Quote from Albero:
“…..Go look at my latest two posts. You're going to be amazed at what just happened at the new Fire Station. That See & Gordy, snagged once again!”
We are supposed to be amazed at what? Amazed because a worker went down in this heat? Amazed because an ambulance was summoned? He must be referring to the equipment being moved on the flatbed trailer.
What part of outdated, old, distressed, useless, un-serviceable, un-repairable, does he not understand? The fire engine and ambulance were basically junk. This entire subject was addressed on July 22nd on this BLOG. Albero apparently has a short memory. What they will be used for now makes them an asset for years to come. Recycling this equipment as a training aid & prop makes a lot more sense than giving it away or selling it for scrap. What do you suppose a simulator cost if bought new? Far more than what is being spent on this transformation I would wager. I know for an absolute fact there is a lot of talent and imagination with in the fire department. That talent will be put to good use transforming this obsolete equipment into new and ever changing challenges for the new and veteran fire fighters. I will bet good money that when it is said and done these training props will be as good as any manufactured anywhere.
What permits were needed to move this equipment. The load is neither too wide or too tall nor too heavy. The photos Albero presented shows the pieces are properly strapped down. Does it require a permit to move this type of freight? The move was far less than a mile and to move it early before traffic became an issue was wise. The time of day does not suggest any wrongdoing.
Albero’s claim if illegality is backed up with absolutely nothing. If Albero is so certain that a law was broken, why doesn’t he cite the section from the Maryland Annotated Code that covers such an infraction? Was a traffic law broken? Is this a DOT violation? Maybe the driver of the truck forgot to use turn signal.
The plans for this to be done have been progressing for months. I doubt seriously if this little operation was even an issue with the council and if it was I am sure it was addressed long before now.
Since when does the city council have the authority to approve or disapprove an engineered project such as brackets used to move or install equipment.
Please, please tell me what is illegal about these brackets.
Maybe the council should make daily treks to the site in order to inspect the mortar used to bond the blocks and bricks.
Why such an emphasis on this being YOUR equipment. Albero makes it sound like something has been taken from the citizens. Look again! It’s not been taken away; it’s just been relocated in order to have legitimate re-birth and life.