South Tongass Project &
By Robert McRoberts
October 15, 2007
My last letter was only to get the point out why it is that I
am not happy with the South Tongass fire station project. Small
contractors need a few bigger jobs. We can not make it on small
stuff and the big out-of-towners do not usually mess with them.
Some of us have everything invested and sometimes we pay just
to have our jobs.
Sorry, I just feel that money
could have been better used in engineering of the site, test
holes and so on to put together a good project for next season.
Schoenbar Fire station --point made. The same people that told
the governor we do not need anything but the 400 million dollar
bridge are running this too. Oh but we could have settled for
two new traffic ferries and terminal upgrades. I bet you we could
have had them. Please don't let the new guy get sucked into the
dark side of the KGB.
Sorry guys just when you go make a big mess in my view, clean
it up, I would. And thanks for the nice view of the sewer plant.
I bet my property tax will not come down. And thanks for the
silt fence maybe all the culverts did not fill up with mud. Remember
you're liable were your dumping the fill too. At least a contractor
is. Maybe I just felt that job had my name on it. I made my
point and I will go back too what I know best and quit crying.
I was kind of sad that Saxman voted down the land sale it may
have brought in some good sale taxes and chances for other business
to start up there. But now they have to build a new site and
that means work for dirt diggers. Closer to town is probably
better for the walk on, they might be pretty tired after walking
all the way to town. I am sure it would be good for bus traffic.
But then what's the chance the ferry would hit the bus schedule?
Nobody ever said if the ferry terminal was going to get water
and sewer -- Saxman or Mountain Point. That could have cost
Saxman to upgrade for the terminal. I do not think the state
would make us use a porta-potty like the airport. But I could
be wrong. Who cares.
Well that's another day right here in paradise -- and if it's
not paradise why do so many people come here?
Received October 13, 2007 -
Published October 15, 2007
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