The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Wednesday, November 7th, Day 196 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
In recent weeks, a Hamilton County work crew could be observed near White Springs, involved in road maintenance. Over the years, Hamilton County has acquired a fair amount of experience and expertise in road and street building and maintenance. Additionally, they picked up a reasonable amount of road and street related construction equipment and technology. And they should.
The County receives nearly $3.0 million annually from Local Fuel Taxes as well as State project specific funding. In the opinion of the “Watch” Hamilton County knows what it’s doing regarding roads and streets. If a piece of property or a road needs grading, the County has grading equipment. If material needs to be removed, or fill added, the County has excavators, trucks and more to facilitate the process. If a road needs to be built or paved, the County has capabilities. And like during recent weeks, if the County believes the drainage systems related to paved or unpaved roads and streets anywhere in the unincorporated areas of the County need maintenance, then the County has the capability to address this need.
Several years ago, to address roadside drainage issues, the County acquired a Gradall excavator. In fact, most counties in Florida acquire Gradall excavators with their telescoping booms, just for tasks like roadside drainage maintenance as well as numerous functions this versatile technology is capable of.
White Springs has a high water table surface and storm water drainage problems throughout the town, including adjacent to Town Hall. The Red-face Ratt, his Lapdog “Just keep Paying me” Tebow and the “Gang of Three” members, Mindless “Splain it to me” Tanja and Suck-up “Idi Amin Dada Mini Me” Despot Mayor Lofty have allowed these problems to grow and multiply.
Today many of the Town’s drainage issues represent major health threats to local residents. With over $510,000 in restricted Fuel Tax funds over the past three years, and another $210,738 this year, it should be possible to resolve every drainage issue in Town. Here’s a suggestion for the bunch of wizards controlling Town Hall, contract with Hamilton County. They are right up the street. They know and understand how to perform maintenance on roadside drainage systems; and unlike the Ratt’s inappropriate $60,000 excavator, the County already has the right equipment and expertise.
Based on the speed with which they have been tackling other draining systems around the County, they could probably finish everything in White Springs in a week or a little more. If you get real smart and I know this is a challenge for the Town Manager, the County might even cost share some of the work with the Town. In any event, the Town wouldn’t need to hire one of the Ratt’s “Cousins” to study the project and the Town wouldn’t need to overpay one of the Ratt’s “Cousins” to do the drainage system maintenance. Oh, I forgot, that’s part of the process to steal funds from White Springs.
See White Springs, the Town doesn’t need to purchase an unneeded diversion excavator so the Ratt and his “Gang” can hide their misuse, waste and theft of the Town’s precious funds. The Town and the County could work together cost effectively to solve this and other road and street maintenance issues. Call Louie Goodin, County Coordinator. He’s a great person. He spends everyday helping citizens all over the County. He can be reached at (386) 792-6639.
And for those of you sitting at home, this won’t stop the Ratt. You need to be involved. Become knowledgeable about the issues. Hold your officials accountable. Root out their corrupt activities including, drugs, bribes, embezzlement, fraud, edophilia, nepiophilia, ephebophilia, nepotism, retaliation. Call the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000.