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Squawk of the day - Dec. 23, 2012

"Lee County has gotten as bad as Dougherty County with spending tax money foolishly. The bulldozer bought for the code enforcement will not do the job it was supposedly purchased to do. Anyone with any demolition experience knows if you try to push a house down with a bulldozer, when the blade rises about two feet, the house is subject to fall on the operator."

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dickyboy 1 year, 4 months ago

Holy crap... never thought of that... I must have been sleeping during demolition 101...

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PatrickY2K 1 year, 4 months ago

December 23rd? Did we skip a day?

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Jimboob 1 year, 4 months ago

There were two days worth of comments on the squak for yesterday.

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

squak? but good point, so many comments yesterday they decided to skip over the 22nd and start fresh for the 23rd. Course then again 49 squawks is weak compared to those 162 comment squawks they have had on occasions.

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dickyboy 1 year, 4 months ago

Geez....I better get my shopping done..

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

Yeah, Lee County is pretty bad with spending tax payers money, just like us in ABY. The dozer probably was bought from one of the commissioners' relatives. They like that sort of thing in Lee. They sure were impressed how Sheriff Rachals used tax payers money for buying fencing from his relatives without competitive bids. It must be catching.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 4 months ago

Rachals father in law owns a fence company. Until someone sues this will always go on. It is and always will be the way. The USA is a prime example of this. But all said and done 85% of our kids are not on free lunches and taxes are still 40% less than Albanys. But Lee Co. has to prepare themselves by not allowing anymore welfare homes. A county never needs over 20% or they will become like Albany. That 85% in Albany costs more than the 15% of taxpayers with crime and whatnot.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

You need to fight like hell to keep poorly planned high density apartments out as well as maintaining traffic design to be consistent with neighborhood values (culturally and financially). Albany's road man left and went to Lee County. You can have him. The traffic patterns in Albany are highways from hell designed for highspeed movers to go to the fastfood spots and mall. It (traffic design) degrades neighborhoods and home values turning nice residential sections into section 8 rental income districts. Run the guy out of the county before it's too late.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

As with any County, Lee Commisioners get away with as much as their constituants allow them to get away with. Surely if it is a case of nepotism, it isn't the first involving politics. Although they probably would have made the same kickback on an Excavator. It probably would have cost twice as much, but been better suited for the job. Oh wait, does the County own an Excavtor, and needs the Bulldozer for site cleanup after the Excavator has demolished the house? What is the whole story?

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sas 1 year, 4 months ago

This came from DRMO. They paid only the cost to pick it up. (free)

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scooby62 1 year, 4 months ago

Lee County is acting like a 2 year old not wanting to share its toys. It happens with all the other counties,too. Actually,I've gotten pretty used to it.

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rorschach 1 year, 4 months ago

Can't the blade go much higher than two feet?

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sas 1 year, 4 months ago

This equipment was gotten through DRMO, They paid ONLY the cost to go pick it up. Pretty good use of resources if you ask me...

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olddudepassingby 1 year, 4 months ago

someone might want to check the bulldozer came off a government program only cost to lee co was the diesel to go get it . believe it to be a 99 model with low hours. looks like the man that found it saved lee co a lot of money. way to go Jim keep up the good work

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Amazed2 1 year, 4 months ago

Demo of structures is normally done with a Trackhoe/excavator not dozier

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