St. John imaging closed
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#1 Dec 7, 2017
The Reporter's article said this place is closed and is going to take out all the expensive equipment left by Mercy. Wasn't the deal if the city took over their place and agreed to all their rotten terms that it would get that equipment? It should be left so Labette could use some of it. Remember Whitehead bragging about how transparent the city is? Why didn't he tell us about this before since everyone already knew it was happening? Shades of Mickey Webb still in the city manager's office.

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#2 Dec 7, 2017
He also said their lease is still in effect and their lab is still there. Wonder how long that will go on. Better get the new roof on the old city hall quick.
no see too

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#3 Dec 7, 2017
ghost town coming wrote:
He also said their lease is still in effect and their lab is still there. Wonder how long that will go on. Better get the new roof on the old city hall quick.
They're paying $100 grand a year for the lease. Hard to believe their lab and clinic would be bringing in enough dough to cover that $100 grand lease and employee and other costs.
wondering

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#4 Dec 8, 2017
If St. John's closed last Friday as reported in todays Reporter I have to ask why the city didn't release that and why didn't the Reporter run an article in Sunday or Tuesdays paper. Looks like more of the same, a secretive city and incompetent newspaper.
Carlos

Gulfport, MS

#5 Dec 8, 2017
Get the roof on? The option to re-model old city hall up to standards and build a new fire/EMS building across the street had a $16 million sticker on it. To re-model the current temp palace had a sticker price of $3 to $4 million. I thought it was all about reducing cost. Or let us pay up an extra $12 million or so to make the Webb haters happy.
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#6 Dec 8, 2017
Carlos wrote:
Get the roof on? The option to re-model old city hall up to standards and build a new fire/EMS building across the street had a $16 million sticker on it. To re-model the current temp palace had a sticker price of $3 to $4 million. I thought it was all about reducing cost. Or let us pay up an extra $12 million or so to make the Webb haters happy.
First of all, the "Webb haters" don't want to spend an extra $12 million for city facilities. In fact, it's been the "Webb haters" that have fought the City every step of the way in their mindless, wasteful, and irresponsible quest for better city facilities.

Secondly, it's very doubtful that $16 million is going to be spent for improved facilities since neither the new commission, nor taxpayers will vote for it.

Thirdly, the "current temp" place has 14,000 square feet more than the City needs, and costs taxpayers over $300,000/year to pay for the electricity ALONE. That means that about every three years, taxpayers will have spent $1,000,000 for electrical services ALONE. Talk about money going up in smoke. Why spend that kind of money just for electricity, and why spend money to climate control 14,000 square feet the City doesn't need?
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#7 Dec 8, 2017
wondering wrote:
If St. John's closed last Friday as reported in todays Reporter I have to ask why the city didn't release that and why didn't the Reporter run an article in Sunday or Tuesdays paper. Looks like more of the same, a secretive city and incompetent newspaper.
Maybe they didn't want us to figure out that if St. John totally vacates that building, taxpayers will have to come up with $100,000 more a year to pay for operations of it, since St. John will no longer be paying lease payments.

It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for all those people at City Hall that engaged in all sorts of illegal, unethical, and self-serving behavior to get their hands on the Mercy albatross.

If they hadn't rigged things so Hogsett could vote, it never would have been accepted, so taxpayers wouldn't be stuck with it and all its enormous bills, and the City would have thought twice about moving its people and offices out of City Hall before it had the mold tested. After all, tests showed that the mold had not come near reaching a level where it needed to be remediated, which means it was not at a level to cause an illness in a City employee. Of course, why have the mold tested if the real purpose of the alleged threat to employees was to get Mickey Webb where he wanted to be: the Mercy albatross?
Answer

