Hudson -- Council members March 12 reviewed a list of unfunded roadway and utility projects, hoping to understand why some projects are chosen while others are put on hold.
"I want to see unfunded projects, how much they costs and why you pick these," said Council member Dan Williams.
Council members want to review unfunded projects to decide whether the city should look for more funding for them. They also wanted projects prioritized like roads are rated by condition by City Engineer Thom Sheridan.
"I see a rating system as an objective decision not a squeaky-wheel decision," said Council member Dennis Hanink. "As good stewards of the [city's] money, we deploy [funds] in a thoughtful way."
Other agreed to keep the decision for funding projects as objective as possible.
"We look at [funding projects] on a city-basis instead of doing something for my ward," Williams said.
Council members will go on a road tour April 6 with Sheridan, who will review the list of road projects for 2013.
Projects on the unfunded list and cost estimates include studies and designs before construction. Those ready for construction include citywide school bus stops of concrete at various intersections for $40,000; Hines Hill grade separation for $6 million; Hines Hill Road resurfacing with bike lanes for $400,000; Barlow/Terex Road resurfacing with bike lanes for $250,000; guardrail replacement for $40,000 and paving the western portion of Barlow Road and bike lane for $100,000.
Utility construction projects and estimated costs include replacing water lines on Division Street for $300,000; water lines on state Route 91 from Nantucket to John Clark for $375,000 and water lines on state Route 303 from East Case to West Case for $250,000.
A sanitary sewer line replacement on Division Street is estimated at $150,000.
Storm water projects included replacing outlet control piping in the Nottingham Gate development for $150,000; lining pipe along St. Ives easement, Goshen Drive and Stonington for $75,000; reducing back-water flooding on three properties with Mudbrook Tributary ditch improvements for $165,000; removing five residential properties in the Willows Pond project for $1.4 million; Boston Mills Road improvements to alleviate flooding for $700,000 and several smaller projects.