Government waste on display in Peachtree City — See for yourself
I was on my way to the Peachtree City Dog Park (behind the BMX Track) when I passed the recreation building (now being remodeled for a senior center) with a dumpster in front of it. What was in the dumpster was surprising.
This dumpster was loaded FULL of office furniture, presumably from the recreation building. From the looks of all the pieces, there was absolutely nothing wrong with any of it.
I saw at least one desk swivel chair, a leather arm chair, multiple desks, shelving units, cabinets, office supplies, paper cutter, folding tables, and many other pieces. There was nothing wrong with any of these pieces except for the scuffs and some chips from tossing them into the dumpster.
This utter disregard of taxpayers’ money is exactly what is wrong with government in general. Disregarding the taxpayers’ assets is troublesome in itself, but whoever made the decision to handle these items in this way is showing they have no regard for the citizens and taxpayers of Peachtree City by doing this act so blatantly.
There was no hiding the fact they were throwing away perfectly good assets. I say, “Shame on you!”
There are several acceptable ways of disposing the city’s assets. The first being, not disposing of it at all, but to reuse or redistribute the assets to other buildings.
The second means of disposal is actually selling it. I know of many tools to do this and you don’t have to look very far on how to sell government assets. Fayette County Commissioners use www.govdeals.com to dispose of unneeded assets.
But if any of those are not feasible options, I am sure you could donate these items to a local charity for them to use or sell. These charities are always looking for assets like these to use or sell.
I am embarrassed for the city and feel like I need to do more than write a letter. I encourage everyone to get involved so we can all move the city forward. Quit focusing on the in-house fighting of our City Council. We need folks who truly care about our city, which includes the budget.
Peachtree City, Ga.