Engineer develops overlay list

Consulting engineer Andre Aucoin has completed a pre-bid listing for the 2008 Eunice overlay program.

The list was developed from requests submitted by each alderman.

The City Council divided the money available, about $800,000, evenly among the four ward representatives and Alderman at-large Jack Burson.

That is the traditional way of doing it in the overlay program that is conducted every other year.

The money is split between wards as opposed to a system which creates a city-wide priority list.

Priority programs use traffic count, numbers of occupied dwellings, number of businesses, whether the road is a school bus route and other such criteria in determining which streets are repaired and when.

Aucoin studied the roads wish list from each council member and developed the pre-bid list.

The spending target for each council district and city-wide was $160,000.

Estimated totals are Ward 1, $173,531; Ward 2, $154,115; Ward 3, $154,189; Ward 4, $161,289; and at-large, $113,722.

The at-large estimate leaves about $46,000 for Mayor Bob Morris to designate, an arrangement agreed to earlier by Burson.

The pre-bid list:

Ward 1, Yukon from Vivian to McKenzie, 1,107 ft.; G&H from Hwy. 13 to East, 434 ft.; Walnut, from 3rd to Hwy. 13, 637 ft.

Ward 2, East from Maple Ave. to Hwy. 190, 2,620 ft; MLK to Ella, 1,375 ft.

Ward 3, Fairground from 12th to 9th, 1,120 ft.; Viola, from Maple to Ash, 1,562 ft.

Ward 4, 13th from Park to Betty, 261 ft.; Viola, from Park to Betty, 261 ft.; Viola from Ash to Park, 305 ft.; North 4th, from Camelia to the railroad, 589 ft.; West Vine from 8th to 4th, 1,460 ft.

At-Large, Betty, from Viola to 13th, 626 ft.; 6th from Maple to Elm, 338 ft.

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