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HASSO HERING

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Albany talks bond issue, utility fee for streets

Written August 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

There’s a good chance the Albany City Council will ask voters in 2020 to approve a bond issue to pay for reconstructing half a dozen streets including Albany Avenue. Voters might also be asked to decide on an extra monthly utility fee to pay for street maintenance and repairs.


Albany searches for street funding ideas

Written June 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”r2l_p-XQfoU” rel=”0″] Bouncing along one of central Albany’s old residential streets, especially on a bike like in the video here, makes you wonder if the city will ever have the means to make repairs, now decades overdue. Monday’s council work session does not signal a solution any time soon.


Noted: Some nice new pavement

Written October 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Getting streets maintained and pavement repaired is always an issue in Albany, but not any more on two streets in a leafy neighborhood at the southwest edge of town.


If not a street fee, what?

Written May 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you were hoping that the potholed streets in the older parts of Albany might some day be repaved, you can expect to be disappointed. The city government has no plans to do anything about this worsening problem, at least not yet.


Dodging craters on our streets

Written March 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The poor shape of some of Albany’s oldest streets is an old subject. A reader, Hazel Siebrecht, brought it up again on Feb. 28 in response to my story on the spending proposals before the CARA urban renewal advisory board when it meets at 5:15 p.m. today (March 4) at City Hall.


 
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