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Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, the city has fixed the pothole ... Bill Glassmire

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  • Subject: Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, the city has fixed the pothole ... Bill Glassmire
  • From: Joe <mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:36:55 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi Bill -

I noticed that the other day when I was biking home. I was going to shoot you an email thanking you for the help in getting it repaired. It will all be so much better riding home now! Especially once the weather gets nastier and darker.

From: ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: "Joe" <mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Mary Steckel" <Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Mark Shepard" <Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Nancy Wyse" <Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Meghan Karas" <meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:24:06 PM
Subject: Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, the city has fixed the pothole ... Bill Glassmire

... The renewed surface looks good to me. I appreciate your pointing out the problem. Enjoy the fall.

Best wishes,
Bill Glassmire

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe" <mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Mary Steckel" <Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Ward 7" <ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Mark Shepard" <Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Nancy Wyse" <Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Meghan Karas" <meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 8:53:23 AM
Subject: Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, thanks for pointing this out ... Bill Glassmire


That is awesome we have a way to report these things. Hopefully the city can do something about that section of road. It won't be so bad in the spring and summer, but when things get wet again and dark during commute times it can be pretty interesting biking through that.


----- Original Message -----

From: "Mary Steckel" <Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Joe" <mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Ward 7" <ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Mark Shepard" <Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Ward 6" <Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Meghan Karas" <meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 8:21:09 AM
Subject: RE: Potholes.. Hello Joe, thanks for pointing this out ... Bill Glassmire

Hi Joe,

The most efficient way to report these situations is the one Councilor Glassmire referenced. Go to the City website ( www.corvallisoregon.gov ), click on the "I WANT TO ..." button on the right side, and select "Report a Problem Online". In the case of a pothole problem, the report will be sent directly to the Street Maintenance Supervisor.



Mary Steckel

Public Works Director

From: Joe [mailto:mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:21 AM
To: Steckel, Mary <Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ward 7 <ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Shepard, Mark <Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Ward 6 <Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Meghan Karas <meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, thanks for pointing this out ... Bill Glassmire

Thanks everyone for responding.

I understand there are priorities in getting things fixed and the weather and other factors influence all this. Lots of people have thanked me for bringing this up and then forwarded the email to someone else. If there is a more efficient way to get this on someone's list of things to consider that would be great. Otherwise I'm just taking up other people's time who can't really do much but thank me and send the info along. I'm quite sure people have better things to do.

There are lots of potholes around, to be sure. I'm quite certain the people in charge of these things are well aware of all of them. I just wanted to point out these in particular because of all the potholes I encounter, these seem to be a confluence of circumstances that make them particularly annoying, if not dangerous.

I appreciate the attention and hope at some point this can be fixed, but I recognize decisions need to be made. Overall this is a great town to bike around in. Keep up the great work!


From: "Mary Steckel" < Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >
To: "Ward 7" < ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >, "Joe" < mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx >
Cc: "Mark Shepard" < Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >, "Ward 6" < Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >, "Meghan Karas" < meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx >
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:53:12 AM
Subject: RE: Potholes.. Hello Joe, thanks for pointing this out ... Bill Glassmire

Hello Councilor Glassmire,

We appreciate community members taking the time to send us notice of potholes in town. This winter’s weather, with the freezing and thawing cycles, has caused a higher than usual number of potholes, but, we are working diligently to keep pace with the problem. Though in that respect, the weather is again presenting complications, as the wetter the conditions, the less likely the repair material will adhere and stay in place.

Thank you again for letting us know. I will forward this report to our street maintenance crew.

Mary Steckel

Public Works Director

From: Ward 7
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:19 AM
To: Joe < mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx >; greagory.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; Steckel, Mary < Mary.Steckel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >
Cc: Shepard, Mark < Mark.Shepard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >; Ward 6 < Ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >; Meghan Karas < meghan.karas@xxxxxxxxx >
Subject: Re: Potholes.. Hello Joe, thanks for pointing this out ... Bill Glassmire

March 18, 2017


I trust that this finds each of you well.

Director Steckel, Joe McVeety, a Ward 7 resident, reports a damaged bike lane on the north side of Circle Boulevard, at the bus stop just west of 17th Street. His email is below. I drove (sorry!) by there on Friday; the pavement surface is for sure rough and uneven.

There may be a long-term issue with the bus tearing up the pavement, because the damage is right at the bus stop.

Mr McVeety, thank you for reporting this problem. We appreciate your help in keepin bike traffic safe and convenient!

You can also report potholes (and other issues) directly to city staff at the city website www.corvallisoregon.gov ; the "I WANT TO ..." button at the right of the page has a menu which includes "Report a Problem Online".

Best wishes,

Bill Glassmire

From: "Joe" < mcveetj@xxxxxxxxxxx >
To: "Joel Hirsch" < ward6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >, ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 9:08:23 AM
Subject: Potholes....

I writing to both of you to see if there is anything that can be done about some potholes on Circle Blvd. between 17th street and the first entrance to the shopping center. I live in Ward 7 but the issue is in Ward 6, thus the reason I'm copying both of you on this email.

I frequently bike along Circle Blvd (and everywhere else in this town) but this section seems particularly dangerous to me right now. It is riddled with deep and growing potholes that take up the entire width of the bike lane. Worse, it is along a busy road right where there are often cars exiting the shopping center. It is also on a bus route which means there can be the added adventure of accounting for a bus, too.

The potholes in this section are unavoidable if you are biking due to their extensiveness. If there is anything that can be done to get these fixed, and soon, that would be great. As a very frequent bike commuter in this town I often enjoy the fact the bike lanes are, at lest for the most part, very passable. This section has become dangerous. And I don't say that lightly.


Joe McVeety

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