POWDERSVILLE – Road repairs were highest on a list of priorities developed in a survey following last week’s Powdersville Town Hall meeting.
Councilman Ken Waters handed out the survey with a list of Powdersville issues including EMS expansion, road maintenance, sewer/wastewater, hospitality tax, transit, capital equipment replacement, and the storm water program.
Participants were asked to rank the categories from one to eight with one being the most important and both road maintenance and EMS expansion were considered to be the most important issues to the participating Powdersville residents.
“I figured that road maintenance would be the number one priority,” Waters said. “Right now, that has been the most difficult thing to fund and so we are working hard to find some funding to repair some of the roads.”
Waters considers road maintenance to be of chief concern to the residents of Powdersville.
“It appears that in District 6, road maintenance is the number one concern,” Water said. “Our budget is not very much for roads, but in district six that is what we need to concentrate on and get some roads repaired.”
Waters hopes that the county can continue working with the state on the roads issue.
“One of the things that we need to do is continue working with the state,” Waters said. “The county and the state need to work together to get some road repairs. We worked together on Powdersville Main and 3 Bridges and once we get that one out of the way, we can focus on some other issues.”
Waters said that there will be a list of roads being repaired this summer.
EMS expansion was also high on the list of priorities for Powdersville residents surveyed at the meeting.
“That is one of the things we are addressing,” Water said. “We look at response time and in a critical incident, the quicker you can get there, the more time you have to save a life. We have a couple of problem issues that we have addressed and we are even adding money to that. I feel that this is one problem that we have addressed.”
Waters said that the next Town Hall Meeting could be expected in mid-April.