We’ve shown you proof of how the trustees of the Atlanta Public Library District have been negligent in the maintenance of the library. In their love for their new building, Union Hall, they’ve also neglected the museum.
A leak in the ceiling has left evidence of water damage to ceiling, wall and a photo of Abraham Lincoln. Their lack of roofing repairs will lead to further leaks and increased water damage. (We wonder how the families who have donated or loaned items to the museum feel about the trustees’ indifference to their family heirlooms.)
The trustees don’t seem to mind your safety may be at jeopardy, either. Why is the elevator Certificate of Operation expired by more than a month? The certificate is not optional, it’s mandated by Illinois statute for our safety [225 ILCS 312/95].
A check dated 7/26/18 to Quality Elevator Inspections would lead us to believe that the inspection was completed on or before July 26th, yet two months later there is no certificate. Before anyone jumps on the “maybe they haven’t had time to put the new certificate in” bandwagon, a quick visit to the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall Online Search of Conveyance Locations shows the license as expired.
If the inspection was completed and the elevator is within operational standards, why have the trustees not applied for a new certificate? Did they forget to apply? Were deficiencies noted during the inspection and repairs are required? The leak in the ceiling is alongside the elevator – has there been water damage to the interior workings of the elevator?
This is a safety issue the trustees must not ignore. The public deserves an answer.