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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SPOT REPLACEMENT ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I talked with Brenda Schoenfeld today at the D.O.T.
It would seem as though someone is trying to mislead
or out right lie about the stimulus money the city is
receiving for road construction.

The BIGGEST thing is it IS NOT FOR CURB AND
GUTTER REPLACEMENT FOR ALL.... only where
needed.


IT is not to be used for total curb and gutter replacement.

IF you go to this article

http://www.gazettextra.com/news/2009/jul/11/evansville- gets-600000-start-road-project/

That seems to be the spin the city is trying to put on it.

It's funny what you learn when you follow up on their comments.

The actual amount being allowed for construction is 480,000..
the state is waiting on the actual bid to see if comes in under that
any thing over that the city has to pay.

They are allowed a additional 120.000 for items related to the
construction of these roads.

They were also not 'awarded' this money as someone tried to
state on the Observer.. They applied for it just like everyone else.


I suggest we all get out there and walk and check out the curb
and gutters. If something is broken or in bad shape that would
qualify as 'spot replacement' I plan on taking pictures.

IF there is fraud or abuse of the stimulus funds it is to be reported.

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