Part of the moneys for the park came directly from the funds that the park board had set aside for a new park. To the gentleman that objected to my word repaving and the amount of roads that had been repaved, my number stands. The number for roads that have had work done on like tar and gravel and other such needs is over 150 miles.
No we are not a sleepy little town or pure country as this was back 40 years ago. We have had more work done in the last 8 years than has been done since I moved into Bedford in 1991. Let me clarify that, since I moved to Michigan back in 1984. I lived in Erie Township prior to 1991, so I know what Bedford was like prior to that time as well. Despite the economic downturn, we have had many openings and expansions of different businesses. That is terrific in these times. If you would like me to expand on those, I would be glad to just let me know.
I would dearly love to see a listing of the 26 miles of roads that were paved with blacktop in Bedford this year, like I said, I only know of a one mile stretch of Sterns and the current quarter mile stretch of Summerfield, list them here please. .
Call and ask for a list of what roads where paved. Don't complain about it and ask others to answer your question. Call the township.
Seems pretty simple doesn't it."Time to Talk"
notes 150 miles of road work (although doesn't include a time frame or any details)
. "Time to Talk"
however, very graciously offers to expand the discussion noting "If you would like me to expand, I would be glad to just let me know""Chartres"
accepts "Time to Talk's"
gracious offer and requests a list of roads. Hardly seems inappropriate since "Time to Talk"
made it very clear that he/she would be glad to comply."Hondo"
jumps in, in spite of the gracious offer by "Time to Talk"
and essentially tells "Chartres"
to do his own homework. "Time to Talk"
I assume that you are a big boy/girl; are able to speak for yourself; and don't need others intervening on your behalf.
I too am interested in the details on 150 miles of road that you have mentioned. And since you have so graciously offered to provide additional details, I look forward to your response.
I trust you will include important details like the sources of funding for each of the miles and who was really responsible for the work and securing the funding (road commission or township as the case may be) and not just who happened to be in office at the time and conveniently jumped on the "take credit" bandwagon.
In particular, I think it would help us all to understand the magnitude of Mr. Wilburn's contribution if you would note the specific roads and miles that Mr. Wilburn was totally responsible for securing funding; that were not already going to be done by the road commission or funded by the road commission. Things like the specific grants that Mr. Wilburn secured, the amount of the grants, what roads the grants were for, the specific associated miles, would certainly help to clarify our understanding of his actual role.
As you might suspect, I really don't think that roads that were improved using money from the township general fund or the township road fund would be noteworthy of praise or special recognition for Mr. Wilburn. Similarly, roads that the road commission already had on their list and that they were funding also would not seem appropriate to add to Mr. Wilburn's special list.
Thanks in advance.