ben

United States

#1 Jul 19, 2011
why are all geneva county roads always patched, and not paved or re-surfaced, you can sure tell when you hit the geneva county line, hard to keep a vehicle front end aligned.

Since: Jul 11

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#2 Aug 8, 2011
I dont know but I visited over there awhile back and cant believe the dirt roads, the ditches are totally filled with dirt and the roads are washed out. My daughter and many on the road had to meet the school bus at the church cause the road was so bad. That is unreal the roads are so bad the buses wont go down them cause they washed out so bad! This is a road with alot of houses and kids.
ben

United States

#3 Aug 9, 2011
yeah, the dirt roads are terrible, and there are plenty of those dirt roads too. But the county roads that were paved 30 years ago or longer, need to be resurfaced,they have never been re-surfaced.
Bob

Geneva, AL

#4 Aug 11, 2011
You should try responding down these roada on a fire engine or ambulance. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on fire engines only to have them beat up on these sorry roads. I will say that the new county engineer has done a better job lately but the old regime let things go so far that there is no way to fix these roads without repaving all of them. jmo
ben

United States

#5 Aug 11, 2011
yeah, there is sure a lot of re-surfacing that needs to be done. they have been patched so many times, you can't throw your hat down anywhere and not hit @ least one patch. but seriously, the roads are really in bad, bad shape.

Since: Jul 11

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#6 Aug 17, 2011
Thats so sad and bad to you could have a wreck on the rough roads trying to get to people in emergency! Sounds like time to kick out all in the county road department and start again, seems odd they dont have funding I mean there is taxes being paid.
Bob wrote:
You should try responding down these roada on a fire engine or ambulance. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on fire engines only to have them beat up on these sorry roads. I will say that the new county engineer has done a better job lately but the old regime let things go so far that there is no way to fix these roads without repaving all of them. jmo
Bob

Geneva, AL

#7 Aug 18, 2011
Lord yes, we pay our share of taxes. Problem isn't money, no matter how many times Fred and the Commissioners say it is. They can find money to vote themselves a raise a couple of years ago but can't find money to help the fire and rescue services in the county. I guess it's our own fault though. We vote for them and they get re-elected. Maybe it's time for all of that to change. We, as citizens of Geneva County, have got to stand up and say enough is enough. It's time to start supporting the men and women that risk their lives to save ours. If we expect them to run into our burning houses to save us then we should be willing to help them pay their bills. Geneva County does not give one dime to any fire departments in the county. Worse than that, they take money off the top of what we do get from tobacco tax because they have to write one check a month. So not only are they getting a free fire service, we as firefighters are paying them to let us do it. Sorry about the rant.
Bob

Geneva, AL

#8 Aug 18, 2011
It is a bad situation all around. Yes we pay our taxes. The difference is we get very little in return for them. We have a County Commission that will vote themselves a pay raise while telling you they can't afford to help the fire departments with insurance or fuel. We manage to operate on revenue from a tax on tobacco products sold in the county. The crazy part is the county takes a portion of that right off the top. They make more then off this tax any one department does and all they have to do is write one check a month for it. Yep, you read that right, we pay them to let us fight fires. Of course the state gets their share also. At least they collect it for us, all Geneva County does is print a check.

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