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May 16, 2014

On mayor's orders, Amesbury departments trim spending


Finance committee member Paul Sickorez asked Desmarais for a quick progress report on Pleasant Valley Road, the site of the oldest water main in the city. Paving of the road has not been added to the budget since the DPW needs to replace the 2.5 miles worth of pipes underneath.

Desmarais is exploring state funding assistance for the potential project in fiscal year 2016 and since a temporary repaving would have to be replaced at that time, no work has been done. Committee David Moavenzadeh suggested cycling groups in the area might be able to hold fundraisers to help with the road paving and said that he would look into that possibility himself.

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