Just saw on the evening news that a 3rd building with thin/cheap lumber frame structures caught on fire. The building looks like the one being constructed on Corey. The Planning Department and Building Inspector should check this site out. Melrose is cutting corners and allowing neighborhoods to be ruined. The example of the inappropriate number of units at Essex and Willow is another sad story.
Melrose Fire and Police are not a priority. I was disgusted to see the Free Press article regarding new construction on the schools! Sorry, the kids do not need additional space or building renovations in comparison to the state of the fire and police stations!!!! All the BULL **** City politicians spew regarding how they support public safety and 1st responders! The schools eat too much of the budget and public safety is always neglected.
Not to mention the hundreds and thousands of dollars wasted on legal fees and PR firms to defend the sinful actions of the superintendent her God-awful principals and administrative hires. The MPS still at the bottom of the Middlesex League and other surrounding towns despite all the spending.
The city is not building the Corey street construction. It's amusing to see you twist yourself in knots conflating private development with municipal buildings and financing just so you can get in a complaint about the city you choose to live in. Whining for the sake of whining. [:|]
Read the front page story in yesterday's Globe which highlights Private Contractors using cheap wood frames instead of steel and concrete. City Planners and Inspectors give leagl authority and permits to Developers. Melrose City officials are responsible for all building in Melrose. The Contractor who is putting up a structure on Corey is using the same inferior wood building materials which have caused the massive fires. This should not be allowed in Melrose considering the recent fire history in other communities.
I also agree with the point regarding the deplorable conditions of the Police and Fire Stations. They threaten the health of everyone who works in those buildings. Politicians give lip service regarding their concern and appreciation for men and women who put their lives on the line every shift. The long term health of Public Safety employees and the economic security of their families are at risk. Officers who work in buildings which are unsafe, unhealthy and should have been condemned years ago need to be the priority. The Library, Memorial Hall and schools need to take a back seat.
Gerry's is back saw them washing windows. It's about time...
With today's laminated beams less is more, so to speak. But you're correct regarding the way things are allowed to be built. Not to mention the ever DEcreasing commercial zoned footprint in this city - which the mayor keeps mentioning our lack of. We need to be vigilant of the "commuter corridor" the state keeps pounding down communities' necks. The more residential units built is this city, the more crappy construction will be built, the more traffic we will contend with, and the more strain on our city services. To which, the city will always come back to YOU, the taxpayer, in order to keep this city afloat.
City Planners and Inspectors give leagl authority and permits to Developers. Melrose City officials are responsible for all building in Melrose. The Contractor who is putting up a structure on Corey is using the same inferior wood building materials which have caused the massive fires. This should not be allowed in Melrose considering the recent fire history in other communities.