The Forest Hills residents could get their wish in the coming weeks.
Ward 4 City Council Representative Charles “Corkey” Welch said he’s open to having a meeting that goes over the project on a “sheet-by-sheet basis.”
“I think everybody deserves to see it and everybody deserves a voice,” he said. “So I think we will have a meeting on that in the not too distant future.
At this posting a date, time and place for the meeting have yet to be set. The Concord Road Median and Streetscape Project is funded by the 2005 and 2011 SPLOSTs. Welch said informational meetings were held about the project before voters decided on the SPLOSTs.
“This is just my opinion, but I feel like we had adequate meetings beforehand,” he said. “But they were a long time ago. There’s no doubt about that.”
“People had ample opportunity and we showed them the plans as they are today. We may have made some minor adjustments, but they’ve been items that were insignificant issues. These two roads (Dunn and Lee streets) were blocked five years ago on plans that we looked at then.”
Welch was not in office at the time the meetings were held, but estimated that they were in 2008 or 2009. At Tuesday’s Council meeting he said he remembered attending them.
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