The city of Clintonville is still in the works of limiting trash pick up to just a single hauler for city residents. Due to the uncertain status of funding for local roads, Mayor Bressette says this is an opportunity to cut costs and even preserve the life of current city streets.
“This is what we have to do as a city to help protect our streets as much as we can,” Mayor Bressette claimed. “There’s streets that are in dire need of repair and we just don’t have the funds for that, so these streets weren’t made for garbage trucks to be driving on them every week.”
Mayor Bressette plans to illustrate just how bad their roads have gotten by accepting the challenge of Waukesha Mayor Shawano Reilly to record a ride in the back of an ambulance going down city streets.
“If this is what will help with bringing attention to how bad our streets really are and how we really need the funding to fix them, then I’ll do it,” said Bressette of answering Mayor Reilly’s challenge. “I’m hoping that I can be able to video tape it and bring it to the attention of our state legislators and possibly our governor, then I think it’ll be worth my time to do that.”
Local municipalities held a Turnout for Transportation a couple of months ago to come together statewide in an effort to show their concerns of the lack of funding they have to repair local roads.