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Doug Sivyer

This is ridiculous to loose this water to leakage. No wonder 80% of the ground area I La Marque is constantly saturated with water. Poor government and poor city management.

sheryl tillson

I have serious doubts that very little of the money will be used in OLD La Marque if any - where the major leaks are.

Lois J Carelock

Where was the picture taken?

Mike Trube

It's my understanding that the leak coming from the pipe going to the old Motco site is still leaking. Their attempt to fix it failed. The city council should put more pressure on the administration to take these leaks more serious. Can we really afford the fine of $10,000 per day for not finding the funding to take care of this problem? When this came before council when I was there, the cost estimate was 7 million. But it seems odd they could come up with funds to hire more police officers and build a new fire station. And it doesn't help to install new water meters and fail to charge people for water usage. There's a lot that needs to be fixed at city hall.

sheryl tillson

Compare the leaks to the physical condition of the old LMISD schools which were neglected and high salaries at their admin were over the top. End result - there is no longer a LMISD and now there is discussion of demolishing three of the schools. It seems the city is following very closely in their footsteps.

Mike Trube

And what was council thinking when they voted to rent those flooded buildings on Delaney Rd. for $10,000 a month? Is that really the best way to spend our tax dollars? If the city chooses to not purchase them, then the city will lose all the money from the lease agreement. But we can't find the money to fix the infrastructure? If this kind of thinking and actions continue, I agree, we will end up being officially owned by Texas City. Just like the school district. Council is doing nothing to keep this town from sinking.

sheryl tillson

Renting with the option to buy at $10,000 a month - for buildings that FLOOD!! WOW - do the folks that run the City of LM have any common sense much less any education?? It does not appear to be true. I guess it is the same as their idea of "Revitalization of LM" I have a hard time envisioning folks heading downtown to have coffee and lunch while viewing the overgrown weeds, lots, and trash just to mention a few of the unsightly. (When you are only concerned with collecting a paycheck - I see where they hire in their allusion.

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