Friday, August 16, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS MUST READ!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXEC ADDRESSES COURTHOUSE ELEVATOR CRISIS!!!



A bit of good news that the immediate problem will be fixed by Monday AND THEN a bit of an ongoing blame game betwixt the Exec's office and the Legislature . . .

Jackson County Executive Statement On Downtown Courthouse Elevators

“Yesterday, county staff identified a potential issue with one of the elevators in the downtown courthouse. County staff immediately shut down the elevator to allow the County’s elevator repair and maintenance contractor to assess the situation. During that assessment, the issue was identified and a plan was immediately put in place to repair the elevator. We have been told by the contractor that the necessary repairs will be completed before the courthouse opens on Monday.

“The County Executive shares the Presiding Judge’s concerns about the downtown courthouse elevators. That is why the County Executive has been advocating for the repair and modernization of the elevators since 2017.

“Most recently, the County issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in June for the full repair and modernization of the downtown elevators. Unfortunately, the only respondent’s proposal was rejected by the Compliance Review Office, which is not under the supervision of the County Executive.[1] (see attached memo)

“Following notification of the proposal’s rejection on July 29, the bidder had 10 days to appeal. Following that 10-day appeal time period, county staff made modifications to the RFP based on feedback from prospective bidders and re-issued it on August 14. Responses to the current RFP are due by 2:00 p.m. on September 24 and the goals assigned by the Compliance Review Office have not changed from the initial RFP.

“The County Executive will continue to pursue all options within his authority to ensure the necessary repairs are completed as quickly as possible.”

[1] The Compliance Review Officer is appointed by the County Legislature and is a staff member of the Legislative Auditor’s Office.

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You decide . . .

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

When even basic maintenance can't be agreed upon then we must realize the county is dysfunctional and needs to be fixed.

Three words said...

#FixItFrank

Anonymous said...

And what about all the water damage that apparently still hasn't been fixed?

Anonymous said...

^^^ You mean this?

Water-damaged Jackson County Courthouse still waiting for repairs six months later
6:41 PM, AUGUST 6, 2019

Anonymous said...

The PR bullshit (hype, evasion, spin) this city's officials churn out is so thick clothespins for your nose may become the next big thing.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 100% correct. This kind of double speak makes him look even worse. Saved for if or when he ever decides to run for office again. He should not be elected.

Anonymous said...

The democrats can't run a city or county. They won't be able to run a state.

Anonymous said...

So it took months to get an RFP put together in the first place, and the county couldn't get one bidder who is compliant? That's a failure of leadership.

Why was no state of emergency declared to speed up this sorry, ridiculously slow process?

Anonymous said...

I read this as whiny ass Frank trying to deflect blame on the compliance review office. Did he want them to break rules? And that doesn't explain the time it took to get the bid process started MONTHS after the flood.

Anonymous said...

Frank needs better advice, it's painful to watch him fail so badly.

Anonymous said...

Wrong Frank. 1 working elevator. Your explanation shows your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Please Frank, fix the elevators. Don't worry, you don't have to funnel the money from the taxpayer to stay in your home this year... We'll start you a go fund me page.

Anonymous said...

Word. Sick. Still takes a paycheck. Totally above the law. Well, buildings dont lie. Since it is operating illegally with no fire sprinklers and if it caught fire and people potentially get injured or killed, no one will be held responsible for that either and taxpayers will pay that bill too. Dig your own grave taxpayers.