New Milford road committee becomes permanent

November 19, 2018

The New Milford Town Council approved making a permanent municipal roads committee at its recent meeting.

The committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating all requests for proposals and bids for road work outsourced by the town, though the ultimate decision will be up to the Purchasing Authority. The committee will also maintain the schedule of road work and report to the finance board and the Town Council. It will also make recommendations on how to prioritize work.

This committee has been operating as an ad-hoc for more than a year but members asked to be permanent so that can better address long-term road issues, including the recently approved $6 million bond for road work.

Mayor Pete Bass said that improving the roads is his top priority.

“As a vital part of our town used daily by everyone, roads need to be safe for all our drivers, especially the thousands of senior citizens who have given so much to New Milford and deserve to be able to utilize them safely and without trepidation,” Bass said in a news release.

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