Letter: Building deterioration part of RICO long-term plan?


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 3:16 pm
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An employee of one of the departments in the Rock Island County Courthouse recently distributed a "poop sheet" listing the terrible condition of the structure. Employees in the building seem to be working in really primitive conditions; without clean drinking water, proper heat and fire safety code violations.

Thus, as stated, putting "the life and safety if all courthouse personnel and visitors at risk."

I wonder why the county board has allowed the situation to deteriorate so much?

If this is an indication of how county-owned property is maintained, one wonders how soon would it be before any new buildings are allowed to fall apart?

Just like our schools, the principals always know ahead of time if the school board is going to close the school. The principals would notice replacement items would be in short supply or unavailable; in due time any item that needed repair was ignored.

It seems that someone or some persons on the county board had this planned deterioration in mind for several years.

Why has it taken this long for employees to speak up?

And why have the county board members been kicking the can down the road for so long?

Vincent G. Thomas,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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