Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WDT: Mayor Graham: City of Watertown should not spend more money on Maggie’s deck

       While Albany dithers, another season on the Black River comes and goes and the infamous deck is not used. Now it needs repairs to the piers after high water this winter washed away fill leaving unsecured piers in need of pinning to the rock shore.
     While in no danger of falling, the deck attached to Maggies Restaurant was supposed to be a cog in developing the waterfront for recreation and commerce and while that has happened, the legal impediments to using the deck for its intended use continue to drone on.
      Now the politics of it all gets worse as repairs pose an expense no one wants to rationalize.    
Watertown Daily Times | Mayor Graham: City of Watertown should not spend more money on Maggie’s deck

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Same half-assed construction everywhere. "The water won't ever get this high." They said that in Fukushima too.

Anonymous said...

Lawsuit against the original designer and builder.

And do what Obama does and ignore the law. It worked with keeping city prisoners in the county for years. It worked with the alcohol license at the arena for years. So why not just break the law hear? And Stream gets exclusive use of city parking lots so why is this different?

Anonymous said...

Right you are 824 and their workers get 3 days off with pay, Because its unenjoyment.

Anonymous said...

Stop spending taxpayers money on this deck, let the bar that's been using it free for years repair it. And please let the public know who built this problem of a deck so the public wont make the same mistake.

Anonymous said...

the city should have placed large rocks and boulders near the base to protect it from the rising black river .no need to call the army core of engineers or DEC for every little water fill job.