Street repairs may be delayed
Mississippi Street in Clarksville and many others need repairs but grant funds for road maintenance are drying up, according to Mayor Jo Anne Smiley.
With only so much revenue, the Clarksville Board of Aldermen continue to struggle with funding for road improvements
“We all know the street repair situation is not good and will not be good,” Mayor Jo Anne Smiley told the board at its Thursday, March 14 meeting.
As the weather warms up, potholes will begin to show up, the mayor added.
The city receives $16,000 per year for road maintenance and “that doesn’t go very far for 15 miles of streets,” Smiley said.
Finding the money for more maintenance will probably get harder in the future as federal and state government grants for street repairs are drying up.
The board will now have to look for alternative funding for grants that used to help maintain city streets, the mayor said.
For the full story, read the March 20 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.