Carson City Awarded the Paving for Pizza Grant
Residents nominated Carson City for a generous $5,000 grant offered through the Domino’s Paving for Pizza campaign. Paving for Pizza is a creative nationwide initiative to award nominated cities funds to fill potholes. Carson City Public Works proudly accepts this award and is honored to be chosen based on the thoughtful nominations submitted by Carson City’s residents. The courteous gesture of nominating Carson City is praiseworthy.
Carson City Public Works Director Darren Schulz said, “While the grant is highly appreciated and needed, it is the residents who nominated Carson City that deserve our fullest gratitude. Having our residents taking the initiative to do what they can to improve our streets speaks highly of our city. Every little bit counts in terms of street funding and Public Works is committed to stretching every dollar as far as possible.”
Carson City is the only city in Nevada considered for the Paving for Pizza grant. The Public Works Streets Division will begin filling potholes with the awarded funds on May 14, 2019. Pothole filling will take place in many locations around the city. Current scheduled locations are in the area of Mark Twain Elementary School on Slide Mountain. Citizens who nominated Carson City are encouraged to join Public Works at the Slide Mountain pothole near Mark Twain Elementary at 1:30 p.m., May 14, for a group photo and to allow staff to show appreciation for their nomination and consideration.
Severe wet cold weather conditions diminish streets ultimately causing cracks or erosion. Prioritization of street repair is a process facilitated based on assessment, schedules, and funding. Unlike general scheduled street repair, potholes and other road deterioration problems are reviewed one case at a time.
Residents are encouraged to report potholes using the Carson City Connect app or by visiting the site at carson.org/connect. Carson City Connect is the best method for reporting street concerns or conditions. The Streets Division will receive the report and will dispatch personnel to the area for assessment.