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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Cleanup At JMB Auditorium Has Begun


Overnight storm flooded JMB Auditorium Thurs. Cleanup has begun and damage is being assessed as we prepare to restore this much-used space.

Publishers Notes: Because SBYNews had an "exclusive" on the image yesterday, the BOE felt the need to publish the above images for the rest of the media to have something to use. (LOL) 

However, there was NO explanation as to how this happened. Perhaps the roof collapsed? 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is this possible for a brand new school?

Soon - the taxpayers are going to be assessed yet again with the cost of correcting this defect. Where were the ones overseeing this?

In retrospect - wouldn't our County have been better off renovating the old BMS. It certainly wouldn't have been any worse than what is currently being experienced.

Anonymous said...

I only wish you could see the photos of the raw sewage coming up through the floor drains at Parkside. Apparently something happened at the pumping station next to Parkside - at the construction project that has been going on for several years.

Anonymous said...

Just another excuse to soak the taxpayers for a new building. You just wait and see. They will start boohooing! Remember it is for the kids!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is the re-model auditorium, not the new Middle School.

Anonymous said...

Are you that clueless. It not the new school it's at the high school.

Anonymous said...

The auditorium was part of the original school and the budget wasn't available to replace it, only renovate it.

If we want to utilize the best design, engineering and construction practices, we have to be willing to pay for them.

Not Quite Understanding said...

You should see the Ella Fitzgerald Center at UMES - it is flooded as well and the Marine Corp Band is supposed to be playing there Saturday night.

Anonymous said...

Those are ceiling tiles on the stage. It's obvious that the roof failed to divert water, although "collapse" of the roof isn't. I seem to recall that the roof was redone not so long ago, so maybe the job wasn't done well or inspected regularly since.

Anonymous said...

Once again, THIS IS NOT THE NEW SCHOOL! It's the stand-alone building on East College Avenue.
The county's insurance, minus deductible, will pay for the repairs.

Anonymous said...

All it takes is for the roof drains to get clogged to put more strain on the roof than it can take. The water has to go somewhere.

Anonymous said...

It did not come from the roof.

Anonymous said...

They are NOT ceiling tiles on the stage and the water did NOT come in through the roof. The City stormwater system became overloaded and the storm drams backed up. If you're going to be an armchair quarterback, get your facts straight before you open that second anus located below your nose.

Anonymous said...

These idiots probably think that's the BOE's fault as well.

Anonymous said...

They need to pull up the carpet on L & U Wing of Parkside. Yesterday the ceiling was leaking and they carpet was wet and folding up. They need to rip it out before the mold smell gets worse then what it is.

Anonymous said...

11:15 Although you might be correct that water looks to clean to be backed up storm drains. Looks more like potable water from a burst pipe.

Anonymous said...

They should have known better than to put a pool on the roof of that new school. Everyone said it would leak and it did majorly. Some seniors were in the middle of a water polo match and when they realized what happened they plugged the storm drains with their trunks so it would flood the auditorium and they could finish the game. Kids expelled and charged with destruction of property and public indecency on school grounds. My brothers friend works there at that new school.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're being sarcastic...