Monday, November 28, 2011

Things We Can't Afford To Do ...


From The EXCEL II Projects List:

Apollo MS
  • Add ventilation & cooling to library computer lab
  • Asbestos abatement (AGAIN!?)
Arcadia HS
  • Build dugout (We can't afford to maintain current structures, why build more?)
  • "Improve air quality in pool area"
  • "Install dust collection system in wood shop"
  • Reconfigure traffic pattern (While I agree it needs doing, it can wait.)
Arcadia MS
  • "Install dust collection system in wood shop" (Isn't this redundant?)
  • "Enhance exterior lighting"
Athena HS
  • Relocate/replace tennis courts (Another "want" vs. a need)
  • Upgrade seat lighting in auditorium
  • Install dust collection system in wood shops
  • Build dugout for softball
Athena MS
  • Install dust collection system in wood shop
Odyssey MS/HS *
  • Install fire-rated doors & hardware
  • Repair co-generation equipment
  • Add dehumidifier to gym area
  • Make main entrance handicap accessible
  • Reconfigure north exterior stairs for code compliance
  • Replace classroom/corridor walls for code compliance
  • Install water temperature controls
Olympia HS
  • Build a dugout for softball
West Ridge Elementary *
  • Replace pavement
  • Partial sidewalk replacement
  • Reconfigure sewer lines
  • Replace outdated air conditioning equipment
  • Install fire-rated doors & hardware 
  • Upgrade classroom sink/cabinetry
  • Replace some ventilation & exhaust equipment
  • Provide covered walkway to exterior freezer
  • Replace kitchen ceiling for code compliance
  • Partial flooring replacement
  • Replace plumbing fixtures
  • Expand exit & emergency lighting
  • Install water temperature controls
* School Should Be CLOSED!!!

SCATS ~~ In these economic times, we should NOT be funding athletic facility construction or  improvements when we can't fund routine building repairs!
  

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too many 'wants' on that list.

SCATS said...

To 5:52PM ~~ Agreed!

Charlie Hubbard said...

I went to the presentation at Olympia tonight. I read the info that was sent to the house which reads 'The proposed project list includes everything from roof and parking lot repairs to heating,ventilation and air conditioning work'
Then I read the items included that includes 'dugouts for softball' - WHAT?

I listened to the presentation talking about the included items and the term 'current projects are the most urgent needs' used 3-4 times.
I asked how these 'dugouts' fit that criteria.
After a long silence they tried the #%#%# senario - better known as bs.
As most readers know I cannot handle this especially coming from those we intrust to educate our kids.

GCSD took another nose dive in the credibility dept. and of course the school board as we find out rubber stamped the whole thing.

For those readers who plan to attend the presentation at Arcadia middle or Pinebrook please DO NOT let them try to sell this excel II project based on NEED.

It is truly sad that so many at GCSD do not care about TRUST and or HONESTY.

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com

SCATS said...

To Charlie Hubbard ~~ Yes, the BOE adopted this proposal but let's not forget that our new Supt. is helping to "sell" it. Given that, she has now joined the ranks of her unreliable predecessors.

Anonymous said...

The old replace doors & hardware scam, who has kin working for the door contractor? The existing doors are fire rated or they wouldn't be there!

You need a dugout, no problem, here's a pick & shovel, and Coach there can call it conditioning.

What damn fool sitting in an office dreams this crap up?

Roof repairs, GCScrewup District installed 50 year rubber roofs 20 years ago, what happened to them?
Wm C McCombs did the job, did some Civil Serpant loose the warranty? Would it be too much to look up for all the overpaid office staff?

Who's getting the payoff?

Anonymous said...

Today is November 29th Tuesday. The vote is just next week? December 6th? What will St Nicholas put in their shoes?
Closer than you think. Most people won't even vote because it snuck up on us at "the most wonderful time.....of the year".

SCATS said...

To 7:43AM ~~ Agreed. Let's not forget that administration PLANNED IT THIS WAY. Lou Alaimo advised the BOE that history shows a December vote is the MOST LIKELY time of year to get it passed. They count on the largest voting block (not to mention the largest "no" voting block), senior citizens, to be down South or too afraid of the cold, wet weather to bother venturing out. Thus, my suggestion that everyone request absentee ballots. At least we might make them work a little harder for it.

Anonymous said...

When will we get a notice from the BOE of where we vote? Or does everyone head off to Athena to vote there?

Anonymous said...

there is polling place info on greece central web site and the "Excel II" mailing is also posted...

Anonymous said...

You vote at one of the elementary schools, if you don't know which one call the district.

SCATS said...

To 2:12 & 3:34PM ~~ That's all well & good but I don't believe that relieves the district of any legal obligation they may have to inform the populace of their polling place locations, times, etc.

SCATS said...

Oh and by the way, aside from "The Connection," I know many who received no further mailings, myself included ;)

Anonymous said...

If WestRidge is in in need of that many repairs. They should close now, or are the going to wait to close it after they spend a few million on it like they did Barnard....

Anonymous said...

This project has Nadolinski's signature all over it. He had nothing to lose and was able to pull it off between two different administrations then leave us holding the bag and the bills. I'm tired of getting new supers in here who just go along with those already in place. My vote is no.

Anonymous said...

The interest costs look very high? Are we financing for 30 years, improvements that have a life of 10-20 years? Please explain madam superintendent. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Is there nothing on the $100+ million list of needed improvements over the next ten years that is not a higher priority than softball dugouts?

If that is true, then we sure as heck do not need to do any of the improvments in the next few years that are not on the list we are being asked to approve this year.

Give me a break!!