Junction City removes popular lights ...

Junction City removes popular lights from water tower

There are 4 comments on the KMTR-TV story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Junction City removes popular lights from water tower. In it, KMTR-TV reports that:

Shining attention on a major icon in Junction City, several residents are protesting a recent decision by city council to turn the lights off of the city's historic water tower.

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JC Property Owner

Independence, OR

#1 Jun 27, 2011
I am forever amazed at the antics of this City Council; and in particular the ego of Councilor Bill DiMarco. If it wasn't his idea, he won't support it; plain and simple. When will the recall petitions start for this egomaniac?
sunnyDay

Lebanon, OR

#2 Jul 13, 2011
Today is, the tomorrow you thought about yesterday.
70sRob

Eugene, OR

#3 Jul 15, 2011
Too bad - Junction City needs all the help it can get! Oh well; you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig!
Bill DiMarco

Eugene, OR

#4 Jul 1, 2013
Dear "JC Property Owner",

My advice would be to name yourself when you comment to avoid misidentification. In a small community it could be easy to mistake you for someone else. For example, given your vague title header, you could be mistaken for David Clyne, the former city administrator of Junction City who now works in the Monmouth area while still owning half of a duplex townhome in Junction City. And who was the long time advisor of the group that 'offered' the rejected tower lights.

Just as an update, the city council which voted twice unanimously to disapprove the lights due to issues regarding safety, inspection/electrical code, protection of telecommunications facilities already legally installed, disregard of city process and procedure, lack of cooperation and various and sundry possible legal liabilities for the taxpayers of JC; later determined that the cost of preserving the old tower when it soon goes out of service will be prohibitive. The tower is too recent to have serious historical value, being younger than a lot of the members of the JC Historical Society board and there having been a number of water towers preceding it. The tower, unlike the new one already built a little to the east, is not to current seismic code and looms over the community center. It is covered in deteriorating lead based paint which dates to the early 1980's. The council vote to scrap it was unanimous, including, dear anonymous JC property owner from Monmouth,

yours truly, Bill DiMarco.

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