Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 21, 1955 · Page 7
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Dial PA-2.4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MO* MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1955 SEVEN Governor's Commission Recommends 'Scrapping' State Roads Commission • •••:•••.••••'. •• . 1 I O •''••..:••• BALTIMORE Ufi — A governor's commission has recommended that the State Roads Commission, which it termed an "administrative failure," be scrapped in favor of a Department of State Roads headed by a single administrator. The 1 79-page printed report'of the Commission on State Programs, Organization and Finance was released during the weekend. Gov McKeldin made a study of the Roads Commission the first order of business for (he group LAY AWAY IT MIANS SO MUCH MORI TO GIVE OR GET FOR CHRISTMAS PAMHA UK y«»ow or wfcHt soW eo« " • when it' was organized under the chairmanship of Harry J. Green of Baltimore last July. ' Democrats were hounding the Republican governor, at the time tor money to finance a Legislative Council investigation of the SRC. The Green Commission reported: • "With some few,exceptions, the quality of road construction has been considered adequate... "Basically, the State Roads Commission is an engineering organization and the'engineering it does. . is usually well done. Fails In Administration "Despite the freedom accorded the State Roads Commission in the field of administration, it is here and not in its road building that it has. failed most sharply. "The commission has.not only failed to modernize its-administrative organization and processes; but it actually^, has backed away CONVENIENT TERMS ARRANGED .ORiNAOIW II / ., 10K yillow goid-fiilei) cose^ .: Slainlen jtetl bacli. Luminouj *T050 • 4ioL Wolerprexif. Official Railroad Watch Inspectors • • •• i .. • • • ••/ •. _••.•-••••.. Hauger Jewelry . • •• *9 • • •• ' - ••••/•• m 16 N. Centre St. PA 4-5665 •>- 5 ^ N Water Line Nears Start Laying of the new water line to Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company is expected to be started next week by Cumberland Contracting Company.;. ; : :, •;.•;•.. The firm has cleared about two miles of the right of way, according :to Water Commissioner : William J/Edwards, and seven of the 27 carloads ;of pipe needed for the line; have been ; unloaded at the B&O "Holling Mill yard. Plans called for some of the pipe to be placed along the right of way, where it. can be picked up by a crane and lowered into the trench.and Bolted together., v The company, city officials saidj has-bulldozed about a mile of construction ". road,'•'' beginning at the company site.. Officials said weather is not ex^ pected to interfere much with the laying of:the line, which can be laid in freezing weather but will be halted by snow and rain. The installation job could be completed in about 60 working days, .officials said, if up to 500 feet of pipe .were laid each working day. ' ." " The' local company bid $165,175 for laying the 27,000, foot line. The 18-inch steel pipe was pur chased from the Armco Drainage and Metal Products Company, Middletown, Ohio, for $167,715. Overall cost of the water line, which will provide the : $34,000,000 plate glass plant with, vater for sanitary and standby fire protec tioh, will be about $400,000. from such canons of efficiency as the delegation-of authority and the! centralization. of responsibility, for effective management." The report also said, "In the State Roads Coinmission there is no planned program of public re-| porting. ... there is no 'house organ' or other device to keep em-i ployes informed and build their public relations potential. The meetings of the State Roads Commission do not meet the convenience of the press. . . There is no avenue to the mass of citizens to whom the roads are a source of livelihood and pleasure." The report outlined a new administrative set-up for the SRC. suggesting the ; riame be changed to "Department of State Ropds." In addition to a director, there also would be a ' "Roads ^Policy Board", of'which'he would" be a member. . . ; • . .' ; . .-. The director would be the number one administrative officer. The board would be responsible ' for policy making. The present three- man commission handles both jobs.--'•-. • .. : - • •' '.- . The Green Commission suggested the governor appoint the director, who would serve completely at-his pleasure as do the three members of the present commission. . ' One glaring need, the report said, is a written manual of rules and regulations governing policy and administrative practices; to be made available to all administrative personnel and the public. 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