Haverhill offers prize for reporting potholesAP , Associated Press
Apr. 29, 2013 7:50 AM ET
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Report a pothole, win a prize.
That's the idea behind a new promotion by the city of Haverhill.
Mayor James Fiorentini says residents who report a pothole on a city street to the Public Works Department will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 gift cards donated by local businesses. The contest ends May 10.
He tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/11Q0uJF ) that the idea is to get the bone-jarring, suspension-rattling holes filled within two business days of when they are reported. He says it's a public safety issue.
Haverhill, like all New England cities, is dealing with the annual spring rite off dealing with large divots in the roads after a rough winter.
Information from: North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, http://www.thetranscript.com