Great solution!This taxpayer thanks everyone involved!
I think they saved the taxpayers more than a few thousand dollars, how about
$8,900.The county and all government should start asking for
contractors to be a little more creative in working for the government, and not
just in sloppy work and materials. Engineers and scientist don't have the only
idea's and ingenuity and know how to do most jobs. If it wasn't for people that
can do the work, engineers would be unemployed.This is good time for
government to take this idea and roll with it, especially from outside the norm
of bidding and contracting with government. Set up a hot line suggestion program
for citizens input for pending jobs or maintenance work. There are thousands of
years of experience out there just waiting for a chance to be found if some
would bother to look or ask for it.The kind of engineers the
government should be hiring are Value Engineers and engineering teams. These
teams are made up of common folks with common sense brainstorming of ideas. A
billion dollar cost saving team.
If Salt Lake County is going to replace the fixtures, I recommend that they use
the new LED fixtures which use considerably less energy. They could burn for
thousands of hours before needing replacement.
Love it!! I've heard of -and suggested- so many common
sense/inexpensive solutions for SO many situations and problems but the powers
that be don't want to hear about it, or go against convention.Kudos
to all in this situation who used their brains and let/made it happen.
"The county plans to revamp the lighting in the recreation center so the lights
can be lowered for future maintenance."Let me guess, the cost of
this planned change will ONLY be $100,000.Great article. For once
someone in government tried to think of a solution as if he was spending his own
money.Until we have people in government who treat taxpayer money
with respect and try and squeeze as much value out of it as possible (you know
the kind of thing almost all of us do with our own money if we are smart), then
we will continue to see waste, fraud, and spiraling debt no matter how high our
taxes go.Too many politicians and bureaucrats treat taxpayer money
like monopoly money - easy come, easy go.
This is great! Made me smile first thing in the morning!I can see
why this guy is head of public relations, he's got good ideas.So why
are they going to revamp the lighting system, now that they know how to get it
Replace the whole strip with LEDs - save every day, and stretch the time of
Now we await the follow-up article that tells what happens when the OSHA
inspector comes to cite the facility manager for unsafe work practices.
I was wondering when the litigation will hit Salt Lake County for these three
do-gooders failing to file for an Environmental-Impact-Report for their scaling
of the wall, for failing to comply with existing contract-for-minorities,
Davis-Bacon Act,etc.Such actions by this do-gooder are seriously exposing
we taxpayers to giddyness,for his well thought out actions, but making several
dozen legal spokesholes salivate at being able to sue SL County for failing to
follow governmental bureaucracy.
Before everyone gets all soggy with drool over LED's, consider that they cost
six to ten times more per bulb. That being said, this is what happens when you
allow individuals to use their heads instead of involving long, useless
government regulations. Salt Lake County should also be commended for allowing
these citizens to help and for saving us those tax dollars. Well done all of
don't spend much to lower the lights---there will always be people around that
climb and can change the bulbs again---the temporary employment precaution
concerning insurance coverage will probably cover all those other potential
issues that might be raised by those who see money left on the table to be
claimed by the fastest lawsuit---