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City’s focus should be on central corridor

To the Editor:
 
At the last Glencoe City Council meeting, the City Council directed the city engineer to complete a comprehensive sewer plan. This plan may well be a very important guideline to help us down the road.
 
If your sewer is running slow on Monday, you don’t call the plumber on Sunday. If your roof is leaking because of all the rain we’ve had lately, you don’t get a quote to fix the leak next summer. If your home has smoke coming out of the walls, you don’t wait for the flames that evening before you call the fire department. If our rocket ship to the moon has problems, we don’t call Houston after it has crashed.
 
Our priority immediately should be doing neglected maintenance and repairs on our central drainage corridor, before we have a complete failure and flood additional homes throughout the city.
 
Perhaps this comprehensive plan will also re-evaluate responsibilities and duties of our top city staff. It would appear to me that written reprimands would be more appropriate than raises. This plan needs to address maintenance and frequency of inspections, also.
 
I, for one, do not want to read the Chronicle archives article where the printed article says that 10 years ago, Glencoe’s storm water system failed and caused millions of dollars of damage.
 
There is enough blame to go around. Let’s go forward, correct the immediate problems and stop kicking the can down the road.
 
Allen Robeck
Glencoe City Council 
Member