Gulfport, MS

#8 Dec 8, 2017
Have beer budget but want to drink champagne.
Patient

Fargo, ND

#9 Dec 8, 2017
wondering wrote:
If St. John's closed last Friday as reported in todays Reporter I have to ask why the city didn't release that and why didn't the Reporter run an article in Sunday or Tuesdays paper. Looks like more of the same, a secretive city and incompetent newspaper.
In truth, the Imaging Center closed down on November 10th. I had a CT scan scheduled for 11/15 and was told they needed to move it up to 11/09 because they were closing the Center as of the 10th.
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#10 Dec 8, 2017
Patient wrote:
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In truth, the Imaging Center closed down on November 10th. I had a CT scan scheduled for 11/15 and was told they needed to move it up to 11/09 because they were closing the Center as of the 10th.
Some of the services at the imaging centered stopped in November. A few of the services continued until last Friday.

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#11 Dec 8, 2017
Carlos wrote:
Get the roof on? The option to re-model old city hall up to standards and build a new fire/EMS building across the street had a $16 million sticker on it. To re-model the current temp palace had a sticker price of $3 to $4 million. I thought it was all about reducing cost. Or let us pay up an extra $12 million or so to make the Webb haters happy.
There's no reason to spend $16 million to up grade city hall. It was occupied a year ago as it is, and there was no genuine reason to move, so there's no real reason to not just move back in. It does need a new roof & some electrical work and probably a good cleaning. And we already have a brand new fire/ems building next to the mercy/city building. No reason to not keep using it.
Carlos

Gulfport, MS

#12 Dec 8, 2017
What it needs is total upgrade from top to bottom. It needs all new HVAC systems. It needs all new plumbing. Those mechanicals need to be totally gutted and replaced with modern equipment and not the 1916 boilers. You apparently have never been in the building.

Since: Nov 14

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#13 Dec 8, 2017
Carlos wrote:
What it needs is total upgrade from top to bottom. It needs all new HVAC systems. It needs all new plumbing. Those mechanicals need to be totally gutted and replaced with modern equipment and not the 1916 boilers. You apparently have never been in the building.
Sounds like you went on Webb's Mercy sales tour. Of course the building needs upgraded, but it was occupied and functional a year ago, and likely still is. No reason the upgrades and maintenance can't be performed over time on a schedule after a proper evaluation of what needs to be done. If the city staff functioned there a year ago, they still can. Many taxpayers LIVE in houses older and in worse condition than that building because they're living within their income, and that's what the city needs to do.
Eight

Mountain City, TN

#15 Dec 9, 2017
Worse case scenario build a facility like C'ville did for $5-6 million. The $16 million is scandalous along with hanging on to Mercy.
DO THE MATH

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#16 Dec 9, 2017
Whitehead said the city's staying in Mercy for two years. He needs to look at the bills for that place and come up with somewhere else to stay because that's what he's getting paid to do instead of keeping the status quo. Sell that place now and rent out offices for city somewhere else. Webb and his big lie about the mold put us there in the first place. Crook.
Answer

Coffeyville, KS

#17 Dec 9, 2017
Don't renew his contract. Find someone that has enough sense to get us out of this mess.
DO THE MATH

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#20 Dec 10, 2017
Neighborhood wrote:
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That decision is up to the Commission.
Whitehead can make recommendations to the Commission for them to consider. That's what he's paid to do.
Compromise

Kerrville, TX

#21 Dec 10, 2017
Carlos wrote:
What it needs is total upgrade from top to bottom. It needs all new HVAC systems. It needs all new plumbing. Those mechanicals need to be totally gutted and replaced with modern equipment and not the 1916 boilers. You apparently have never been in the building.
How about a Morton building on a city owned lot?
Eight

Mountain City, TN

#22 Dec 10, 2017
Neighborhood wrote:
<quoted text>*Best case scenario -
I know I know, but reality is they're going to spend money it's just $5-6 million is no doubt the least amount of all the other alternatives.
Eight

Mountain City, TN

#23 Dec 10, 2017
Answer wrote:
Have beer budget but want to drink champagne.
That's the problem they been drinking champagne for many years on what is/was a beer budget. Now it's time to pay the champagne bill, I'd say allow them water but even that price has gotten too expensive.

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