Pothole exercise is excuse to do nothing
It was interesting to read and hear that Central Coast Council is asking residents to tell them where the biggest potholes are to enable them to design a strategy to repair them.
I may be a cynic from way back but this seems like just another time-wasting exercise and an excuse to do nothing.
If the Council wants to know where the potholes are, here are a few suggestions.
Firstly, consult your database of where you have filled them in the past couple of years.
The methods you use, as we all know, are completely ineffectual as the same old holes are back as soon as it rains.
Secondly, ask your staff.
The vast majority live in the area and are themselves ratepayers and they use the roads as much as any of us.
Put out an inter-office email with a questionnaire attached and make the replies anonymous to protect the truthful.
Thirdly, give every driver of a Council vehicle an iPad with instructions to take a few minutes to photograph the biggest and the best.
Mostly importantly, how about just getting started, somewhere, anywhere because the backlog will never be reduced doing surveys.
Email, 4 May 2017
Fred Charles, Woy Woy
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