Licking County News

Oct. 7 City Council meeting

Mayor: Residents have questions about roadwork


Pataskala Mayor Steve Butcher said he amended Pataskala City Council's study session agenda for Monday, Oct. 7, to include a public comment section for residents of the Bright Waters subdivision.

The residents have told city officials there are issues with a city paving project completed last week in the subdivision.

Representatives from the city's engineering firm, Stantec Engineering of Columbus, will be at the study session to describe the repair process.

According to the city's website, the roads in Bright Waters were repaired with a process called microsurfacing, "a commonly used maintenance approach to asphalt maintenance" which applies "a protective seal" to streets.

"The application can prolong the useable life of the existing asphalt an average of five years. It is a thin, tough layer of asphalt emulsion that is blended with finely crushed stone. The final microsurfacing product provides a finished surface that is black in color and looks similar to a conventional asphalt pavement," the website said.

Butcher said he confirmed the agenda change with three City Council members: President Dan Hayes, Bryan Lenzo and Pat Sagar.

The study session begins at 6:30 p.m., one half hour prior to the City Council meeting at Pataskala City Hall, 621 W. Broad St.