@port-orange.org>
To:    “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org>
Just read an email from Mary Anderson that responded to a citizen’s complaint about the condition of certain of our streets. Ms. Anderson’s response was instructive. She noted that Oak and Jackson Streets are both slated to be repaved in the coming months. She also advised “both of these streets are included in the proposed list to be repaved at that time.”
Appreciate if you could forward me the repaving schedule for my district — on second thought — the repaving schedule for the whole city.
best, Bob Ford


From: Anderson, Mary
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:59 AM
To: handgmiller@clearwire.net
Cc: Rivera, Cynthia
Subject: Condition of Port Orange Streets

Mr. Miller, I received a copy of your email to the City Manager regarding the condition of Port Orange streets, particularly Oak Street and Jackson Street.  Both of these streets are in worse condition than many others in town.  I wanted to let you know that the City will be performing some street resurfacing work in the coming months, and both of these streets are included in the proposed list of streets to be repaved at that time.
The state is also planning some work on Dunlawton later this year.  I am sure that this will be publicized as they get closer to performing this work.
If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email listed below.  I hope you have a very nice day!
Mary J. Anderson, PWLF


Mr. Kisela,
I messed up the domain name on my first try.  This was also sent to Mayor Green and to Bob Ford.
In my opinion, the condition of some of the Port Orange streets is bad.  Specifically, two that I drive frequently (close to where I live) are Jackson Street (from Dunlawton to Spruce Creek) and Oak Street (from Dunlawton to Ridgewood.  They are rough, cracked, and patched (at least one pot hole on Jackson has been patched twice to my knowledge).  I am sure that it would not be hard to find many other streets in Port Orange that are in as bad or worse condition.
Somewhere I read that the city was concerned about the landscaping on some streets (and the impression it makes on visitors?).  If the streets are in bad shape, I don’t think any amount of landscaping will change the bad impression.
In conclusion I hope that the repaving of the Port Orange streets which are in bad condition will be done in the near future (and will be budgeted ahead of landscaping).
Harry G. Miller
894 Stonybrook Cir.
Port Orange
PS.  I think it is a state responsibility but in places Dunlawton (State Route 421) is also in poor condition and has been patched.  So, can the city “bug” the state about repaving Dunlawton?

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