By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
There is no question that Michigan roads took a beating this past winter and Allen Park streets are no different, only the city will receive funds from the state to help offset the cost.
Department of Public Services Director Doug Morton said the state of Michigan allocated funds to help with the winter damage. Morton said the city is slated to receive just under $108,000 to help cover the cost of the ongoing winter assault that took a toll on the city’s roads and maintenance equipment.
The city also has applied for a Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater grant. City officials asked for $2 million. They should know if they are awarded it sometime after Thursday.
“The roads took a very bad hit,” Morton said, of the winter’s impact. “We’ve patched potholes all winter. I believe we’ve hit every street at least once.”
Morton cites that workers patched some streets, such as Rosedale and Moore streets in excess of five times.
Mayor William Matakas said city workers were doing a good job of taking care of the roads, especially during the harsh winter.
“This winter we’ve probably seen too much of each other,” Morton said.