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Where is the logic or common sense in this?

Our city has planned a huge sewer/water replacement project- which they began last March, a section at a time. Why on Earth would they choose to work on the water lines, and in some cases natural gas lines, near my dau's school? To say it's caused a cluster-f*@k w/ traffic is an understatement. Why not save this project for summer when the school would be closed?! Is that too logical for the people making these decisions? What other assnine, stupid decisions do your LOCAL leaders make on your behalf? (ie school board, city council, mayor, etc)


Asked by mrsmom110 at 4:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I guess it is the same reason they choose to do a 3 month bridge repair on the one of two roads leading to my son's high school. This definitely could have been completed during the summer. They didn't begin until mid-Sept. It was a nightmare. I have to go over that bridge to get to work in a different country, but school none the less. They finished, thank the Lord, during Christmas break.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Well maybe they are trying to prevent working through winter. If they start it in the summer then they have to do some work in the winter time. It's impossible to get things done over the summer. Plus people are doing traveling during the summer and will bitch about that as well so it's a lose lose for the people.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Fiscal budgets. The money for the project is probably already allocated and has to be used in the correct budget year. Fiscal year runs a quarter off from actual new year, and if any of the money paying for it came from one of Obama's "shovel ready project grants", chances are if they aren't done by a set date, they lose the money completely. Postponing major work like that to work around school years or shopping seasons would mean increasing their costs exponentially.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:16 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Do logic and common sense go in the same conversation with politics?

    Here, they were upgrading our public water system and would never give notice and the whole town would go without water just suddenly. VERY irritating and it would end up causing school and day care to have to close without notice in the daytime - how crazy??

    Answer by AAAMama at 4:18 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • this is your 'shovel ready' projects at work
    its cities and counties spending stimulus money so they dont lose it. Theyre widening a highway near where i live and the highway rarely ever even has any traffic on it. its juts complete nonsense. your government at work

    Answer by karen40b42day at 4:30 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Oh they tore up our expressway causing major headaches for everyone, for no reason at all! Jacked up 3 lanes of traffic to repave when it was perfect before. No potholes, nothing. But they proudly display a big ass sign that says " Paid for by the Economic Recovery Act" They did this on 3 of our major expressways. Huge waste of money that could have been put to use somewhere else. We need to build 2 new bridges and they don't have the funds. Now they want to put tolls on all new and the bridges we already have. Nice logic.

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 5:38 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • ****county**** (I work in the same country!)


    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Our area had this done a few years ago (they started about in Jan or Feb too) so it had nothing to do with the stimulus.Knoxville also had some major road work done that took a few years.I agree with the other ladies.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:32 AM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Our city is in the process of replacing very old gas line and to install outdoor meters to all homes. They ONLY work on this project during the winter months. Did I mention I live in OH. Winter here is freezing, and people need their heat. I don't get it either.

    Answer by salexander at 1:16 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • They probably needed to use the funds quickly and there may have been union contracts involved that required certain conditions be met. You will only know if you look at the public record and even then you will need an attorney and/or contractor to spell out the details. There is also the thought that the location of the first reconstruction may have been necessary for economic, environmental or safety reasons. Look in to it.

    Answer by annabarred at 9:14 PM on Jan. 23, 2011