CCA will hold a community forum (via Zoom) on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Due to the large amount of street repair work taking place in our area, we have invited representatives from RoadWork NOLA and Parks and Parkways to participate. Councilmember Giarrusso and Henry Walther from the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement will also join us. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is not required. Below is a list of questions sent to RWN reps that will be covered during the meeting. Also below is the Zoom Invitation.
1. Regarding the block-by-block dates provided on RoadWork Nola’s website for starting and completing projects in our area:
a. The project start dates for many streets in our area say 8/3/2020 and completion dates for many streets say “Jan-Mar 2022” How firm are these dates? After 14 months of ongoing repair, we have concerns these dates may carry little meaning, particularly if they are not enforceable.
b. Are you adhering to the revised policy of not starting any new projects until current projects
are completed? If so, will current completion dates be revised?
c. If the dates are not met, either start or completion dates, is there any accountability for the contractors?
d. If the published dates on the website are not met (or revised), or have not been met in the case of start dates, will new dates be set and published? When will this take place?
2. Problems and concerns with street repair projects in the Carrollton area:
a. Is there a formal process for reporting problems and concerns? Who should we contact: 311? RoadWork Nola? Neighborhood liaisons? Public Works?
b. What about problems/concerns that have been reported, per your process, but remain uncorrected? How do we follow up?
c. Can a list of contractors and subcontractors be made available to residents?
d. Can residents contact contractors directly about problems?
3 What is the monitoring process by RoadWork Nola for work being done in our area?
a. How is progress, or lack thereof, being monitored?
b. Is there a “quality control” process in place. How does it work?
c. Is there a mechanism in place (or could one be put in place) to notify residents, on a regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly), of planned next steps. problems encountered and/or remediated, or expected completion of a given project/street? How much detail could be provided?
4. In addition to street repair, contractors have often removed or damaged other infrastructure such as surface sidewalk and street bricks and ceramic street name tiles.
a. What is the best way to report this?
b. Can prior damage be remediated? How?
c. Will there be inspections implemented to identify such problems?
5. How much lead time are residents given on the blocks that construction is about to begin?
a. How is this given?
b. Can residents be given specific details about what construction will actually be done on a block or street? Who is doing the work?
6. Regarding changes in project scope:
a. When problems are uncovered by contractors during construction that are not covered by the original scope of work, how are these handled?
b. Are sewerage and drainage problems distinct from road and sidewalk repair?
c. What is the role of the Sewerage and Water Board?
7. Many of these repair projects will not be completed – per your website – for many more months. In light of this are you monitoring and attempting to address the following problems that have plagued residents of our area since the beginning of work (without residents having to repeatedly use 311, etc.)?
a. piles of debris, destroyed grass, trash/litter, portable toilets, broken orange cones and signage, etc. related to many/all unfinished projects that remain behind for months – in some places over a year now – without being cleaned up.
b. streets and sections of streets used to improperly “store” construction/repair supplies of all kinds, including equipment, rebar, large piles of gravel and dirt, pallets of bricks, etc.
c. the delay (in some cases, months) in asphalting roads that have been paved. This results in having to navigate the abrupt differences in road height, protruding manhole covers, mosquito breeding puddles of water, etc., etc., etc.
Topic: CCA RoadWork Nola Community Meeting
Time: Oct 21, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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The mission of the Central Carrollton Association (CCA) is to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood we serve. We work with our city councilperson and staff, and with police, school, and other officials, to address infrastructure improvements, land use issues, city ordinance violations, tree planting, eliminating blight, crime prevention, beautification, and many other activities to enhance our neighborhood.
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* Subsidized the placement of crime cameras throughout the neighborhood.
* Addressed blight, code enforcement, and street and drainage issues.
* Held yearly block parties.
* Published a newsletter to keep our members informed about meetings, activities, events, and issues facing our community.
* Organized community forums open to everyone throughout the year featuring city officials, leaders, and experts on issues important to our neighborhood.
* Communicated and interacted with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement, District A Counciilmember's office, the NOPD 2nd District, the schools within our area, as well as other neighborhood associations adjacent to our area on issues that affect us all!
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