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John Robertson, Reedley city engineer, discussed the cost of the city’s paving strategies at this month’s Reedley Town Hall at the Reedley Community Center’s Senior Room on May 20. The topic for May was “Where the Rubber Hits the Road.”   One more meeting in the series of six Town Halls is scheduled. It will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, and will discuss the city’s water quality and conservation efforts.

There were approximately 25 people who attended the latest town hall meeting on the evening of May 20 at the Reedley Community Center’s Senior Room. 

The May topic was “Where the Rubber Hits the Road,” and city officials elaborated on various items including where funding comes from for road projects, and how those projects are prioritized. 

“Over the last five years the city has invested, with funding and grants, twenty six million dollars into the roadway system and we’re pretty proud of the fact that we’ve been able to do that,” said John Robertson, engineer for the city of Reedley.  

“Most of the funding that we get is for maintenance, the asphalt, the paint striping the gutter drainage, a large portion of the funds we do receive, the federal funds, does go to taking care of those items.”

Robertson added that portion of funding sources also come from federal grants, Measure C money, vehicle impact fees, and recent gas tax increases. 

“We get about $2.9 million from grant funds, and other funds to do roads, and that ranges from the maintenance projects to the full reconstruction,” he said. “So looking at these different strategies that we have to fix our roads.”

Several concerns raised from citizens at the meeting included flooding at the intersection of North Columbia and Parlier avenues. 

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