"We are not even close to catching up," said DPW Director Robert Cantoreggi. "We are not even maintaining right now. Every year that goes by, the overall road condition deteriorates."
The town has a list of all of the roads that need repair. Those in the worst shape are toward the top.
Planning repairs a year to two years in advance, the DPW has managed to slowly chip away at the list. But there isn’t an unlimited source of funds. When the town uses up the state money, all that remains is whatever can be spared from its free cash.
Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1039443311/Franklin-officials-override-only-option-to-slice-away-at-backlog-of-road-repairs#ixzz2TXZTdTgb
Per the discussion during the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Jeff Nutting will work with the DPW to come back to the Council with a plan. They had already committed to integrating the road plan with the water/sewer plan which is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. While the article implies an override is the only option, the Council asked to see a presentation that lays out the options.
You can find my notes of the discussion Wednesday in the section on the closing here
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