I think it would be a good idea to start a new column, indicating local governments' waste of taxpayers' money or inactivity.
One example is Summerfield Park in North Augusta, S.C., where they built a spray park, complete with an artificial palm tree. Work started the first of this year and finally was completed in late April. Then a "no trespassing" fence was put up. This was so the Department of Health and Environmental Control could test the water. As of July 4, the rental fence is still up; the council will not tell me the cost of the park.
In Augusta, on upper Broad Street just past Julian Smith Casino, about three weeks ago a storm brought down a big limb, blocking the sidewalk -- and it is still there. This sidewalk is used frequently. Also, the county doesn't seen to have cleaned the storm sewers or curbing for more than a year.
North Augusta, S.C.