Mayor Kramer Announces Pothole Reporting Contest, $50 Restaurant Gift Certificates As Prizes

Mayor Phil Kramer announced a contest for reporting potholes on township streets. (File photo).

A tasty incentive for township residents to report potholes on Franklin streets was announced May 14 by Mayor Phil Kramer.

In an effort to repair as many potholes as possible before next winter, Kramer  announced a contest that will feature gift cards to township restaurants.

Here’s how it works: residents who see a pothole on a street report it through the township Web portal, accessible here. The contest will run from May 20 through June 30, Kramer said.

Each pothole report counts as one entry in a drawing, Kramer said. The only caveat is that if there are multiple potholes in proximity to each other, that will count as one pothole.

“Every unique pothole gets an entry into the contest,” he said. “If you report five potholes, you get five entries, if you report 10 potholes, you get 10 entries, even if someone has already reported that pothole.”

A drawing to pick two winners will be held at the township’s July Fourth celebration, Kramer said. Up for grabs are $50 gift certificates at area restaurants; Kramer, who is buying the certificates, said the first one will be for Eli’s Fish I on Route 27.

“We’ll have some fun with this, but also get the town fixed up,” he said. “We’re willing to fix them, we just have to know where they are. We don’t have a pothole spotter out there, so you’re going to be our pothole spotters.”

“Hopefully this will work,” he said. “Not only are (potholes) bad for your car, and they’re annoying, but potholes grow. The road’s deteriorating, you fix those potholes and the roads last longer and that saves us money in the long run.”


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