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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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