Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Slocum on the public works garage boondoggle

The Council majority wants to expand the public works garage.

The MRJs Jesse Buchanan reports on the concerns of Councilman Tim Slocum:

"If you have something that was initiated in (the 1990s) and was put on the back burner several times because of other priorities, why wouldn't the current council, in this economic climate, have the opportunity to" vote it down now, Republican Councilor Tim Slocum said."

This (project) has gone through two boom and bust cycles and we're doing it now?" Slocum said Wednesday. "I realize it's not going to a vote, but I think it stinks."

This garage project is ridiculous. If I understand the project funding correctly, there have already been three $300,000 appropriations for this project for a total of $900,000 and dating back 15 years. Yet it has not yet been completed?

Four months and counting... though I'm also hoping that regardless of which party has a majority... there are at least five votes to deal with the problems created by the Town's senior management. Ignoring those problems will mean long-term problems for the town's residents.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Isn't there $287,000 of appropriations from 1995 missing as well?
Is anyone questioning where that went?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this really approved in 1787?

Maybe the Congregational Church has the original design and approval.

If it isn't done now, it might be delayed until 2080.