By BECKY KISER
Hays city commissioners will get their first look Thursday at proposed plans for $1.1 million in street maintenance projects next year.
During tonight’s work session, staff will present plans for seal coat, rejuvenator, micro-surfacing, diamond grinding, curb and brick repair, major rehab, sidewalk improvements, and in-house crack seal and asphalt repair during 2019.
The project will be funded by state and city monies.
“We get money from the special highway tax every year,” explained Jacob Wood, assistant city manager. “We get about $500,000 from that. It’s part of your gas tax that you pay to the state and comes back to the city.”
Most of the remaining half million dollars will come from the city’s general fund, along with some minor revenue sources.
Major street improvements such as the recently completed Allen Street are not part of the annual maintenance program.
“This is the just the minor stuff like chip sealing and filling potholes,” Wood added.
He noted that potholes are fixed year round, although this is an especially busy time.
“It’s just a weather thing this time of year. When it gets cold and hot, water freezes and thaws and creates those things. We have crews out right now trying to repair those potholes.”
Also on the Dec. 6 agenda is an update of the city’s boundaries after several properties were annexed into the city limits.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in Hays City Hall, 1507 Main.