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Study Planned for Nelson Avenue Garage

Birdsall Services Group is being paid as much a $18,500 to determine how much work is needed on the Nelson Avenue Garage in Peekskill.

An engineering study is being planned to determine how much work needs to be done on the Nelson Avenue garage in Peekskill.

City officials are contracting with Birdsall Services Group, which is based out of White Plains, to conduct an engineering and electrical  study on the structure at a cost not exceed $18,500.

The contract, which was approved during last week’s common council meeting, will be finalized sometime during the next few weeks.

The garage, which is at least 40 years old, has had problems with leaking and the city has had to make repairs to its facade in the past.

Silent Majority October 18, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Hey look at that...The City has found a new way to waste money instead of using the money to fill the 5 million dollar hole and save JOBS! WAY TO GO FOSTER!! Time to go!!
RealTimeRufus October 18, 2012 at 08:28 PM
When I'm mayor, I will ban all consultants from operating within the city limits. It will be a capital crime, like littering. I promise not to hire one consultant or conduct one study. If something needs fixing, we will buy a hammer and some nails and fix it. REAL TIME 4 MAYOR "He Hates Charrettes" Paid For By RTR2013
Liz Claire October 18, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Rufus -- We have enough virtual mayors of the Peekskills of their demented minds. We need a real one who will go to the podium and take on the mad hatter currently in charge. If you fail to see the value of consultants you will never get elected, even in the virtual Peekskill of your mind. Part of leadership is admitting what you don't know but working to get the best job done. Yes, the charrettes were a charade, but that's a separate issue. We once had a consultant as a PR person who delivered value far in excess of his pay. Foster cancelled his contract and turned the function into a full-time position with benefits, and the City subsequently got absolutely no PR. A perfect example of how some consultants deliver value. As William Blake put it, to generalize (as you do) is to be an idiot -- especially for someone in a position of leadership. But then you have no experience as a leader, which is why you will never run for office in real life, only from your armchair and behind your screen.
peekskillman October 18, 2012 at 09:01 PM
not again! yet another consultant, when employees are facing layoffs?? Where is all this money coming from if the city is in such dire straits? It would seem to me that the entire council needs to really look inside themselves, and reflect on what damage they have been causing to our fair city. It's the small things that may lead to savings and then perhaps job savings. How do you tell an employee who is on the cutting block that we just spent almost $20,000 on a consultant, yet their job is going to be gone in 3 months? Terrible management, a house clean up is in order, too bad we have to wait almost 13 months to do so
RealTimeRufus October 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I assume then you will not be supporting my campaign? In that case, I'll take you off my mailing list. You needn't have insulted me, however. You do not know me or my leadership history. I was considering you for Deputy Mayor but now I will not. REAL TIME 4 MAYOR "Not Supported by Liz Claire"

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