In the article published in the sioux city journal about the Perry Creek Trail the headline not only states the problems with the pavement buckling are from this years summer heat but the city makes the same claim in the article.
This is a bold faced, BULLSHIT lie! The cracks in the trail surface are not from this years summer heat. The cracks were there before Jan. 1, 2012.
The proof is the photos taken that are published in the very first blog article about the problems with the trail. It can be clearly seen the city had already tried to "repair" the cracks in the trail. They used the same black, oil based material they recently used. When it failed the cracks re-opened/re-formed even deeper and wider than before. The "repair" attempt was made at least once, if not twice before 2012. I believe the oldest cracks, which they filled yet again go back as far as 2010.
Here is the first blog article showing the photos of the cracks that were "repaired" before 2012:.
Perry Creek Trail: Dangerous and Confusing
It has been asked of the city when was the first time the cracks were repaired and what the cost was then compared to now. These questions remain unanswered by the city. The problem with this is as a tax payer who helps pay for public facilities such as the trails it is my right to know what my tax dollars are being spent on.
So not only has the city lied about when the cracks appeared on the trail they have not answered a resident's/citizen's right to know inquiry as to how his tax dollars are being spent for the trail repair.
Why is the city doing this? What are they trying to cover up?