• Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I talked to the Mayor today concerning the request by the City Fire Department to relocate the antennas from the water tank at city hall to the SCANA tower and council approved it. Since it was a “Cut and dry” request” I saw no reason to question it.

This past Sunday, I witnessed the removal and disposal of the two antennas as scrap by the company hired to remove the tank. I later found out that the Fire Department had no intentions of relocating the antenna system and they went ahead and purchased a completely new antenna system. My question to the Mayor was “ Why the deceptive crafty wording”? Stating “To relocate the antennas” instead of just simply saying “Request to replace antenna system”? The Mayor told me “You’re being silly.”

What bothers me is the way they worded the request removed any questions being posed by any of the council members such as: Can the antenna system be salvaged and reused? Would salvaging the antennas save the city any money? Why can’t we salvage the antenna system? Anything wrong with the existing antenna system?

I have no doubt that some members of city council would have asked questions if they had known that the Fire Department wanted to just trash the antenna system that was working perfectly up to this past Sunday. I do not think it was appropriate for the Fire Department to be crafty in wording the request by deceiving the Tax Payers of Georgetown.

I’m a firm believer in the two words this town seems to never use...”DUE DILIGENCE. ”

Rod Stalvey

A silly tax payer

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