Tag: street repairs

Lara requests commission ‘take politics out’ of streets

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com “There is an incredible product on the market that would probably take all of the politics out,” said City Manager Manuel Lara of San Benito’s street woes. In 2012, the City of San Benito established, through its officials, a list of streets deemed in highest disrepair. The process by …

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Street repair talks continue

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission held a special workshop Monday, Feb. 2 to discuss the rehabilitation of three private streets which had been previously placed on the agenda of a regularly-scheduled meeting last month. The streets up for discussion were Railroad Road (paving and utilities), Roberts Drive and Schneider …

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Gas lines, weather stall street repairs

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Repair work is still underway at two San Benito streets due to delays associated with the relocation of gas lines at one road and inclement weather at the other. The reconstruction of Shafer Road in San Benito has been stalled due to gas lines that require relocating, according to …

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City to seek public input on future projects

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com With the year coming to a close, San Benito City Manager Manuel Lara is looking toward the public for input on how to help improve the community in 2014. “What I would like to do personally, myself, before we start working on the budget, I would like to …

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Citizen raises concern on street repairs

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A citizen of San Benito is demanding answers about how his tax dollars are being spent in regards to street repairs. Nicholas Lerma, 60, is upset about the condition of many of the streets in the city, particularly the intersection of North Dick Dowling Street and East Rose …

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Commission OKs four roads for construction bids

By JOE BOCANEGRA Special to the NEWS The San Benito City Commission approved Tuesday four streets officials plan to request contracts for construction bids. The decision came after discussion from City Commissioners, City Manager Manuel Lara and Assistant City Manager Hector Jalomo. The roads that were agreed by the Commission are Shafer from South Oscar …

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Street repairs await officials’ approval of engineer

By JOE BOCANEGRA Special to the NEWS Plans to repair San Benito streets currently await the contracting of an engineer to supervise the project. As previously reported, the city agreed to borrow $3.1 million in the form of Certificates of Obligation with an interest rate of 2.55 percent, which city officials plan to repay over …

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