keish

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 22, 2013
I love living in jc because its a safe place for my children. BUT I can't and won't understand why we keep seeing new police cars but you can not drive down south broadway(not the only one) without having to put air in your tires?? I know we need police to keep us safe but at the same time there are plenty of older police cars just sitting. Sell them or use them!! Don't get me wrong I love feeling safe but at the end of the day tires are exspensive. Use what we have first.
Giggity

Kingsport, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2013
keish wrote:
I love living in jc because its a safe place for my children. BUT I can't and won't understand why we keep seeing new police cars but you can not drive down south broadway(not the only one) without having to put air in your tires?? I know we need police to keep us safe but at the same time there are plenty of older police cars just sitting. Sell them or use them!! Don't get me wrong I love feeling safe but at the end of the day tires are exspensive. Use what we have first.
keish, I agree to a certain extent. The latest deluge of rain took us all by surprise. I know we can't predict what is going to happen next, but I gotta admit...this weird weather has put the havoc on our roads! I have no qualms with new police cars at all. That's in the budget. What gets me is that the roads in the upper crust communities are being repaired as soon as it happens, but for the rest of us..........well, it keeps the front end alignment companies in business! I dunno, seems traveling down Broadway is like jumping a wheelbarrow over a newly plowed field. I reckon it's all a matter of keeping the well heeled communities in order at the expense of the rest of us. Sure, it sux!
the problem

Kingsport, TN

#3 Aug 23, 2013
The problem with the roads is caused by the same thing that the flooding is. A pathetic Public Works Director. He has failed miserably. How hard is it to keep your roads paved? Not very hard. He is too interested in other things than City business.
Kim

Maggie Valley, NC

#4 Aug 23, 2013
Who
the problem

Kingsport, TN

#5 Aug 23, 2013
Kim wrote:
Who
Who? The same idiot that has been there over 25 years. The same idiot that let City Hall be constructed so that it floods. The same idiot that is going to save downtown from flooding. The same idiot that no employee respects. The same idiot that rips off the taxpayers and the commissioners either don't care, are corrupt, or are more stupid than him. This guy is a piece of shit.
Cadillac Clyde

Kingsport, TN

#6 Aug 23, 2013
the problem wrote:
The problem with the roads is caused by the same thing that the flooding is. A pathetic Public Works Director. He has failed miserably. How hard is it to keep your roads paved? Not very hard. He is too interested in other things than City business.
The problem with flooding and the resulting road problem is nothing new. The old central hub of Johnson City (downtown and surrounding areas) was built over a natural flood plain. More or less, an underground river. Broadway,(or as we used to call it Brickyard Holler) has three creeks converging on both sides. I'm not supporting the current Public Works Department, nor do I blame them entirely for the problem. It is nearly impossible to reconstruct a whole end of town that is prone to the whims of nature. There is a lot more to funding roadwork than imagined. It just seems to me the roads are only being patched instead of being actually fixed. Actually fixing them would cost a fortune, and since we are not on the money making side of town, it will continue to be that way. Now, let a road problem occur in the Gump Edition or some of the upper crust areas of North J.C. and you will see some quick roadwork done!
the problem

Kingsport, TN

#7 Aug 27, 2013
Cadillac Clyde wrote:
<quoted text>The problem with flooding and the resulting road problem is nothing new. The old central hub of Johnson City (downtown and surrounding areas) was built over a natural flood plain. More or less, an underground river. Broadway,(or as we used to call it Brickyard Holler) has three creeks converging on both sides. I'm not supporting the current Public Works Department, nor do I blame them entirely for the problem. It is nearly impossible to reconstruct a whole end of town that is prone to the whims of nature. There is a lot more to funding roadwork than imagined. It just seems to me the roads are only being patched instead of being actually fixed. Actually fixing them would cost a fortune, and since we are not on the money making side of town, it will continue to be that way. Now, let a road problem occur in the Gump Edition or some of the upper crust areas of North J.C. and you will see some quick roadwork done!
You are correct about that. He'll take care of anybody who "takes care of him",,,cash,,,,golf membership...whatever. What an arrogant, dishonest, pos that Johnson City has. The only reason he has stayed at JC his whole career is because he knows he isn't qualified to do anything and don't want to be exposed for the complete idiot he is.
Cadillac Clyde

Kingsport, TN

#8 Aug 27, 2013
the problem wrote:
<quoted text>
You are correct about that. He'll take care of anybody who "takes care of him",,,cash,,,,golf membership...whatever. What an arrogant, dishonest, pos that Johnson City has. The only reason he has stayed at JC his whole career is because he knows he isn't qualified to do anything and don't want to be exposed for the complete idiot he is.
Well, I see they've slapped another coat of asphalt on Broadway in spite of the lack of flood control. Eventually the 50 layers of asphalt will invade the underground water table and we will have a lake there! Bring your cane pole and plenty of carp dough.
the problem

Kingsport, TN

#9 Sep 15, 2013
yep, and it will fall apart over time as well. But what does the Public Works Director care? He'll be retired and gone. What a piece of trash he his. Personally and professionally. Probably easily makes over 100k a year? How do you feel about that taxpayers? And he does not even have the QUALIFICATIONS for the job. Unless those qualifications are being dishonest in all your dealings and having horrible breath and the inability to find a job outside of the City or even a "girlfriend" who isn't a city employee. What a joke the whole administration is. I bet the only reason that he is "saving taxpayers dollars" by acting as sanitation director too, is to cover up his tracks before a new sanitation director comes in that he doesn't control. A professional achievement award for the outgoing sanitation director? Was that given to him for his dishonesty also and for the way that he HAD to leave?
Ed Smith

Knoxville, TN

#10 Sep 16, 2013
The flooding problem in Johnson City is due to the fact the folks that built here 150 years ago did so on a creek, in a flood plain.

Now with all the building and streets ( roads don't absorb water....it runs off and downhill ) since then, the problem is only worse.

The ONLY way to fix the problem to to move the city to a better location. That was basically the problem in Grundy, VA, and the solution as well.

But don't look for JC to up and move.

They've done a little creek cleaning to improve the flow, and built a SMALL catch pond downtown across from the JC Press....but the problem is still the problem.....water runs downhill, and when you get enough water, it floods.

As Conrad Hilton said: "Only 3 things you need to know about real estate...Location, location, location"......and Johnson City sits in a CRAPPY location.

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