Two important meetings: Public Survey Results & Calhoun Road Open House
Tuesday night, 7:15pm, at City Hall, Common Council Chambers, Community/Citizen Survey results presentation. Agenda Will the survey results ring true to what you believe are the important issues in our community? Come and hear what they have to say.
Alderman Lisa Mellone stated at the last Public Works Board meeting that there were too many discrepancies and unanswered questions to approve of the project in its present form.
This project, like all projects, is a result of a study. The study then fuels the need. The cost invested in the studies and planning then serve as justification for going forward with the project regardless if the project is needed. This process happens all the time and becomes the proverbial tail wagging the dog. To me, the amount of money spent on perusing an unneeded solution shouldn’t justify going forward.
In the case of this Calhoun Road project, we already know the original study was horribly flawed. Engineering admitted it is incorrect, but is reluctant to correct the study. Tom Gisa stated at the last PWB meeting that the direction or scope of the project could be changed at any time, but that those changes carried consequences since all of this planning carries a price tag. Blackburn is urging that these studies be corrected, “Since funds are continually being expended on this project, every delay in resolving this matter has the potential of wasting taxpayer’s money pursuing the wrong plan.”
This measure will come before the Common Council. It is not too early to contact all of the aldermen and urge them to scale back this project.
Ald. Scott Berg, aldermanic alternate email@example.com