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(Some Guy)   City needs to be able to cut animal shelter's lawn. However, there's one minor problem   (mantecabulletin.com) divider line
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5147 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Dec 2022 at 3:05 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 3:09:42 PM  
A city of 90,000 should use low maintenance drought tolerant regional landscaping (their city neighbors are for residences).

A city of 90k should also ask for a fake grass company to use part of the property as a 'proving ground,' in exchange for signage.
 
2022-12-04 3:13:58 PM  
It's an animal shelter.  Shelter a goat or two and your problem is solved.
 
2022-12-04 3:15:30 PM  
This sounds like front page news to me.
 
2022-12-04 3:16:07 PM  

maxandgrinch: A city of 90,000 should use low maintenance drought tolerant regional landscaping (their city neighbors are for residences).

A city of 90k should also ask for a fake grass company to use part of the property as a 'proving ground,' in exchange for signage.


Hiring a fake grass company seems like a pretty significant corruption issue. Is no one checking to see if these companies exist before shoveling money at them?
 
2022-12-04 3:19:32 PM  
Sorry but the city planner needed to out in a pool for his kids.  No money left for a lawn mower.
 
2022-12-04 3:20:28 PM  
I am sure privatization is the answer.

/absolutely certain.
 
2022-12-04 3:21:21 PM  
"The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE
 
2022-12-04 3:26:30 PM  

snapperhead: I am sure privatization is the answer.

/absolutely certain.


A privately owned mower has been the only one doing the job.  Even though the government knew about the problem.  Is more government the solution?

So yes, privatization is the answer, because it has outperformed the government in this case.

But they probably needed a blue ribbon committee and a feasibility and equity study and to have all the moon and stars align before they could have bought a mower.
 
2022-12-04 3:30:16 PM  
I hope their snow clearing machines are up to speed
 
2022-12-04 3:32:25 PM  

NeoCortex42: It's an animal shelter.  Shelter a goat or two and your problem is solved.


I knew a guy that let cows graze his catfish ponds. No bush hogging required.
 
2022-12-04 3:33:37 PM  
It's a lawn mower, Michael. What could it cost?
 
2022-12-04 3:34:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: It's an animal shelter.  Shelter a goat or two and your problem is solved.


Until someone adopts the goats, then what hot shot.  THEN WHAT
 
2022-12-04 3:34:23 PM  

NeoCortex42: It's an animal shelter.  Shelter a goat or two and your problem is solved.


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2022-12-04 3:34:42 PM  
Yo can cut grass with a line trimmer, if you have the skills, and I bet they own a ton of those.
 
2022-12-04 3:35:03 PM  
It's an animal shelter, right?  Why don't they just switch animals?

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2022-12-04 3:47:13 PM  
Let the youth smoke it
 
2022-12-04 3:53:21 PM  

midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE


I mean, the solution is right there, staring them in the face. It should only take another year or two before they realize it.
 
2022-12-04 3:56:42 PM  
American architecture is so bereft of imagination.
 
2022-12-04 3:59:27 PM  
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2022-12-04 4:02:19 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: NeoCortex42: It's an animal shelter.  Shelter a goat or two and your problem is solved.

I knew a guy that let cows graze his catfish ponds. No bush hogging required.


Just poop scooping with a backhoe.
 
2022-12-04 4:02:23 PM  

maxandgrinch: A city of 90,000 should use low maintenance drought tolerant regional landscaping (their city neighbors are for residences).

A city of 90k should also ask for a fake grass company to use part of the property as a 'proving ground,' in exchange for signage.


How big is the city?
 
2022-12-04 4:03:56 PM  
It's Ripon, CA.

It's like Tatooine.  If there is a bright spot in California, Ripon is located in the portion that is farthest from it.
 
2022-12-04 4:06:10 PM  
Manteca used to have a really awesome waterslide park at Oakwood lake. Went there in the '80s with cousins, friends. Would have a blast running around trying questionably safe maneuvers on the slides while the adults sat back at the RV and got drunk. Good times.
But otherwise Manteca is Spanish for "lard" and the place gives the impression that it has an average IQ of room temperature.
 
