Hortensias Repaving Report

Hello, and thanks for your contribution to ANA’s Hortensias Repaving Project!
Thanks to you, ANA met our $200,000 peso goal to pay for materials and supervision for constructing a pair of grooved cement tracks from the highway intersection, up to the fork in the road just below La Cima I, where it connects with Gardenias.
As we reported in recent eNewsletters, collecting the funds was Step One.  We hoped that the City would be able to start work before the summer rains, but that didn’t happen.  ANA has been working with Obras Publicas to schedule what they tell us is a very ambitious and logistically complicated project.  But Amapas isn’t the only colonia on the City’s To-Do list, so we have to compete with our neighbors, and be patient, but persistent.
As those of you in town now know, we’ve been having regular summer downpours.  While the thunder-and-lightning shows have been entertaining, they’re not good for outdoor cement-work, never mind digging up a steep hillside road that has been turning into a storm-drain on an almost daily basis.
While we’re waiting out the Weather Man…

ANA, in the form of our Administrator, Viviana Teston, has been working steadily to keep our project front-and-center at City Hall.

In June,because of concern about the time passing by, ANA wrote officially to Mayor Davalos himself, informing him of the project, that our members have put up the money, and requesting his personal approval and support.

We’re pleased to report that our letter spurred conversations between the Mayor and the Director of Obras Publicas, with Mayor Davalos giving our project his support.

That’s a very big deal, but not quite the ‘magic wand’ we’d like it to be.  So we’re continuing to press for a specific start-date, and have requested an in-person meeting with Mayor Davalos to keep a spotlight on Hortensias.

As we hope you know, your Neighborhood Association has many other irons in the fire – check out our next eNewsletter for details – but Hortensias Repaving is our first priority, and we’ll keep you posted periodically on our progress.

If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at info@amapaspv.com.

Thanks for your continued patience and support, for both the repaving and ANA –

Your ANA Board