The high water table in and around Minot causes pot holes on north and south hill. I am not defending the city, just pointing out some facts. Did the city waste federal money? Probably, from a practical standpoint, however, there are so many regs set forth by the bureaucrats in DC, I am not sure the city has a choice in how they spend flood money.
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How can this be with so many tax increases going toward road repair! Keep on giving more sheeple. Hahahaha!
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How would you prove what pothole caused it? It couldve been someone's driveway, going off curbs, running something over, or done in a private parking lot. So no I don't want to use my tax money to fix an idiots car.
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To be fair, already extreme weather conditions coupled with an increase in heavy vehicular traffic - semis headed out to Williston, the plows, and earth movers et al involved in construction projects all over town - make for pocky, debilitated road surfaces. Disgusted is right, though, in saying that asphalt manufacturing is only now getting back into the full swing of things.
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There are many cities who have same weather conditions and weather restrictions as Minot and not all have as poor of street conditions as Minot, I may be wrong, but I think street conditions here are rather extreme.
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Disgusted: with all do respect, a lot, not all, but a lot of the really bad streets were under water during the flood. And I don't need your explanation of pot holes, I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night.
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Flood money was not disignated for yearly pot holes. As soon as the streets cleared, the city was out using the temp filler till the asphalt mfg'r started the spring production and until there is not frost at night. Pot holes are a yearly spring event.
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NO I don't think the city should be liable, but I do think they could have done much more to repair the streets, there seems to be a lot of flood money unaccounted for!
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The 'slippery road' argument. Where will it end?
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what's next, people want money for slippery roads that cause accidents in the winter time???
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If you are that ignorant to hit a pothole at a fast enough speed that you damage your vehicle, then you deserve it for your stupidity. NO, the city should not be responsible for that. Wow, gimme, gimme, gimme.
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Answer: no, of course they shouldn't. Drive a bit more slowly, if need be, being mindful of road conditions as you go.
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