Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to City Council Concerning Roadway Resurfacings Projects

I listened to the replay of the City Council Meeting held on Monday, October 16, 2017, Item 11. b. A Resolution Authorizing Selection of Roadways to be resurfaced for FY 2018. During the discussion Mr. Grifoni was questioning Mr. Pinter about the selection of roads to be resurfaced.

The importance of that discussion was $1 million was reallocated from the Utility Funds to Roadway Resurface Projects, predominately for STRP roads. The purpose the Council decided to reallocate the funds was that decided it was created by the STRP. After he and Mr. Pinter were completing their discussion, Mr. Grifoni stated that approximately $1.2 million will be spent and the residual funds would be carried over to FY 2019 to be able to resurface more roads, and Mr. Pinter agreed. Never during the discussion did he or any other Councilor refer to the RESIDUAL FUNDS, $5 hundred thousand of residual funds from FY 2017, no roadways were resurfaced in FY 2017, was never carried over to FY 2018 or FY 2019 to be used for Roadway Resurfacing Projects. If they did that it would give them $800 thousand more for FY 2019, plus budget of $500 thousand for FY 2019 ($1.3 million) for Roadway Resurfacing Projects in FY 2019.

Why was the FY 2017 $500 thousand ignored in their thought process???

Was the $500 thousand spent elsewhere???

Amadeo Petricca

Marco Island

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