And now for something completely differant...
I went for a little walk today, from South Main St to Division St, IN the Solomon creek bed. The creek that floods every few years. As in 1972, 1975, 1985, 1996, 2004 and in June 2006. You know the one that GOP Sen. Specter and Dem U.S. Rep. Kanjorski approved $50 million to fix. What did we get 4 new bridges (That's GOOD). But it was $2.8 million each (that's $11.2 Million), So where did the rest of the money go?! $38.8 Million.
'On Saturday, those elected officials made another pledge to control flooding by replacing every bridge and rebuilding walls and the natural bed channel along the entire length of the creek -- a span of about 5 miles.' (Oct 21, 2007) The Times Leader. Here are some pictures.
From the street
Same place from the creek
A retired DPW gentleman has been doing what he can 'out of his own pocket.' BUT that is not his responsibility! And city hall is giving the residents of this area NO HELP!
What was that number? $38.8 MILLION. Oh by the way, I wouldn't use the Division St brige if I were you. Our safety or his pet projects. Guess which win.
Lots more Pics to come.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote