Library renovations… again?

Hoboken Public Library Renovations – for what?

Did you notice the Hoboken Public Library is seemingly always under some kind of renovation? A couple people we’ve spoken with don’t quite buy the whole constant library renovations – regardless if it’s a benefit to the community or a “historical” building. Fair questions like this come up:

  • Is some kind of money-funneling going on? Either to contractors or others behind the scenes?
  • Why is this building constantly in need of work? What about work that was done previously? Was it completed satisfactorily?
  • Has anyone ever audited all the expenses, verified work being done, line-item by line-item?

The library seems to get a hefty chuck of public money every year. I’d suspect most people would want proof that it’s not being squandered in some nefarious way.

Hoboken Library Renovations

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4 Responses

  1. sheldonpenny says:

    Are board members choosing their own out of town contractors and out of town architects?
    Hmmmm?

  2. elvisroberts says:

    if they are spending public money they probably have to choose the lowest qualified bidder, regardless of where the company / vendor is from…

    • john14 says:

      Bids can be conveniently rigged to make it appear legitimate. Look at the hospital deal. Hoboken turned away what, 10, 20 million to allow their favored bid to win? All for a minor technicality. Don’t believe what they tell you.[quote comment=”222982″]if they are spending public money they probably have to choose the lowest qualified bidder, regardless of where the company / vendor is from…[/quote]

      • sheldonpenny says:

        john14 – you got that right! convenient technicalities can swing the outcome of a bid. Can this be the start of “LIBRARYGATE” ?? Sounds like maybe elvisroberts is one of the board members. [quote comment=”222985″]Bids can be conveniently rigged to make it appear legitimate. Look at the hospital deal. Hoboken turned away what, 10, 20 million to allow their favored bid to win? All for a minor technicality. Don’t believe what they tell you.[/quote]

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