Why were road core samples performed?

The Mayor’s Task Force subcommittee, led by the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools Superintendent, validated the assessment done by City Staff, and with additional comments, recommended the next step in selecting the roads to be worked. From that list, a more focused list was produced by the committee, accounting for the 12 roads selected.  Road Selection spreadsheet (PDF)  Road core samples were taken on the selected roads to narrow down the costs of repair. Any road listed under the property tax question Bond Transparency Act (PDF) must be done whether the funding obtained through the Bond Issue covers it or not.  The road core samples were beneficial in providing a more accurate cost of the repair or reconstruction to the roads, but the final costs can’t be determined until bids are selected. Road cores samples also validated road conditions we could not see from the surface.  The cost to perform the road core samples on the 12 roads was $26K.  The cost to do all of Choctaw roads would be in excess of $350K.

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1. If there are reasons that can explain the City's cost projections of $3.2M / m vs ODOT's cost projections of $1.1M / m for road resurfacing and improvements, they should be shared...
2. Are there any examples of ODOT bids showing cost per road that justifies the City's projected cost per road?
3. Are there two questions? Must both pass?
4. What are the plans and timeline to re-pave Reno?
5. Are re-doing the culverts part of the plan for roads?
6. How much will it cost me?
7. There has been discussion of the money spent on the golf course - what are the facts that pertain to the golf course, city funds, and future plans?
8. How did the City come up with price of construction if final designs and drawings haven’t been completed?
9. Included in the resolution and ordinances are words “right of way" and "real property acquisition." Does this mean the city can use these funds to buy property not part of road repair?
10. Will the City Public Works Department be doing this work?
11. Were traffic counts factored in the scoring of Choctaw road conditions?
12. What is Better and Safer Roads?
13. Why were road core samples performed?
14. What if I'm not registered to vote in Choctaw?
15. I want to see a prioritized list of the roads to be repaired with start and completion dates.
16. What will this money go towards?
17. When will we start to see activity?
18. How does Choctaw's sales tax rate compare to other cities in the State?
19. Why shouldn't I just spend my money in a neighboring town that has a lower sales tax rate?
20. Is the funding provided by the bonds and sales tax increase solely dedicated to the roads project?
21. Where does the money come from?
22. What is the difference between repairing vs. reconstructing the roads?
23. Can the sales tax generated during the year cover the road reconstruction/repairs?
24. How were the projected costs of the roads calculated?
25. How will future roads be selected?