Some Overland Park residents unhappy with makeup of special group that will look at chip seal

Overland Park infrastructure group

A new 19-member special infrastructure advisory group in Overland Park will, among other things, more closely examine the city's controversial chip seal method for road resurfacing. But elected officials in Ward 5 in the south of the city say they worry their neighborhoods are not fairly represented on the group. File image.

A history of problems with chip seal road resurfacing in one Overland Park ward has some residents second-guessing the makeup of the city’s new infrastructure advisory group.

Councilmember Faris Farassati has questioned why his Ward 5 in the south of the city has only one resident on the special committee, when some other wards have two or three members and, in one case, four representatives.