'It's not incredible': Guelpholl residents build repairs in their own hands

'It's not incredible': Guelpholl residents build repairs in their own hands

Ironically, while neighbors are asking the city to face the bumpy road, uneven, no one put into the holes.

Road workers at home
Left to right, Joe Payne, Paul Miniats and Paul Zago respect their work.

"Their time could also be saved," says neighbor Wilma Barrett.


She says that the rest of the road is not significantly affected by the repairs of the ponds.

"We're not talking about big bucks, or much time here," said Paul Zago, retired. He has lived on the street for about 34 years.

He was filling a hole with another property he owned, and he had left some asphalt and the tools needed for the job, so he decided to bring some people together to look after the five worst offenders. .

Road workers included Zago, Miniats, retired school teacher and a young family fireman – who was responsible for the muscle.

" You know, it cost you 15 bucks on a bag. I mean, what is the hell?

Zago says that it is a civic duty, suggesting that the city should have a program that provides equipment for people to fill their own holes.

The city does not agree.

Yanick Beaudin, the road supervisor for Guelph, says that this type of work is a bad idea.

"For one, there's the product they use as well as the thing that would use … And the second part is the safety issue," he says.

There are specific rules that city workers follow to keep themselves and citizens safe, such as lights, traffic cones, signboards and the like.

"Plus, you are already paying taxes. We provide this service. So why not spend the money if you don't?" He says.

According to him, the April 1, 2019 was the last reported pothole for that street at 10:45. It was filled that day.

While this is not always the case, the hope is that holes will be filled within 30 days of a report, Beaudin says that the best way to get a service is to call the city at 519-837-5628.

He says that streets are surveyed like Eleanor Court every month, and that busier streets are viewed twice a week.

The pole repair threshold is 600 and 1000 cm2but keep track of small holes, which grow over time.

Although the cultivated repairs were more than just a fun project for the public, people want the city to do something with the street.

One resident, preferably not nominated, indicated his correspondence with the city stating that the area had been slated for resurfacing in the next 10-15 years.

Jessica Angers, manager of corporate assets and project management, says that the city takes account of the condition, use and nature of the road when prioritizing projects. As Eleanor Court is the ultimate street, it is not as high on the list for resurfacing.

However, Angers says that the city is looking at ways to increase resurfacing projects.

"I hope they do something soon," Miniats said with a smile. "The next step is armed rebellion."

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