SEMINOLE – At its Dec. 17 meeting, the Seminole City Council approved the use of approximately $100,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for the resurfacing of several Seminole roadways in 2014.
Through its pavement management system, the Public Works Department analyzed city streets and identified those in need of maintenance in the new year: 87th Avenue, 108th Street, 110th Street, 111th Street, Temple Terrace, Valencia Terrace, Freedom Boulevard and Temple Avenue.
“Most of them are east and northeast of City Hall,” said City Manager Frank Edmunds.
Each year, Public Works physically inspects roadway surfaces throughout the city to determine those in need of work, said Jeremy Hockenbury, Public Works director.
The city of Seminole currently piggybacks on the contract Manatee County has with Asphalt Paving Systems for roadway repair and preservation. APS has submitted a proposal for $99,999.02 to the city per a pre-determined contract pricing schedule. The city sets aside $100,000 annually for the resurfacing.
The two-part process will begin in early 2014, either January or February, Hockenbury said. First, cracks in the roads will be sealed. Then, after this work is allowed to set for a couple of months, APS comes back to micro pave the roads, which leaves behind a smooth topcoat.
“This is the more cost-effective way,” Hockenbury said. “[Crack sealing] keeps the base from failing from water intrusion and micro paving preserves the road and the base.”
In other action items, the council:
• approved the sale of beer and/or wine by a Seminole-based nonprofit organization at the 2014 Pow Wow Festival, which will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9.
• authorized the purchase of two 2013 Ford Transit Connect utility vans for Public Works. The vans, purchased from Bartow Ford by way of a city of Tampa competitively solicited bid, will cost $28,139 each and $56,278 total, and will be purchased with CIP funds.