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Alleys vex Marietta officials

January 24, 2013

Maintaining alleys continues to be an issue facing Marietta officials as dwindling federal and state dollars are spent on the city’s more heavily traveled streets....

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Jan-24-13 3:17 PM

musiclady, how do people race their cars over those pieces of boulders?

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Jan-24-13 1:43 PM

For those of you wanting alleys repaired in Norwood, Kalter will fight against that, he does not want anyone from the city seeing his "hoarders" collection on his own property.

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Jan-24-13 1:01 PM

what about the ally on wayne street all they do is dump big rocks and black top stuff left overs and when people who walk almost breaks their ankle or slips and fall its called Cherry st alley they should fix it has sunk in spots and people run their cars fast up and down when there is kids IT need FIXED also instead of used stuff the proper way

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Jan-24-13 9:35 AM

cont... Council can only do so much. Then it's up to the passive aggressive administration to direct the streets department to do the work required. When I hear people talk about cutting the fat, and complaining about Council members getting proper remuneration, my mind flashes to some City employees who seem to sit on their duffs, collecting union wages for doing nothing. That's where the fat is. There's plenty of work for them but their job descriptions have become too narrow, and the administration's (safety/service) thinking has as well.

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Jan-24-13 9:31 AM

If a person is going to run for council, please learn to spell, use correct grammar, and think in complete thoughts. McCabe, to disagree just for the sake of disagreeing is the kind of thinking that Congress uses to create gridlock. Our fair city needs people who know how to compromise and reach consensus, not just stir the pot.

One of the worst alleys runs between Holly and Chestnut Sts. and runs parallel to Spring and Oakwood Sts. There's a spring that continually erodes the alley pavement and causes regular flooding of at least two properties. It could easily be corrected by installing a french drain that leads into the existing grated storm drainage system. I've seen city crews out there patching, but mostly watching as one person works many times over the years. Our streets department is an absolute mess and needs addressed from the top down. cont.

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Jan-24-13 8:09 AM

I wish you would McCabe. I know you would have good Imput. As for sounding like Tom I don't think so Your NO's would be for the right reasons.

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Jan-24-13 7:48 AM

Stiff I know of one man that could run. A hard working man that has common sence and I think would have some good imput and would work hard to stop the foolish spending . But would be out numbered if elect . Thinking ? Because I see no one eles willing to try and time is running out . If elected I might get a bad rapp sounding like Tom most of the time (NO).

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Jan-24-13 7:33 AM

I have said many times, Kalter will start a job/project and then walk away from it and expect someone else to pick up the issue. The other "officials" aren't much better when all is said and done. Marietta boils down to indirectly letting the wants of tourists rule the town. The town in this instance is Front Street.

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Jan-24-13 6:59 AM

If I'm going to be taxed for my part of the alley I'm going to own that part.

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Jan-24-13 6:56 AM

Vukovic noted that money has to be cost-allocated from the city streets fund to help shore up the general fund every quarter, which effectively cuts the streets fund in half.

The cost allocation into the general fund for streets-related services is done on recommendation from the state auditor's office.

The only reason the recomendation to Rob Peter to pay Paul is because of over spending of the general fund money. And that is caused by over spending , not living with in your means by getting to many grants for such things as armory and bike paths etc.

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Jan-24-13 6:48 AM

Show you care, use the money from the raise you want to at least start a fund to fix the alleys.

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