Wednesday, December 26, 2007

"...trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."

Perhaps you may have noticed the mess at Esperance. The District's Director of Facilities Operations authorized a county contractor to stockpile materials there for the month of October. But wait, it is almost January. What happened?

The weather apparently entered the equation and led to delays in the contractor's schedule. Sad, very sad. Thank goodness the District is earning something for the mess being created. Granted, it isn't much, but it adds up over time and could serve as a motivating force to get the contractor off the site as soon as possible. Too bad the fees were waived.

Why were the fees waived, you ask? Well, it was felt that the work being performed by the County was tangentially supportive of the District's mission. The County was addressing some long-standing drainage issues that originate near Chase Lake Bog. The bog is a District site and therefore, by the reasoning of others, a District problem. If this were the case, why wouldn't the County require the District to correct the issue?

To extrapolate that the drainage issue is a District problem and therefore warrants a free ride on storage is utterly foolish. The same reasoning can be applied to other issues. Perhaps they will be waiving rent at Melody Hill because those day care programs are serving future students? There's an idea, call King's Temple Day Care a kindergarten program and hit up the state for more money. Perhaps the District will soon offer hotel rebates for persons interested in adding to the number of children born in the District. Better still, just let couples use classrooms after hours.


Anonymous said...

Oh I bet the neighbors are loving their view right now. In fact, if I were one, I'd be tempted to place my own garbage and debris from my garage and back yard into the piles. Its a small fee to put up with that kind of crap. said...

Of course, the photograph is from the demolition of Esperance. The neighbors knew then that the site was in a state of improvement. Now, God only knows. Strike that - Nick only knows.