By now, I would think everyone is tired of hearing about the roads but I keep getting comments like, “If you think that one is bad, take a look at.......”. Because of that, here is another road to look at called Flint Rd on the East side of the township. To make things simple I am going to do this by dates.

March 12, 2015: Ken Miller states the following: “Flint Road is in good shape except it is so freakin' rough you can hardly drive on it. It's solid, you know, it's been repaired and all that but it is rough." The minutes http://www.westvincenttwp.org/wp-content/uploads/BOS-Minutes-03-12-15.pdf which don't note this statement but here is the video with the statement, starting at 1:03:23: http://www.westvincenttwp.org/03122015-special-board-of-supervisor-meeting-730-pm/

March 24, 2015: Video is taken of Flint Rd to show the condition of it. Mud is actually coming up through parts of it. The road has disintegrated to rubble in many places. Other than some areas where it has been patched in the past, the road is a shambles nothing solid about it. Here is a link to the video supplied. It is about 3 minutes long: https://youtu.be/dz5mhZzJW6k

June 8, 2015: Ken Miller gets an estimate of $489,000 to repave Flint Rd.

June 22, 2015: Ken Miller is asked by a member of the Township meeting audience why he said “Flint Road is as solid as a rock and in good shape, it was just rough” yet now wants to spend $489,000 on Flint Rd. Ken Miller's answer a was a question “I really said that it was solid as a rock?” and then went on to say the residents had inquired about it. There is nothing in the minutes to reflect this conversation. Here is a link to those minutes which don't say anything about the conversation. http://www.westvincenttwp.org/wp-content/uploads/BOS-Minutes-06-22-15.pdf

But here is the video, which does include the conversation.  It starts at 10:45: http://www.westvincenttwp.org/06222015-board-of-supervisor-meeting-730-pm/

Flint Road has been a disaster and crumbling for years. If you don't have time to watch all the videos, just watch the one from March 24 to see how bad Flint Road was/is. While it has been repaired with cold patch it is still a weak road with no base.

The public deserves competence, especially when spending millions on roads (half a million just to repair Flint Road) that have been allowed for decay over the last 20 years. There has been no real maintenance plan under Roadmaster and Chairman of the Board Ken Miller. But it is important to him to show that he is doing something in an election year, no matter how poorly executed it is. Anything to buy him a few votes.

Best wishes


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