Monday, June 28, 2010

I Blame The Politicians ...

  
Greece Town Hall getting new $100,000 roof rated for high winds after just 13 yrs.

"We have had issues with the roof for a number of years, and it got to a point a few years ago that we did a cost/benefit analysis of what it cost us for annual repairs, and made the determination it was in the town's best interest to replace the roof." ~~ Kathryn Firkins, constituent services

STORY

SCATS ~~ Is it just the velocity of the wind or did the temperature of the wind contribute, too?
  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did the same people design that building and roof as designed the APAC? At the very least the project manger was the same company. You think since they almost have a satellite office on the town hall grounds that they would replace it for free.

Anonymous said...

Was it Christa?

SCATS said...

To 12:16PM ~~ I'd be shocked to hear if it were anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was Christa. here is a link from their own website. Read at the bottom of the story where they spell "seperate" in their own way. They need an editor and obviously someone who knows how to construct a roof that has a greater life than 5 years.

http://www.christa.com/index.asp?PageId=17&CatId=13&ProjId=158

SCATS said...

To 12:40PM ~~ Thanks for the link. They spelled "separate" correctly the first time, but then made a double faux pas with "seperate occassions" further down. I'd edit for them. But I suspect they couldn't afford my hourly rates ;)

Anonymous said...

The only explanation is that a team created that particular page and one part of the team knew how to spell and the other part didn't. We used to call it "cooperative learning" in the Greece schools.

SCATS said...

To 1:15PM ~~ What do they call it now?

Anonymous said...

I guess when they built the town hall firkins' husband should have done the roof too, the tile seems to be holding up.

Anonymous said...

Firkins needs to quit, That in itself would improve quality management in Greece govt.

Anonymous said...

I need a new roof . It's a 20 year roof and I think it's lasted 29 .If they tear it off slowly maybe I could patch my roof with the scraps . It's only fair because I think I paid for both of the Towns roofs . I also need to pay for my Daughters College , I need a washer ,dryer , a wall in my bathroom , my deck is falling apart, and both my cars are falling apart .If I wasn't taxed to death by the state ,town and the school maybe I could afford some of those things .

SCATS said...

To 11:19PM ~~ Your "to do" list is almost as long as mine. I feel your pain.

PS ~~ That loud sucking noise you hear is our money being removed from our wallets almost as fast as it's earned!

Anonymous said...

How the hell difficult should it have been to put a roof on Town Hall that didn't leak from square jump?

The Fed did it in Ok City, they had a rubber roof you could blow the building out from under without the roof failing.

This is almost as funny as when GCSD hired William C McCombs home remodeling to reroof all the schools.

Government is comedy, damn expensive comedy!

SCATS said...

To 2:51PM ~~ Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long while: William C McCombs.

Don't they have to go with the lowest bidder?