Jeramey Jannene

What’s New at Milwaukee City Hall?

By - Apr 1st, 2008 05:32 pm
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What’s new at Milwaukee City Hall? JP Cullen & Sons, the company responsible for most of the work in the restoration project, has proposed to the city a series of changes designed at saving the city time and money long-term.

At the top of the $1.3 million list is to fix the copper on the smaller, northern spire. Consultants have indicated that it will begin to leak in 10 to 15 years. The cost-savings come in fixing it now, while the scaffolding is up, instead of in ten years with new scaffolding.

I don’t have any profound insight or source into if these changes are actually necessary, but there is currently the money in the contingency fund for the Milwaukee City Hall Restoration project to complete the proposed changes. If the changes save money long-term, why shouldn’t the city spend the money up-front?


4 thoughts on “What’s New at Milwaukee City Hall?”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    I’m all about Proactive Headache Prevention. How do I vote on that? 😀

  2. KeVroN says:

    If the changes save money long-term, why shouldn’t the city spend the money up-front?

    -I hope that statement was a late April fools joke, because penny wise and pound foolish is the governments reson detra.

  3. daver says:

    jeramey> I didn’t report on this but from my viewing of the committee I believe part of the reason they postponed the decision on this work was to make sure they have money in the contingency fund because they still have plenty of opportunities for unexpected required work to come up before the project is over and need that cash available.

  4. Matt says:

    We all know the scaffolding will still be up in ten years; might as well wait. The scaffolding is pretty much a permanent part of the building in my mind at this point…

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