With the new budget being presented some time in 2013 I would hope that there is as adequate provision for preventive maintenance work on the new pavements. I also would hope that the road openings on the newly paved Watchung Avenue in South Avenue would've been sufficiently compacted and adequately repaved and sealed so that those road surfaces would not remain compromised and we get our 20 years life out of the pavements. The cost to the community will be much less if that is followed.
So much for the roads; I one month after Sandy the cleanup, the restoration of services continues. Plainfield has received a large grant from FEMA which I hope is being used judiciously and with accountability as to the issuance of contracts. Past experience has suggested that certain favorite vendors will find this money to be a pot of gold.
November has been the months of doldrums, perhaps as a result of the storm. However, there are certain subjects about which I hope to be making some intelligent (?) comments in the near future.
These will include Pres. Obama's selections for his new cabinet, the UN's recognition of Palestinian as a nonmember state and its significance, the reports about County government officials as well as some rumored local use of "government" equipment post Sandy. I for one can expect any investigation by the County prosecutor to be more of a show show than productive.