Manhole Covers Disappearing in East Boogie
|Even these aren't safe.|
Yes. The manhole covers. Even those are getting stolen.
But there's more.
Forget about the fact that some 50 are missing -- at about $450 a pop -- in a city whose school district decided yesterday to let go HALF of its teachers for lack of funds.
Here's the kicker: To warn citizens about gaping holes in the road, the city has put out those reflective, orange-barrel barriers. BUT SOMEBODY IS STEALING THOSE TOO.
As Jesse Walker, director of public works, told Channel 5:
"You put out a barricade and you cover the hole to let people know it's a danger and you come back the next day and the barricade is missing or thrown in the hole. It's been an ongoing problem."