San Antonio's Capital Improvement Management Services sent a cease and desist letter last week to a local construction company under contract to make sidewalk repairs in a northwest-side neighborhood.
According to CIMS Director Mike Frisbie, a city inspector noticed E-Z Bel Construction workers pouring concrete in a private driveway on Fairford Drive during hours they were contracted to be working for the city.
"That is more than likely city material, asphalt and stuff like that," said a woman who lives in the neighborhood and wanted her identity concealed.
She said workers were spending so much time on the driveways, she thought every home was getting a new driveway.
One homeowner whose driveway has yet to be poured said he paid the company cash after seeing them work on two of his neighbors' driveways.
E-Z Bel Construction President Mike Rodriguez told KENS 5 his company is now in compliance with the original contract with the city.
He said the city asked him not to release the cease and desist letter or his reponse.
Frisbie said construction companies can do private work on the side, but not during contracted hours and not with city-paid resources like gravel and concrete.
Frisbie said the city has a good working relationship with E-Z Bel, but if the company fails to comply with the contract or last week's letter, it will hurt its chances of winning future construction bids for city projects.