The Mayor’s Task Force subcommittee, led by the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools Superintendent, validated the assessment done by City Staff, and with additional comments, recommended the next step in selecting the roads to be worked. From that list, a more focused list was produced by the committee, accounting for the 12 roads selected. Road Selection spreadsheet (PDF) Road core samples were taken on the selected roads to narrow down the costs of repair. Any road listed under the property tax question Bond Transparency Act (PDF) must be done whether the funding obtained through the Bond Issue covers it or not. The road core samples were beneficial in providing a more accurate cost of the repair or reconstruction to the roads, but the final costs can’t be determined until bids are selected. Road cores samples also validated road conditions we could not see from the surface. The cost to perform the road core samples on the 12 roads was $26K. The cost to do all of Choctaw roads would be in excess of $350K.