Residents, and others who had to drive on the old pot holed streets of Hesperia had to feel like they were in heaven when the city finally got around to repaving the streets. Almost felt like riding in a brand new car with soft seats.  


But what's happening to the streets since then is criminal in my view. First I want to start with my own steet and then to the other issues. I bought a new house in 2004 and the asphalt apron was perfect from the concrete driveway down to pothole street. Then the streets were paved and that part was great. 


Of course the contractor who did the paving of my street completely ruined my asphalt approach which was only five years old. Did the contractor replace the approach with the same quality asphalt that the road was paved with? Of course not! A sub-standard asphalt grade was used that is soft and crumbling and one in which I used 25 gallons of driveway sealer which was necessary to keep this apron from breaking apart.


Now let's go city wide and examine what being allowed to happen to our recently paved streets. Go to Olive and I avenues and see how outside contractors and come and dig up the smooth pavement and are allowed to fill and repair the streets. We have apparently only two types of repairs to choose from. One is to underfill the the holes which allows the vehilce to drop into the pit left behind. Or let's overfill the hole and hope the automobiles or trucks will compact it down in time so it the meantime we have to deal with thumps as we pass over this mess.


Since the city isn't issuing so many building permits why doesn't the city inspectors get and examine the repairs if you can call them that and hold those responsible for properly repairing the streets?   


Before any digging can be done on our streets I believe that digital photos be submitted to the city so as to assure that a proper repair is done to the streets after the contractor's work is completed. Then photos should shot at surface grade to show the repair work along with the name of persons who performed the repairs.


I'd like Councilman Paul Bosacki to drive around and see how sadly these repairs are and make those responsible to correct this sub-standard work to go on.


The City of Hesperia is guilty of sub-standard work as well in filling of pot holes. A shovel or two of asphalt thrown from the back of a pickup is just as bad a repair. Yep, heave out into the hole and drive a tire over the hole a coulpe of times is their chosen method of repair. What ever happen to spraying a slurry spray and used a metal tapper for compacting the mix down to surface grade?


This is a city-wide issue and all anyone has to is do is to drive around the city and see that this happening on other streets as well. 


Let's get the city supervisors to do their jobs and make the streets enjoyable enough to drive on instead of making us think that are vehicles suspensions are in need of repair again. I like to hear what are officals will do about this damage being done to our city property.