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Offline BLeafe

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Hammy Goes To Court
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:50:33 AM »
Hackensack, April 1, 2011


Why was heavy scaffolding surrounding the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse yesterday?

Two words: budget cuts.

Continuing her crusade to get a handle on expenses, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan decided there was a bit too much gold atop the Courthouse.  After declaring that "heads will roll", she ordered that Enlightenment's noggin be replaced with that of another local icon (see Before and After below).









It appears to be not only an aesthetic improvement that uses less of the precious metal, but it's also scaring away hordes of pooping pigeons, thus lowering the external maintenance budget of the Courthouse area as well.

Well done, Ms. Donovan!



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Re: Hammy Goes To Court
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 09:31:57 AM »
It proves that Ms. Donovan is a hawk on spending.

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Re: Hammy Goes To Court
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 03:51:04 PM »
That should keep the pigeons off the statue reducing future cleaning costs.

A city with the historic past of Hackensack should revert back to the practices of ancient Rome and place a larger than life gold statue of the presiding Bergen County Executive in place of Enlightenment, naturally to be melted down and recast with each new administration...a plum assignment for the statue maker who helped the most...  ;)