This area requires an amber light so one can cross 41 to the dollar general, the ogburn Ball park and tennis courts and Willie Guy Turner park with a pedestrian crossing where vehicles must stop.  this was not discussed but is necessary.

Turner Park Playground

  • There should also be placed an amber light by the crossing over Highway 41 to the Willie Guy Turner park and Dollar General Store for a pedestrian crossing with notifications that vehicles must stop for pedestrians or place a new traffic light where pedestrians may be able to stop traffic or allow it to go by at each corner. In any event the speed signs coming into town need to be slowed down because one cannot see around the curve if someone is crossing. This needs to be in the Transportation/Fuel Tax budget.

Although Roads were discussed by Walter McKenzie and the fact that they must be repaired, I am not certain why the Fuel Tax funds of $225,490 cannot be used to patch roadways.The Fuel Tax Money we receive from Hamilton County through the State of Florida needs to be used for road work and possibly some sidewalks because such all involves transportation. We do not need falls because of streets which have huge holes, inadequate lighting, and sidewalks which are heaved up by tree roots.  What I cannot understand is why our own Maintenance people cannot rectify some of the roadwork and sidewalks.  Individual homeowners can so why can’t they?  An amount needs to be placed in the budget for the entire repairs required as assessed or in actuality, the entire estimated amount ($225,490) except for 25% General Funds Office legal deduction should be placed in the budget.

Since Ray Vaughn and Curtis are busting their humps trying to do all the work in White Springs, Why is Andrew Greene paid not to work hardly at all. Andrew Greene’s water and wastewater work probably would take a experienced operator two hours at max.  Joe tells me since everything is computerized, it would take 15 minutes at each facility to checck if everything is working and 15 minutes to drive between facilities.  If Mr. Greene is allowed ½ day to handle these operations, he should be assisting the Public Works Director Ray Vaughn with filling pot holes, cleaning drain pipes, Cementing side-walks, etc. EZ Street cold patch asphalt is the easiest pothole repair product available. EZ Street cold asphalt is a permanent solution for repairing potholes, driveway cracks and road repair. Cold patch cold asphalt is used to permanently repair potholes with an asphalt patch. This way we wouldn’t have to use duct tape which is not a permanent fix in any way.  The drain pipe between Town Hall and Tom Brazil’s home needs to be cleaned and that would be great if Andrew could do more instead of sleeping or spending time at his Dad’s or Stith’s home during the day..

Karin for the blog

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