Pardon Our Mess: Park sign at riverwalk

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 6:20 PM
Last updated 7:33 PM
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WHERE: Near the playground at Oglethorpe Park, which is along Riverwalk Augusta at Sixth Street.

WHAT: The two wooden sign posts that mark Oglethorpe Park have deteriorated. The post that has the word “Park” carved vertically in the wood has fallen on the ground. The post carved with “Oglethorpe” is standing, but decayed.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: The Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department. Director of Facilities Lonnie Wimberly said a designated crew maintains the riverwalk by cleaning and landscaping.

ACTION TAKEN: Wimberly said new signs must be etched and installed, but because of limited resources he is unsure when they will be repaired. “They must have gotten knocked over, and our maintenance people weren’t there,” he said. “We will be able to take some corrective action, but resources are always tight. How long it would actually take us to order and put it in place, I don’t know.”

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/28/13 - 07:16 am
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Bureaucratese

Lonnie Wimberly just gave us a classic example of bureaucratese. It is jargon also known as officialese, and government-speak. The translation of what he said is, “I ain’t doing jack about those sign posts.”

David Parker
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David Parker 10/28/13 - 08:25 am
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Just bundle the job into some

Just bundle the job into some kind of property buy-up. Does the city need anymore parking decks or a footbridge. Bet a few bucks could be squeezed out and put back into those signs. Could just rehab the wood and use the same signs and save big bucks for that sweetheart deal. wink wink

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/28/13 - 09:16 am
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Don't Need

I would just get rid of the signs. They don't provide any meaningful information.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/28/13 - 09:26 am
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What a joke

No... you can't fix anything but you sure as hell can put in new projects.....what a joke...yeh, let's put in a music jazz bar in the middle of Broad......forget about UPKEEP in anything else...I'm ashamed of this county now.....truly.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/28/13 - 01:09 pm
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I'm with Little Lamb! Just pull them up and use them for

firewood. But the person who handcrafted them probably did it for free and they would be offended. Better yet, let the person who thought it was such a mess anti-up the cost for replacement.

There are bigger fish to fry as far as messes go in Augusta.

countyman
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countyman 10/28/13 - 01:55 pm
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Fact

The chamber of commerce building is turning into a high tech business incubator and not any music jazz bar...

What resident of Richmond County doesn't want to have space available for GRU, Fort Gordon, Rural Sourcing, Georgia Power, SRS, etc to collaborate?

David Parker
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David Parker 10/28/13 - 04:07 pm
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i think the more important

i think the more important point here was that Riverwalk's maintenance and upkeep is being ignored and those who are charged with paying attention to it are too busy with "stuff".

corgimom
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corgimom 10/29/13 - 03:47 pm
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There's plenty of space

There's plenty of space available, just drive around the CBD and see all the surplus space, the reason why everybody hated to go to the CofC building is that you took your life in your hands to get to it. And that hasn't changed.

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