Flooding & Floor Crack Issues Remain as Sadie Johnson Center Nears Completion – Unofficial “Off the Record” Discussion Between Comittee Members & MayorJanuary 24th, 2013 by Joe Burgess
As the Sadie Johnson Community Center completion was discussed during Tuesday’s Parks Committee meeting, a discussion prior the public meeting seems to have reflected two important issues that remain; the cracks in the floor, and the recent flooding that occurred during the heavy rains in the area.
The cracks were exposed in an earlier MLive story, but most of the structure’s floor was covered by paper then; included here is an updated photo showing floor’s current appearance.
Another topic that MLive became aware of Wednesday, was the apparent “flooding” that took place during the recent heavy rain Monticello received. This photo depicts the area on the east end of the large meeting room, where incoming water, running down the hill, entered the building, leaving traces of dirt and debris on the sections of the floor that appear to be a lighter color.
The engineer has reportedly been made aware of these issues, but as of Wednesday, the contractor has not commented.
It is also worth pointing out that the discussion about these issues took place with a group of 5 or more committee members present, talking to the mayor. This is an obvious viloation of the Freedom of Informaiton Act, since this conversatio took place prior to the public meeting, before the press arrived.
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