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November 26, 2012

Willow Park's piecemeal road repair atypical


WILLOW PARK — Roads history

The practice of doing major road repairs in a piecemeal fashion appears to date back prior to Neverdousky’s time as mayor.

Neverdousky said Kingsgate and Queensway were done in asphalt for a total cost of about $68,000 last year. Those were done separately and by the same contractor, according to Neverdousky. “He’s given us good prices and guarantees his work with a year’s warranty on everything.”

Scott told the Democrat Tuesday that the city had three road repair projects under $50,000 completed by a contractor last year, including repairs to Kingsgate, Camelot Court and Queensway.

She was unable to provide the Democrat information on the cost or details of those projects and whether the city used a contractor for similar smaller projects during previous years.

She referred the Democrat to Public Works Director Lance Petty for more information, including specific information on the six projects awarded to Brazos Paving this fiscal year. However, Petty was reported to be out of the office last week and did not respond by deadline to emailed questions or a voicemail left on his cell phone.

The last time the city used a competitive bid process to complete a road repair project was when they went out for bids on Stagecoach and Ranch House, according to Scott.

Around 2009 or 2010, the city did a $5.2 million bond issue that enabled them to do Stagecoach Trail and lower Ranch House Road in concrete, Neverdousky said.

When they spent the bond money, they didn’t include the engineering on those roads, which is why the city had a big overrun in engineering costs in 2011, Neverdousky said.

They’d like to do more roadways in concrete but it’s expensive, he said.

Even doing them in asphalt, “there’s a lot of roads that still need to be done,” Neverdousky said.

The Democrat has submitted a formal public information request to the city for documents pertaining to the six road repair projects this year, as well as any similar projects the past five years. However, the Democrat had not received a response to that request by deadline.

Asked if there was any concern about the city doing a majority of road repairs as smaller projects, Neverdousky said, “At some point, one of the things that has to happen, there has to be some trust in the public works director.”

The public works director spends his entire working day focusing on the roads, water system and sewer system, Neverdousky said.

“He has a feel for what needs to be done, at some point, it has to be left up to him and not micro-managed,” Neverdousky said.

If and where the remaining money budgeted this year for road repairs will be spent hasn’t been decided.

“We’ll see in the springtime,” Neverdousky said.

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