Last week I finally got around to calling my town's Public Works department about a little pothole conveniently located on the right edge of the road that I've been dealing with for quite a while now. (Not really a pothole, but an oval-shaped area where the top layer of asphalt had worn off and you dropped about an inch to the underneath layer for a few feet. But no way to get around it except pulling out to the center of the travel lane, which is sometimes possible and sometimes not.) This morning, I saw that it had been patched! Yeah for my tax dollars at work!
My point in posting this is simply to encourage others to do the same if necessary.