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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