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In-house program saving money

February 11, 2013

WARREN — Cold patch, the thick gooey black material used to plug potholes, cost the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office $52,803 for the material alone last year. Tack on about another $9....

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Feb-18-13 7:14 AM

This is a great cost savings measure. Many Townships around the county have shared their comments on what a quality product the county has produced at a low cost. Keep up the good work Engineer Smith we all see many good changes in service in the Highway Dept.

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Feb-11-13 9:26 PM

so the county saved enough to have the bldg. $35K and now they saved another $52K wow Randys a financial guru. Someone should do a public records request on that I'd like to make that kinda of savings!

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Feb-11-13 5:36 PM

No mention of a building permit or the cost, the county must not have to obey permit laws.

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Feb-11-13 11:15 AM

Sounds like a win win situation the engineer has made. Save on cost that allows the county to do more. Maybe next year raise the the price a little to make a few bucks and use the money made to put more people out there filling the holes on county roads.

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Feb-11-13 8:55 AM

If the county could use hot mix in the winter, they would.

As it is cold patch is what's available and maybe it does comes out, but without it the holes get bigger and even more cars will get damaged.

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Feb-11-13 8:52 AM

If the bare cost of materials is rising then I suspect a pretty good reason for not repairing all of the cities "chug holes". I agree that the approach of blending your own on site will save money. However, you get less product when prices rise on the materials when your operating on a fixed budget. Repairing just half of the holes would be a major improvement!

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Feb-11-13 8:21 AM

Truck a load over to West side of Warren, start patching the craters on Parkman and side streets for Gods sake!!

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Feb-11-13 8:02 AM

warrenproud - learn to read! I agree with others on here that you truly are a dumb ***!

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Feb-11-13 7:15 AM

Cold patch is like a cork in a bottle. The first time it freezes and thaws the patch pops. Why can't they do the right thing for once and repair the roads the way they should with new asphalt?

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