Second Lake Worth potholes session scheduled for Aug. 25

LW potholesLAKE WORTH — The second special workshop to discuss potholes and how the city plans to fix them has been scheduled for Aug. 25, 6 p.m. at City Hall.

City Manager Michael Bornstein said the city will present updated data on the roads’ condition from ADA Engineering of West Palm Beach. It’s been estimated it will cost an additional $9 million to fix the roads since the last study was done in 2014. City Commissioners will also discuss which specific streets will be repaired, Bornstein said.

Last month by a 4-1 vote, commissioners approved placing a $40 million bond referendum on the November ballot to help fix the aging roads, an issue that has frustrated residents for decades.

It’s not clear, however, if residents will have their say and be permitted to comment on Aug. 25.

“That’s up to the commissioners,” Bornstein said.

The July 7th workshop was prematurely adjourned by Mayor Pam Triolo after resident Katie McGiveron shouted at commissioners, saying the city should have had an open dialogue about the bond issue.

This is the second bond referendum in two years. That last one was for $63 million and failed by 25 votes, mainly because many residents thought the amount was too high and weren’t happy that a portion of that money¬†would have been applied to the industrial Park of Commerce project and neighborhood enhancements.

This time, the city said the money will only be used for road work.


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