Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
When walking down Westbury Avenue, there is a large sign touting the "Sheridan Repaving Project," where all the appropriate political names are appropriately placed. Looking north on Sheridan Blvd. you see the east side of the road has been re-paved; the west side is the existing pavement, dings and all.
First thought that comes to mind is, would I want a painter or roofer doing half the work on my house because the other half is "good enough?" Overall, how much money is really saved by doing half the work effort? Yes, less than half the material costs are saved, and some hours to place those materials, but considering most of the expense is in labor to setup and clean up, why would I shortchange the appearance of my home for the nominal extra of doing the "whole" job?
Yes, Nassau County has financial issues. But if a job needs to be done, do it with some pride. Do it in such a way that builds the neighborhood, builds the community and gives a sense of pride to the taxpayers that our county can do a great job.
Sorry, this job didn't cut it.
Note, for this project, there is no mention of the drainage issue that was addressed (flooding of Bruce Terrace), which was the cause of the repaving effort. I can only assume that otherwise, there would be no Sheridan Blvd. repaving effort.