September 28, 2003 at 8:51 pm #1537
All members of the Diamondhead Fire Protection District have been appointed by the Hancock County Board of Supervisors. The appointees have been selected only from the recommendations of the sitting members of the fire district board of supervisors. Do you believe that the board should contiune to be appointed or should they be elected by the people they serve?December 8, 2003 at 9:33 am #1536
The commissioners have performed extremely well meeting the fire safety needs of the community. Obviously the current method of selection is working. The commissioners have a thankless job and receive no recogition for their many, many hours of voluntary effort and hard work. The last chief commissioner served for 11 years, did an outstanding job and did not even get a thank you in the POA newspaper. I believe the POA Board, as our official representatives, should rectify this oversight.December 19, 2003 at 8:47 am #1553
A big thank you to the POA board and the Diamondhead newspaper editor. An article recognizing the contributions of the last DHFPD chief commissioner will be in the next edition. Red Tops do work!December 19, 2003 at 11:40 am #1554
And so, evidently, does this web site and a whole lot faster.November 21, 2007 at 9:35 am #2383
What or who can get the pot holes filled on the access drive to the firestation public parking area, seems the area has a disease or something, its completely surrounded by new paveing then right in the middle about 150 ft of potholes and neglected paveing.November 26, 2007 at 10:31 am #2388
It’s not just there, the whole county wide repaving system going on in Hancock sucks. I-10 was repaved but not the on ramps or exit ramps.. the whole thing doesn’t make sense. 🙁
I guess they needed the asphalt for the cross-overs so that more vehicles can make illegal u-turns on the interstate. Yea.. that makes sense now.December 1, 2007 at 6:29 am #2390
There are a lot of concerns with the paveing going on, as with all contracts the contractor is trying to get as much money out of the contract as soon as he can while expending the least amount of overhead cost and other expense. Thus you see a big effort to get material in place as soon as possible, many trucks, large crews, pilons and flagmen everywhere. All of this is fine as long as the other things are followed up on and done also, like, raiseing the sholders of the roadway where the pavement has been raised, stripeing the centerlines, turning lanes, and properly removeing and compacting problem areas where the subbase of the roadway may be damaged (we call these pot holes, you hardly ever see this done before paveing, almost always you see patching going on later). We will have to wait and see if off ramps are in the contract, they are high cost items in the contract because they involve machinery and labor but utilize very little material for the expene to get it in place. Most paveing contract amounts are based upon the amount of asphalt it takes to do the work discribed in the contract documents, so untill its all done or you can interpert the contract documents you cant really tell when they will be done or what is to be done. If the contract has been over billed because asphalt amounts were placed on the roadway in excess of design, then the money alloted for the contract will be almost gone and inadequate to complete the remaining work. This is the point when, if its going to occure, that litigation happens. Customers dont want to pay more for what they bid out, contractors dont want to lose money, whether the work is completed or not depends usually on the cost of litigation verses the amount of money it takes to complete the work.
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