Sabine County Commissioners have been getting an ear-full from residents concerning $2.6-million in Hurricane Ike 2.2 federal grant money that was apparently all spent on inadequate road material that’s not doing what it’s suppose to be.
It seems the cold mix of oil/sand used does not harden like hot mix, and is primarily used for patchwork.
According to the story on Toledo Chronicle.com, commissioners are pointing fingers at the material supplier, saying it's not doing what it's suppose to be.
Citizen concerns voiced at a meeting last week ranged from vehicles sliding off roads, to emergency vehicles not being able to get to those in need, to not even being able to walk on roads without sinking through the mixture.
Other concerns voiced included what chemicals were being put in Toledo Bend and water supply from the loose oil/sand cold mix.
Sabine County Commissioners were to have met in special session yesterday to address the issues.