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SOIL TEST REPORT ON FRANK'S TO BE ON WEBSITE...AARP TAX HELP...CAUSES, INFO ON POTHOLES
Release Date: March 05, 2013

SOIL TEST REPORT ON FRANK'S NURSERY AVAILABLE TOMORROW

Woodard and Curran completed their Site Investigation Report for the former Frank’s Nursery property. The Town Board briefly discussed the report at our work session meeting - streamed meetings are archived on the website: www.greenburghny.com. Some remediation will have to take place at the former Frank's nursery before any sports facility is built. The report will be posted on the town website tomorrow.

 

FREE AARP TAX HELP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS TILL APRIL

AARP is offering tax preparation help in cooperation with the Theodore Young Community Center, 32 Manhattan Ave, White PLalins every Friday and Saturday from 10-2 PM 2nd floor computer room until April 13. First come first serve. No appointments. Call 989 3622 for more info.

 

POTHOLES--CAUSES, LET US KNOW WHERE THEY ARE...

What causes a pothole?

Water can get under the pavement through cracks or from the side of the road.

Over time, the water can cause the material under the pavement to erode,

causing the pavement to sink down and break. During the winter, the water under

the pavement freezes then thaws (contracting and expanding). This freeze/thaw

cycle can cause the pavement to crack so that it deteriorates quickly under the

weight of traffic, and then streets can seem to break out in potholes overnight

Why are there so many potholes in our streets?

You can expect to see more potholes in the winter and spring, following periods

of cold temperatures and rain or snow. Coastal area cities and towns experience

extensive freeze/thaw cycles.

AN INTERESTING YOU TUBE VIDEO ABOUT POTHOLE CAUSES how potholes are formed - YouTube

 

you filled a pothole, but a few days later, there it was again. Why don't your

repairs last longer?

Because making permanent repairs during the winter is both difficult and

expensive, in winter months many communities fill potholes with both cold and hot patch and wait

until spring to make permanent repairs with hot asphalt. These temporary repairs

are intended to maintain safety and minimize damage to vehicles. Permanent

repairs require waiting until the spring to thaw. The town has been trying to fill more potholes this season with hot patches--a more permanent fix.

How do I report a pothole?

In addition to our town personnel, we also rely on residents to report potholes. If

you come across a pothole, call public works at 993-1574. You can also e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com. I will follow up every complaint.

What if the pothole is on a County-maintained road?

 

Westchester County D.O.T. : 914-995-4951. I e mail the County Executive at ceo@westchestergov.com too.

 

What if the pothole is on a state maintained road.

call 1-800-pothole.

(please feel free to e mail me the information. I will also reach out to the state and county.

 

How long does it take to fill a pothole?

We try to fill a pothole as soon as it is reported. Many times we are able to fill a pothole the same day. If there are weather related events that cause numerous potholes around town, it could take us two or three days to fill the pothole.

Some potholes, because of their location in the road or proximity to other

infrastructure such as manhole covers, are more difficult to fill and, consequently

take longer.

HINTS THAT CAN HELP EXPEDITE THE POTHOLE REPAIRS

To help speed up the repairs, please be prepared with specific

information when you contact the Public Works Department. The more

information we have, the better we can serve you. Useful information includes:

 

-Provide the exact location of the pothole with the closest street address and

cross street and if the hole is in the driving lane or the parking lane.

-Describe the approximate size and depth of the pothole.

-Is there a barricade or cone marking the pothole location

Paul Feiner

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