By: Diane Benjamin
As reported in this story: https://blnnews.com/2018/09/22/more-atlanta-library-museum-lack-of-maintenance/
The museum elevator does not have a current inspection certificate as required by law.
No, the State is not behind on approving inspections, they were at one time but they aren’t now.
A FOIA request for inspection reports produced this hard to read document: inspection
It is dated 7/10/18, this part is very legible:
The July inspection showed the elevator failed inspection. A resident called the State Fire Marshall’s office in Chicago. He was told another inspection report has not been submitted.
If repairs had been made to the phone line, a new inspection report would have been produced by the FOIA.
Re-inspection was to be competed in early August, it looks like that did not happen.
Who’s job is to make sure the elevator inspection is current? No surprise here: http://www.atlantapld.org/board-of-trustees/
Update to this story:
I received a report last night from the City of Atlanta council meeting. If you haven’t read the State Investigative Report pertaining to alcohol purchases by the library, stop and read it now. Evidently the mayor (liquor commissioner) with council approval, determined the library board did nothing worth holding them accountable for. On advice of their attorney there isn’t enough evidence to charge the library with any violations.
Until these people are replaced, nobody will be held accountable for anything.
Getting petitions signed?