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City Council discusses fuel tank

January 23, 2013

The installation of an above-ground fuel tank at the Marietta streets department garage on Alderman Street would cost an estimated $45,529, according to a report before city council’s lands,......

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Jan-23-13 8:33 AM

If we can afford over $42,000 for an addition to the skate park, it should be a no brainer that we can spend $45,000 to provide a reliable fuel source for our city emergency vehicles. That kind of money could be made back in being able to respond properly to a single emergency situation. I would think looking at a county wide shared fueling facility might be more cost effective. I would imagine sharing the costs and availability of such a facility would benefit all. But maybe the county already has something set up.

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Jan-23-13 10:55 AM

I agree Roksmith. It makes more sense to have two or three fueling stations throughout the County. It's not just City vehicles that will need the fuel. It's also volunteer fire trucks and emergency response vehicles. I would be interested in finding out what the county-wide fuel emergency plan is. Sharing costs seems nearly always to be more beneficial to those involved. Ours is a small county made up of small towns spending too much money on duplication of services. We continue to have a territorial mindset that wastes our resources and tax money. Consolidation will work if organized people are doing it.

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Jan-23-13 11:10 AM

How much has the Skate Park cost already? I don't care if it's a cost paid for by CDGB or NatureWork, or other grant or whether it was in-kind donation, is the information about all the costs available somewhere?

Seems to me this project is an extremely expensive one that has relatively few users. Just a few minutes of research uncovered numerous skate parks around the country that have been built for under $100,000. Hard to include links here but I'll try:

skatepark(dot)org(forward slash)park-development(forward slash)fundraising(forward slash)2012/07(forward slash)skateparks-under-100k

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