Thursday, October 18, 2018
Milides Building Will Soon Be Milides Parking Lot
The once majestic building has fallen on hard times. One of its biggest problems is that the former law office, along with a 40-space parking lot, is slowly falling off a cliff.
Emili and Administrator Charles Dertinger say there are plans in place to shore up the cliff. One of the main reasons for the erosion is that the building and parking lot were built on top of fill. Another is that rainwater from the building and parking lot trickle down the side of the cliff, eroding it.
Dertinger said that the county will place an underground tank under the parking lot, which will serve as a drain.
When completed, Dertinger said there will be 104 parking spots instead of the current 40. This will include eight spaces for handicapped parking, six of which will be van accessible.
Emili also updated Council on the P3 project, under which 33 bridges are to be repaired or replaced. One bridge was completed last year, and 10 were supposed to be completed this year. Only 6 of these bridges will be completed. Emili said there are two reasons why. First, there were difficulties with easements. Second, the constant rain slowed down work.
In some good news, the emergency generators at Gracedale are installed Permits are being obtained and testing will follow. Emili and his Deputy, Scott Parsons, predict the generators will be online in a few weeks.
"The end is in sight," said Emili of a project that has lingered since 2013.