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What a mess on Monaco Court

Original post made on Aug 13, 2014

Homeowners on Monaco Court and neighboring streets were awakened Friday by crews with large machines adding pavement slurry to their street and blocking traffic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:36 AM

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

You should see the way this company has been messing with the Meadows for weeks! They put up the no parking signs and maybe show up maybe not. Tar and rocks flying,the streets are terrible to drive on. Can't believe the city hired these jokers to improve our streets, so far no improvement in the Meadows. Sorry that fancy neighborhood had one day of being inconvenienced, we here in the flat lands have had it for weeks.


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Posted by Furdog
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

We are experiencing the exact same thing in the Rosepointe Neighborhood. I have never seen such an unprofessional job. This company should never be hired by The City of Pleasanton AGAIN!

My car now has gravel chip marks and tar all over everything. Whoever did their 'Due Diligence' on this company should be fired!


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Posted by More mess on Stoneridge
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

I suspect it was the same crew that left a mess down Stoneridge yesterday around 11:30am. With all of the clickit-clack, it was like driving on a gravel road as I headed from Hacienda to Stoneridge/680.


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Posted by Wudya Ekspekt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

People! Just remember these two little words - LOW BID!


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 14, 2014 at 9:01 am

Get used to a lower quality Pleasanton from streets to drinking sewer water. All they really care about is building more apartments.


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Posted by J Flack
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Aug 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

Frankly, Bortolotto did a pretty good job up in the Stoneridge Mohr school area. We received the postcards, two days before the workers showed up the orange cones were out, people moved their cars, the crews started about 7:30 and were done within ear shot by noon. Fixing streets is dirty and dusty, I saw a pretty efficient team of about ten guys running several pieces of heavy equipment, repair breaks, and fill some cracks with sticky tar. A few hours and a couple sweeps later the street is ready for the slurry (soon). There was containment of liquids and management of debris here.

Who is surprised there are occasional mis-communications and mistakes? Only those that apparently work(ed) for the perfect companies that have never made a mistake. (Short list requested.)



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Posted by Pat
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

I hope this isn't the same contractor that did our development several years ago. There are still major cracks in the streets and clumps of slurry all over the streets. Who hires these prople?


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

They're angry when the streets are fixed and angry when they aren't!! LOL
BO's done a great job dividing and angering! And the beat goes on! (until November)


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Posted by Don Key
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

How about the roller coaster ride on West Las Positas in front of the DMV? If there ever was a more neglected street I would like to know!


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Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on Aug 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Wake up folks...low bid and kick backs...That's what is happening today.

And please realize...when I say kick backs I do not mean a walk in the park like the old days and a brown manila envelope is paced between two people sitting on a park bench. I mean good old campaign donations.

You are now living in the real world...Remember money talks and BullSh** walks. And folks one more thing to remember...don't blame the corrupt folls YOU voted into office...LOOK IN THE MIRROR IF YOU WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE.

Thanks For Listening, Julia Pardini, from Alamo


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Posted by Windmill Lane homeowner
a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

We are in the process of having our streets resurfaced by them. Their work ethic and cleanliness was excellent however, I am unsure what we were to expect. We have lived here for 33 years and our street has never been attended to other than a"slurry seal" which disappeared at the first rain. Someone from the city told us we were getting new pavement. Right now we have 60% plus patches and numerous tar lines which dont make sense. The lines seem to cover the cracks but stop well short of the end of the cracks. If we were getting resurfaced why are thet doing this? It has taken nearly 3 months since they first tore up our cul de sac and still, no street. Maybe the city should try more transparancy and public collaboration. Obviously my expectations don't match theirs. This is a perfect storm for widespred dissension. Review the candidates on the upcoming ballots for their history of transparancy and collaboration.


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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Are these the same people who did the area near Harvest Park (Orchard Way area) and down Greenwood and Black...the street didn't even harden and chunks of the asphalt came up a few days later. The street also was very soft and sponge like for a week. The city seems to want to cut corners.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

It seems like it has been over 3 weeks at this effort in the Carriage Gardens/Rose Point area. They come around at first and put up little notices in front of each and every home that work was to be done in a 2 day window, then some areas had work and others had not had any work done. Then new notices came out covering a 5 day window or so. Then they did some streets and not others or a little on some streets and no work on others. Then they did some with one type of application and no effort on others. Then I heard that some streets would get one method and others another type of application--which is best for all of us? Now it is Friday the 15th and virtually no work has been done on my street other ten minor prep work. What is there real schedule? It seemed like at first it would be just a few days and not weeks now. I am not sure that we as a City are getting what we thought we would get--our almost 30 year old street needed an expert job and we were all elated at that prospect. It is no where a professional job so far. I urge the City Manage Nelson Fiahlo to come out with his staff today, Friday the 15th and see actually what is going on. It certainly does not seem professional and that the result will not be up to the standards as citizens we would have expected. I am not normally a complaint type person but this time I must step up.


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Posted by Me
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Does anyone know if this company hires illegal workers? I think it should be checked.... Just sayin'


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Posted by Really concerned citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm

@ Mike Sedlak [removed] Can you explain why all but one of these photographs actually appear to be taken on Monaco Ct.? I mean if you look on google maps it's not even close


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Posted by Another Windmill Lane Homeowner
a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Well to my surprise I came home this evening to phase two of our resurface. Signs posted for this morning yet placed there this evening. Let's see just how long it takes for them to show up.


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