2022-12-04 4:09:41 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: maxandgrinch: A city of 90,000 should use low maintenance drought tolerant regional landscaping (their city neighbors are for residences).

A city of 90k should also ask for a fake grass company to use part of the property as a 'proving ground,' in exchange for signage.

Hiring a fake grass company seems like a pretty significant corruption issue. Is no one checking to see if these companies exist before shoveling money at them?


Difficulty: the city has no shovels.
 
2022-12-04 4:09:46 PM  

midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE


Transferring that asset between the departments is easier said than done.

My question is why wasn't a lawnmower requisitioned a long time ago? Hell, an EV one is not that expensive.
 
2022-12-04 4:14:28 PM  

Lsherm: midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE

I mean, the solution is right there, staring them in the face. It should only take another year or two before they realize it.


A year? That's generous.
 
2022-12-04 4:15:32 PM  

midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE


Yeah, came here to point out that there's a solution right there, so no need for a news story.
 
2022-12-04 4:16:04 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: snapperhead: I am sure privatization is the answer.

/absolutely certain.

A privately owned mower has been the only one doing the job.  Even though the government knew about the problem.  Is more government the solution?

So yes, privatization is the answer, because it has outperformed the government in this case.

But they probably needed a blue ribbon committee and a feasibility and equity study and to have all the moon and stars align before they could have bought a mower.


That's not what "privitisation" means.
 
2022-12-04 4:18:39 PM  

midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE


Nope. Nothing. Euthanize the animals, fire the staff, close the place down, sell the meat to a hotdog company.
 
2022-12-04 4:23:23 PM  

midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE


The lawn mower obviously need to be transported from the fire station to the animal shelter, I see only two way to accomplish this without magic:
1- Hire Jason Statham.
2- Invent transporters.

2 is the reasonable solution as such a technology will pay for itself in the long run via licensing.
 
2022-12-04 4:44:21 PM  
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2022-12-04 4:48:18 PM  
Nothing that can't be fixed by a goat, see?
 
2022-12-04 4:49:24 PM  
Lazytown

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2022-12-04 5:06:52 PM  
My guess was gonna be all the Irish Shiatter land mines.
 
2022-12-04 6:24:37 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: snapperhead: I am sure privatization is the answer.

/absolutely certain.

A privately owned mower has been the only one doing the job.  Even though the government knew about the problem.  Is more government the solution?

So yes, privatization is the answer, because it has outperformed the government in this case.

But they probably needed a blue ribbon committee and a feasibility and equity study and to have all the moon and stars align before they could have bought a mower.


Hold on there Booze, I haven't seen a spec test sheet on the moon, and I'm pretty sure you haven't documented that ALL the stars are up to ISO standard.  You got some work to do before we can authorize bids
 
2022-12-04 7:07:47 PM  

Lsherm: midigod: "The fire department has a residential style -lawn mower such as the one the animal shelter needs to cut grass at the Powers Avenue station.
The station, however, currently doesn't have grass to cut "

I WONDER IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE

I mean, the solution is right there, staring them in the face. It should only take another year or two before they realize it.


Maybe hire some consulting firms to do a study and draw a nice picture of a lawnmower and the animal shelter. $150-250k maybe more in California.
 
2022-12-04 7:17:35 PM  
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2022-12-04 8:03:57 PM  
Ask the cops to lend them some of their speed trap and asset forfeiture revenue. Sure, you'll have to pay it back at 75% interest, but do you need a lawnmower or not?
 
2022-12-04 9:25:56 PM  
Whippy-snip.

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2022-12-05 8:16:04 PM  

Mikey1969: AmbassadorBooze: snapperhead: I am sure privatization is the answer.

/absolutely certain.

A privately owned mower has been the only one doing the job.  Even though the government knew about the problem.  Is more government the solution?

So yes, privatization is the answer, because it has outperformed the government in this case.

But they probably needed a blue ribbon committee and a feasibility and equity study and to have all the moon and stars align before they could have bought a mower.

That's not what "privitisation" means.


Ok.  So did government mow the lawn?
 
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