Prophetstown Public Works employees (l-r)Clint Morse, Tyler Chriest, and Donnie Jensen pour concrete for a new stretch of city sidewalk.
A Nice Feat For The FeetOctober 04, 2017
He uses a rating system to determine what gets priority when it comes to repairs. "I have a list of all the sidewalk in town and its categorized by 1, 2, and 3 with 1 needing a major repair and 3 as minor repair." He added that the department will be doing some every year and also hopes to resurrect the curb and gutter program that the department used to do.
Each summer the crew would pick a few block stretch of a city street for complete renovation taking it down to gravel and then rebuilding it. The result was a much better street and done with little if any outside contractors. .
So, the next time you are out for a leisurely stroll take a moment to admire the efforts put into the path you are following and appreciate the work that goes into maintaining the system and realize how lucky Prophetstown is to have it.
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