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Posted on 21 May 2015, 16:57 - Category: Town Politics
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Posted on 26 May 2015, 23:24 by pease don't mislead the voters of Holland!
Mr. Johnson, not true!
Mr. Johnson, your statement that crack sealing would be to expensive is not correct!
After the town meeting tonight, I went home and entered the following search term into Google:
pavement crack sealing cost
The top search result was the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) website, which sates:
"Crack Sealing is the filling of moderately sized cracks with hot liquid rubberized asphalt material. This seals the cracks in the road surface and reduces the amount of moisture entering the subsurface layers and thus extends the pavement life. Crack sealing is a very cost effective method of pavement preservation. $1,900 per lane mile was the average price for this treatment for projects let in 2014."
The information can be found here:
Mr. Johnson, you may know something the SCDOT experts don't, but I doubt it.
The question why your Highway Department does not practice cost effective pavement preservation as suggested by Mr. Frei tonight is an interesting question. It may be to late now as for the last, I don't know how many years, your Department has neglected our roads and it shows.


Posted on 27 May 2015, 12:46 by Ann Landers
Some thoughts and comments
I agree with the comment about crack sealing. I often travel Vinton Road and that lovely new stretch close to Sturbridge line is a disaster waiting to happen. Crack sealing may be an expense, but so is cold patch, and the lumps and bumps left by cold patch are horrible. I really don't understand Mr. Johnson's objections and I wish the citizens/voters could have a say in this. We are observant people who get around. We can certainly see the good results of crack sealing versus the bad results of hole patching.

Next are my thoughts about the election, especially selectperson. I genuinely like both candidates. That being said, if we don't re-elect Lynn Arnold, we will have two people as selectmen who have limited experience. Larry has only one year and Eli would have none. The third person is an unknown. Do we want this town run by a board with combined experience of ONE YEAR? Put your philosophies aside and be practical. Neither candidate brings anything bad to this election that I can see. Lynn at least has the time for this position, the time to learn more. Think about this, please.

Regarding the Town Clerk position, I think Ms. Hermanson made the case, last night and at candidate's night, to vote for Sharon Ashleigh.

Regarding the Board of Health, I think that sometimes people serve TOO long. I had the same thought about Mr. Wettlaufer's candidacy last year. It's time for a change.

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