Council member Greg Strommen said the arterial roadways still need repair. He said there are streets in any ward in the city that are rough.
“If we’re going to look at reprioritizing things, I’m going to be in there pitching for Carriage Hills and whatever else is in my ward,” he said.
Council member John Roberts said he understands what Jones and Evans are saying, but has seen the council make changes to the Capital Improvement Projects Plan, causing “major problems down the road.”
He said the city should prioritize city projects and rely on city staff.
“Once we get into the position of us that aren’t qualified to do that and start pushing through this stuff, we’re going to have chaos,” Roberts said.
Evans repeated a recommendation for Roberts, staff and council members to drive down the streets. Roberts responded with the gavel and said they weren’t going to argue on the item.
The committee also approved two applications to the state, one for a Solid Waste Cell #16 Cover and Gas Collection and Control System Construction and Flare Replacement, and the other for a proposed East Rapid City Water Treatment Plant.
The Solid Waste project was on the State Water Plan in 2020 with construction anticipated to begin in late 2022 and completion in 2023.