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Kerry

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2019, 01:35:07 PM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2019, 01:54:32 PM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

Pretty sure that the timing had everything to do with the availability of replacement parts.

Life generally works better when you don't complain about a problem getting fixed.... particularly when that complaint revolves around ignorant speculation.

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2019, 02:12:20 PM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

Pretty sure that the timing had everything to do with the availability of replacement parts.

Life generally works better when you don't complain about a problem getting fixed.... particularly when that complaint revolves around ignorant speculation.

Sorry, I took the previous comment to mean that things were fixed in time for Florida/Georgia weekend.
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2019, 12:24:45 AM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

The city is fine embarrassing itself in front of the locals, but not when the spotlight is on!

Frankly I will be impressed if the fixes are actual fixes and not band-aids. I'll be back in March, interested to see what's held up

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2019, 12:28:02 AM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

The city is fine embarrassing itself in front of the locals, but not when the spotlight is on!

Frankly I will be impressed if the fixes are actual fixes and not band-aids. I'll be back in March, interested to see what's held up

That is how I took it.  It is the like people who live in a messy house with piles of clothes on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink and the only time they clean it up is the day before Thanksgiving when the out-of-town family comes to visit.
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2019, 09:02:10 AM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

The city is fine embarrassing itself in front of the locals, but not when the spotlight is on!

Frankly I will be impressed if the fixes are actual fixes and not band-aids. I'll be back in March, interested to see what's held up

That is how I took it.  It is the like people who live in a messy house with piles of clothes on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink and the only time they clean it up is the day before Thanksgiving when the out-of-town family comes to visit.

I feel personally attacked...

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

The city is fine embarrassing itself in front of the locals, but not when the spotlight is on!

Frankly I will be impressed if the fixes are actual fixes and not band-aids. I'll be back in March, interested to see what's held up

That is how I took it.  It is the like people who live in a messy house with piles of clothes on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink and the only time they clean it up is the day before Thanksgiving when the out-of-town family comes to visit.

I feel personally attacked...

A little pride in ownership goes a long way.
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2019, 07:04:58 PM »
Why do we have to wait until we have out of town guest to clean things up?

The city is fine embarrassing itself in front of the locals, but not when the spotlight is on!

Frankly I will be impressed if the fixes are actual fixes and not band-aids. I'll be back in March, interested to see what's held up

That is how I took it.  It is the like people who live in a messy house with piles of clothes on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink and the only time they clean it up is the day before Thanksgiving when the out-of-town family comes to visit.

I feel personally attacked...

A little pride in ownership goes a long way.

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 05:04:48 PM »
Friendship Fountain and BOA's lighting should be joined at the hip concerning ongoing ineptitude.

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2019, 05:16:27 PM »
A 6 million dollar overhaul is planned for Friendship Fountain.

https://news.wjct.org/post/video-jacksonvilles-friendship-fountain-getting-6m-overhaul

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2019, 11:32:02 AM »
Let's just plow up Friendship park, plant some grass, and put the fountain on top of the new NFL stadium - then the circumstance will fit the pomp.

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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2019, 01:54:07 PM »
Bulldoze the fountain and the “brewery “ and massively expand the museum
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2019, 06:03:32 PM »
Pretty expensive. The fountain will be nice but it will most likely fail to draw people. With a $6 million budget, I promise you, building a $300k Waffle House at Friendship Fountain will draw thousands more people to the space and leave you $5.7 million to invest elsewhere.
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Re: Friendship Fountain not functioning...again??
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2019, 06:16:12 PM »
On the serious side- NOTE TO CITY OF JACKSONVILLE

1. Please choose a contractor who is competent in water installations(especially electrical). This is one issue with government contracting: the lowest bid always wins. Not always the best choice.

2. Please have a sufficient maintenance budget to support this new system for 10-20 years. If not we will be back here in 3 years.