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Warren city leaders to further discuss "worst of the worst roads"

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WARREN, Ohio - Warren City leaders decided more discussion is needed before voting on a multi-million dollar bond to repair what they call the city's "worst of the worst roads."

The list of roadways was determined by the city's engineering department. Director of Public Safety and Service Enzo Cantalamessa says a proposed $2.5 million dollar bond would be used to repave the roadways, which he says are mainly in residential neighborhoods.

"They are throughout the entire city, to isolate one would be doing a disservice to others," said Cantalamessa. "Specific attention was however paid to making sure that it was a complete city wide assessment, not necessarily focusing on one particular area but looking at it as a whole."

During a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, some council members questioned whether the city should accept the $2.5 million bond, in fear of creating more debt. In addition, they question how the roads would be maintained after resurfacing, since borrowed money can not be used for street maintenance.

"That discussion has been going on for sometime," said Cantalamessa. "The administration welcomes it because there is no sense on having roads done or reconstructed without a plan to keep them maintained going forward."

A meeting will take place next week to further discuss the financing. Council is expected to vote on the bond issue later this month.

 

 

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