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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tax Dollars Not At Work

(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush


They just stand there, black screens, severe rust.  Dead deteriorating kiosks.   A good chunk of money was spent for their installation, additions intended to guide visitors to local businesses.  The video screens are black; all downtown businesses must have closed.  A perfect compliment to Seagull Parking Lot by the marina.

The city is supposed to keep downtown attractive but these rusty tombstones don't add to the al fresco ambience.

Over the last 25 years since the enactment of ADA the city has whined it doesn't have the funds to provide more accessibility to people in the disabled community.

One time a major project was proposed across the lake in Winooksi, Vermont. A gigantic dome over the city with a monorail.  For obvious reasons this hash pipe dream didn't see fruition.

I'm surprised that Plattsburgh City didn't fall for this.  We would be tolerating a half-built dome, cracked, falling pieces hitting people and property. Complete with a broken monorail to nowhere.


Blogger Tal Hartsfeld said...

God, society's letting EVERYTHING go to hell.
Oh well, they can always tear that all down to build a multi-story luxury high-rise apartment building, or a row of lavish high-end bars and restaurants. Let the wealthier folks take over the area.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Raymond Saint-Pierre said...

Excellent & detailed report. Maybe Dr.Read as mayor will find some of that "passion" for profit to handle simple maintenance?

2:54 PM  

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