A list of 30 roads \u201cconsidered for paving in fiscal year 2018-19\u201d was put before the selectmen as part of the highway department\u2019s budget presentation. \u201cWhat happened to Barrack Hill?\u201d Selectwoman Barbara Manners asked at one point during the discussion of budgets and road repairs on Tuesday, Feb. 6. \u201cBarrack Hill is on my wish list,\u201d public works Director Peter Hill said. \u201cI have a list with 30 roads on it. We\u2019re doing the worst of that list.\u201d The town budget shows a separate line for \u201croads, drainage, ADA infrastructure,\u201d and a bulk of that goes to road reconstruction \u2014 with paving done mostly by contractors, although the town crew does the drainage and other preparatory work. The budget shows $1,460,000 spent in 2016-17, and an appropriation of $1,840,000 for the current 2017-18 year \u2014 the same number requested in the coming 2018-19 year. Back in 2014-15, the finance board and selectmen managed to move the roughly $2 million a year in road work from the capital budget \u2014 where it was paid for with borrowing and cost more, over time \u2014 into the annual operating budget, where it is paid directly from that year\u2019s taxes. The allocation from a new budget begins on July 1, and some of the money is spent from midsummer into the fall until it gets too cold for repaving, and the remainder of a year\u2019s allocation is spent in the spring and early summer \u2014 up through the end of the fiscal year, on June 30. Among the problems are that work sometimes waits until the new money doesn\u2019t kicks in on July 1, and the work schedule is somewhat at the mercy of the big paving contractors, firms that have many customers and their own priorities. \u201cLast year, when we were doing Old Branchville Road, they were working until dark,\u201d Hill said. \u201cA mile and half, and they only brought six trucks! \u201cI said, \u2018Why\u2019d they send six trucks, they should have had 11!\u2019 They\u2019re just thinking about the dollar figure.\u201d The reality is there\u2019s a lot of demand for the contractors during the warmer months. \u201cAll the towns in the area use Tilcon or O&G,\u201d Hill said. \u201cThey\u2019re just out there trying to please everybody.\u201d He added, \u201cI\u2019ve told them we spend a lot of money and you should be treating us better.\u201d \u201cWe just probably need to look at efficiency and how we get roads done,\u201d Selectman Steve Zemo said. Hill said he has done some shopping around. \u201cWe\u2019ve reached out to some contractors other than Tilcon. Everyone was just so busy, we couldn\u2019t get them into town,\u201d Hill said. The roads listed in the budget book as \u201cconsidered for paving\u201d in 2018-19 \u2014 on the \u201cwish list\u201d Hill hopes to get done \u2014 are Barrack Hill Road, Bennetts Farm Road (partial, Route 7 to Knollwood Road), Blue Ridge Road, Circle Drive, Cooper Hill Road, Craigmoor Road South and North, Dowling Drive, Finch Drive, Flat Rock Drive, Holmes Road, Indian Cave Road, Kiln Hill Road, Lantern Drive, Little Ridge Road, Longview Drive, Mimosa Circle, Ned\u2019s Lane, Ned\u2019s Mountain Road (partial), Nursery Road, Old Mill Road, Olmstead Lane, Regan Road, Riverside Drive, Ridgebury Road, Sarah Bishop Road, Stony Hill Road, Stony Hill Terrace, Tackora Trail, Twin Ridge Road, and Wilton Road East.