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Q: The Department of Corrections' tree cutting program is now taking down trees on private property for money. Who gets the money?

A: Chief Paul Coe of the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department said the tree cutting work by inmates is actually a State Lands project. The money is paid to State Lands and the DOC is reimbursed for its expenses, including the wages paid to the inmates, the cost of gasoline, chains for the saws and other equipment.

Q: West Frontier is in bad shape. The town just fills the holes, is there any plan to resurface the road?

A: Town Engineer LaRon Garrett said there is no plan to fix the road. "The subgrade is so weak, we need to rebuild the entire road. That would cost just under $2 million and there is no money."

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