Sunday, April 17, 2016

Message From Crisfield Councilman Mark Konapelsky On Road Funding

I have something very important for your consideration:

Through Hurricane Sandy funds the following streets will be repaved this summer ( Along with drainage and curbing ) :

1. Wynfall Avenue from Maryland Avenue to Hall Highway.
2.Myrtle Street from Potomac to Chesapeake Avenue.

3. Broadway from 2nd street to Seventh Street.
4. 4th Street from Richardson Avenue to Broadway Intersection.
5. 7th Street from 100ft. west of Broadway to 4th Street.
6. Maple Street from 1st Street to Myrtle Street

*** This is what 1.2 million will do for our City.
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The Depot at the end of 413 will have a new bulk head and green space finished this summer.
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Highway user funds will be used to finish some streets.
example.....Lory Quinn up to American Legion and Beach parking lot area.
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Currently the City of Crisfield is paying off a loan for streets made 9 yrs. ago to replace Cove street along with a few others. The loan was for 1 million dollars.   ($1,000,000.00)  We have 11yrs. left on the loan.
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Why do I bring all this to your attention??
Currently City Council is willing to put the City in debt for the next 20 yrs. at the tune of $500,000.00.  The first 5 yrs. using highway user funds ( Roughly 33,000.00 a year) at 2.29% to pay the premium. The next 15 yrs would be a variable rate.  No one knows what the interest rate would be for the bulk of the loan. WOW!!!

Here is the list of roads the Council decided the $500,000.00 loan should go towards in the exact list of importance:

1. Hammock Point 30' road + 1 Cul-de-sac
2. Somerset Ave. ( Cove to Woodson, Fix Drainage @ June Drewer
3. Pine Street (3rd to 4th) 1936 sewer & pavement
4. Mercury drive to County Line Residential Curb
5. Anchore Drive 1 Cul-de-sak , 3 curbs

Now I am going to stop here. Why?  If you do the math the money will not even go this far.
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I have not even touched the list of imminent needs of the City that need to be addressed this billing cycle. The costs are staggering!!
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Now that you are open to this information where do you stand? 
Do you agree with the City adding another $500,000.00 to our debt, or should we become more physically responsible with City funds? This is the time to voice your opinion before your voice is lost. Call City Hall or one or your Councilmen and voice your thoughts. Thank You,  Councilman Mark Konapelsky

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both proposals are crap, Mark is fill of it and so is the rest of them clowns in office.

Anonymous said...

WOW THAT IS SOME BS TO PUT IT NICELY ! CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG WHEN WE LIVE IN TOWN LIMITS WE PAY TOWN PROPERTY TAXAND WE PAY SOMERSET COUNTY PROPERT TAXES . WHERE IS THESE TOWN FUNDS GOING I DONT SEE IT . SOUTH SOMERSET AVE HAS MAJOR FLOODING ISSUES EVERY HARD RAIN AND STORN . WHICH CAUSES PROPERTY DAMAGE ROAD DAMAGE AND NOT TO MENTION ISSUES FOR OUR KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL . LETS BE SMART HERE FIX THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES FIRST !!! I TRULY THINK ITS TIME FOR US TO STEP UP AND MAKE OUR TOWN THRIVE BETTER THEN EVER ! IVE SEEN ALOT TRANSPIRE SINCE SANDY HAPPEN TO ALL OF US ! NEW BUISNESSES RIGHT ALONG SIDE OF OUR ESTABLISHED BUINESS OWNERS ARE WORKING HARD TO BRING BACK OUR TOWN BETTER THEN EVER!!! AND US THE NEXT GENERATION TO DO IT !!! THATS WHATS GOT TO HAPPEN TO CHANGE OUR TOWN TO BE GRATER THAN EVER !! THANKS !!!

Anonymous said...

Apparently you must not be a tax payer.

Anonymous said...

Physically responsible? He does not even know the word is fiscally!

Anonymous said...

The council and Mayor are all incompetent. They act like Crisfield in New York city. Sandy was in 2012, when the he$$ are they going to stop throwing money away in the name of Sandy? Waste, waste, waste, that is all government seems to be able to do but they sure do seem to enjoy spending other peoples money.

Anonymous said...

8:14 Stop yelling.

9:09 I noticed that too

Anonymous said...

I am very much am a tax payer ! I can say if their were people running our town that were capable instead of the good ole boys network things would be a whole lot different for sure !

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with u !!!

Anonymous said...

Why should Anchor Dr take precedence over more populated roads that need repair?

Anonymous said...

Well, we need road repairs done ASAP but what about the people that could not get help in fixing up their homes after Sandy because of one excuse or another? I mean, look at the thousands and millions you are talking about spending! It is a shame only a very select few got the help to build new homes! It seems as the ones that had no insurance got the new houses. If you had insurance, and it would not pay for all of the repairs, nor even begin to start the repairs that were needed, got no help at all! I think the city should have tried to help their residents obtain funding to keep it's citizens in town! After all the more people that live here, the greater the tax base. Uh, and by the way, Mark, maybe you need to "Google" your words before you write a public announcement. It should have been fiscally, not physically!