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Squawk of the day - April 21, 2013

"Approving a pedestrian bridge across Slappey is the dumbest thing we have done since approving the never-used pedestrian bridge in front of Alice Coachman school."

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Comments

Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 12 months ago

Isn't this being funded by SPLOST money? If so, what did you think this tax was going to build/enhance?

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Abytaxpayer 12 months ago

This is Another good example of the uninformed blindly following their "Leaders". If you have no clue what you voted for, why do you protest now. Ask no questions your government will provide for you!

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Broken_to_bits 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm not the squawker but I would think splost money would be better spent on projects which enhance the community not just one very small group of people. How about putting a bridge downtown instead of those crosswalks or maybe just put the same type crosswalk at the new bridge site. Never mind that wouldn't work because it makes too much sense and won't waste money.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I used to think the SPLOST revenue had to be used for the purpose stated in the referendum but there come Albany City and Dougherty County Commissions.

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Oldguy 11 months, 4 weeks ago

We need more stupid looking arches, welcome signs and rebuild a defunct downtown. We could charge for people to go to the new Broad Avenue bridge site and watch the clams or whatever they are mate. What a city !!!

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Amazed2 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Another prime example of why I voted No for Splost Tax. For some Reason our leaders think of Splost Money as a Slush Fund for Stupid Projects. Kind of like hey we got this extra money in our pocket so let's be stupid.

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Amazed2 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Be sure to paint it Blue to match the Stupid looking Arch with the Fake Rocks at the base. ? Is ATI back?

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Amazed2 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Hey why not use some Splost Funds to Demo the Civic Center and while your near get that Blue Arch that ATI gave us. The City could totally balance the budget now and years to come.

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Abytaxpayer 11 months, 4 weeks ago

@Amazed Thank you. You get it. VOTE No for Splost Tax. Our leaders think of Splost Money as a Slush Fund for Stupid Projects. They tell the sheep what they want them to hear to get the votes then once they get the money they have "New Plans"

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VSU 11 months, 4 weeks ago

That money could be used to repave these streets that are falling apart. We have so many streets that have patches, potholes, cracks and bulking up because of tree roots it's pathetic. Sidewalks with curbings sagging, weeds all over the place. Street signs and street lights tilted to the side, some street lights are burned out or not working.

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bubbasmithredneck 11 months, 4 weeks ago

so, let the kids risk getting killed everyday crossing slappey is ok with you then right????

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MRKIA 11 months, 4 weeks ago

TELL US HOW MANY HAVE DIED SO FAR.?

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erock 11 months, 4 weeks ago

How many have been killed lately, or better yet at all ? Wont do nothing but provide an escape route for these houligans running around here.

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Oldguy 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I travel that piece of road several times a day for several years and have NEVER seen anyone crossing the road. If anything put up a light that only turns red when activated by a button this would not have any significant affect on traffic and would allow crossing safely. A lot cheaper than a bridge, am I wrong with this suggestion.

PS bubbasmithredneck; go back to sleep.

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Cartman 11 months, 4 weeks ago

ATI didn't give us the arch. And there are two arches. IIRC, when the first one encroached on the state right of way and ATI got pummeled with criticism over that and other negative public feedback, the second arch never got installed on the Broad Ave bridge. I believe it got put in storage and forgotten. I wonder if anyone could track what happened to it? Was it sold for scrap? Who got the money?

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Sister_Ruby 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Most folks are so lazy that they wouldn't walk across a 5-land road anyway. They would drive. Fo Sho.

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Amazed2 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Cart man unless I am badly mistaken the Arch was Tommy Chatmon's last project before he snuck off to Orlando or Tampa Florida. The project was managed by ATI.

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whattheheck 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately ATI had a Board of Directors who didn't know what to do either. So whatever he proposed was "good to go". And there was a master plan dreamed up by outsiders that we also followed. Citizens were given a chance to input at different points in time but few were involved.

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