Journal of the San Juan Islands


And what about all the potholes? | Letters

June 25, 2013 · Updated 3:29 PM

To Honorable Mayor Carrie Lacher and Friday Harbor Town Council,

In this past’s weeks article entitled “ Brickworks unveiled” (Journal, June 19, pg. 1), you stated that “This is a historic day that we’re all going to remember” and “I’m so glad, down to the very tips of my toes, that the council found a way to participate in making this a reality”, in taking $100,000 of the lodging tax fund for this project.

This, while the streets in Friday Harbor are full of pot holes and in much need of repair.

Price Steet in front of the Paideia School and St. Francis Catholic Church has so many pot holes that never get fixed. I know that we at St. Francis have for over a year both written to the city manager and called. Being told that when the weather gets better they will get fixed. As of today, this has not happened.

This is not the only street in Friday Harbor that has these issues, there are many. Church services are held daily at St. Francis and Sundays at Paideia. Many elderly attend and these pot holes are a safety issue and need to be addressed.

This is a poor reflection to its sought after visitors that walk, drive and pedal on or across our city streets. This is in addition to the town residents and island residents that are asked to support the local economy and yet live with this neglect.

Frank Bruch / Friday Harbor


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