Da Shadow’s Corner: Lydgate Park

Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now better known as Da Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.

Lydgate Park

Da Shadow: (Aug. 23) The road striping at the entrance to Lydgate Park off of Leho drive needs to be restriped. When will this be done?

County: (Sept. 5) Parks will follow-up on the arrival of the yellow paint, and report on Public Works’ anticipated date for striping completion.

Public Works

Da Shadow: (Aug. 23) What is the job description and rate of pay for the county engineer?

County: (Sept. 5) Section 13.03 of the County Charter defines the county engineer’s duties as: The county engineer shall be responsible for the administration of the department of public works and shall: A. Perform all engineering, designing, planning and construction of all public facilities and improvements undertaken by the county. B. Maintain, repair and upkeep all county facilities and improvements. C. Collect and dispose garbage and refuse. D. Examine and enforce the construction requirements and standards of all public and private construction and improvements in accordance with the building code, subdivision code or such other regulations as may be in effect in the county. E. Design, install, inspect, maintain and repair all traffic signs, traffic control facilities and devices and street lighting system. F. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the mayor or prescribed by law. The salary for this postion is set by the Salary Ordinance and is currently capped at $107,335.

Public Works

Da Shadow: (Aug. 23) What is the job description and rate of pay for the deputy county engineer?

County: (Sept. 5) The job description of the deputy county engineer is to assist the county engineer in all aspects of his job as assigned. The salary for this postion is set by the Salary Ordinance and is currently capped at $98,749.

• Jerome Freitas can be reached at theshadow96751@gmail.com or 635-3528. Visit his website at http://theshadow96746.tripod.com.

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