The current condition on many roads in the area.
With the city short on funds for inspecting work performed the citizens need to lend a hand and make sure money is well spent an the job done job correctly.
This city is about to embark on an almost half a million dollar ($481,598.05) project to slurry seal, crack seal, base repair and applying a leveling course were necessary on 63 streets totaling about 10 miles of roadway in one of the older neighborhoods of tract homes commonly referred to as Windsong Valley.
See Map below
A map of most of the roadways to be worked on.
These roads in Southwest Wildomar to be crack sealed only.
Several areas need to be watched carefully.
1. Cleaning of the roadway, Dirt reduces the bond between the sealcoat and the pavement. The sealer will adhere to the dirt…but the dirt won’t adhere to the pavement.
2. Cracks need to be cleaned completely and routed properly. See photo of cities instructions to the contractor regarding the routing and filling of cracks.
Instructions to contractors during bidding process.
(A Quick reference for width and depth is a penny which is 3/4 inches in diameter, routed cracks should accept a penny.)
3. All cracks routed or not should be blown out with hot air to remove all loose dirt debris and grass.
List of streets and type of work to be done
Continuation of list
Numerous complaints have been heard and observed by myself. One would never know if a complaint has been filed with the city.
ANTS are a major problem in at least two of the cities parks, Marna O’Brien and Windsong Park. The ant hills in Marna O’Brien are clearly visible throughout the park.
These hills a located all over the park. I counted at least 20 in a short period of time
What flavor of ants do we have is best left to the experts, but these do have a hell of a sting.
List of stinging ants in the U.S.
The ants that normally populate this area of the Southern United States are the native Southern Fire Ant.
This is the usual suspect.
But in recent years a new more irritating species has arrived the Imported Red Fire Ant.
This is a nasty one.
Maybe one of the future “Movies in the Park” can be “The Ant Bully”.
For those camping in the park this evening lets hope you avoid the ant hills.
Further information can be obtained by at http://urban.ucr.edu/Native%20%20imported%20fire%20ants.pdf