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 Post subject: Eckley Village seeks help with rebuilding breaker
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:48 pm 
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Eckley Village seeks help with rebuilding breaker

Volunteers said breaker at historic site built for “Molly Maguiresâ€

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can someone tell me in simple language that a thirteen yearold can understand what the staus of the Huber preservation is and who owns it and what needs to happen to keeep it standing.


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Well to put it simply the whole project is pretty much stalled I guess since our countys wonderfull leadership has us in debt and the fact that No.1 Construction is in just as bad of shape as the county.

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Who owns it? And is there any state/federal funding for it?


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the state does... they're trying to gain total control of Eckley. The problem is theres people that still actually live in Eckley in the company houses that have been grandfathered in through the years...which is a good thing. The houses that people have been living in are well maintained as they should be! The ones the state has aquired for "preservation" are going to hell..

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and people want Govenment run health care ......show me one entity the gov't runs efficiantly, ....diddnt think so

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i have a feeling this thread is going to drift........... :lol: brian i cant agree more :!:

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So whats on the inside of the eckly breaker? And also while were talking about breaker preservation, why isnt there a big movement for the st nick to be restored?


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as for eckley, its just a wooden structure. the outside just looks like a breaker, on the inside it looks like a barn. as for st nick, basically reading doesnt care about it. i would be surprised at all if its torn down in a few years.

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couldn't a preservation group buy it?


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state owns it, cant win. its like trying to get something done at the county run mine tour....... :roll:

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or did you mean St. Nick, captain?

that would be rather expensive :shock:

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oh yea, if you meant st nick, good luck with that. try buying something from reading........

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couldnt they make a good bit of money off of it though? if they sold it?


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Money may not be an issue to them.

I would suspect that environmental issues could be a point. It the site sits vacant, they just have to take minimal precautions to keep people off.

If they sell it, they may have to clean it up before they can transfer the property.

If they transfer it, and they new owner assume environmental risk and botches the job, they may still be liable.

Or some companies just are difficult and may use an excuse like, we don't want another company competing with us.

Corporations make what appear from our point-of-view to be sutpid decisions regularlly, we just don't know all that went into their decision.


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