Weather’s been kind to crews from the city and B&B Asphalt this year, city roadways manager Brent Kennedy said.
“It’s a great year for asphalt,” he said, noting that by this time of year it’s rare for asphalt to remain available, as it currently is.
On Tuesday, crews planned on patching a piece of road at 28th Street and Central -- one of a handful of caps to the paving season.
“We’re just trying to do what we can, now, because it’s that time of the year,” Kennedy said, adding that it’s been “a great year.”
“We get a couple more years like this, but I shouldn’t say this, but you wouldn’t need a roadways manager!”
This was the first year of the city’s roadways base tax, which translates to $189 for residential property owners and a larger, varying rate for commercial properties.
Last year, the city’s paving effort was about half of its current $4 million, annually.
Although the city was a touch shy of completing its full list of paving projects for the year, Coun. Don Cody noted that money from the roadways base tax will carry over to add onto next year’s efforts.
“That’s a major, major step that we did this year, versus some other years where you’ll have $50,000 left and you’ll put it into something else.”