Morrissey Talks About Flooding For The First Time

Top on the priority list is repairing the Alpine Dam. The Mayor spoke to the media for the first time since returning from his ten day honeymoon in Canada, he said he was not waiting around for federal help to repair the Alpine Dam but he would use local money from the sales tax and other avenues and hope that some of that money will eventually be reimbursed at the federal level.

23 News asked the Mayor just how much contact he had with City Administrator and acting Mayor Jim Ryan during the hours and days immediately following Tuesday morning's flood.

He replied, "I was in daily contact and in times throughout the day in contact with city staff obviously it's makes for something less than the traditional honeymoon experience. We definitely had conversations on whether he should come back."

The Mayor says that so far 18 homes in the city have been condemned, 768 others have been damaged as a result of Tuesday's flooding.

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  • by Matt Location: rockford on Aug 16, 2007 at 09:41 AM
    Mayor Morrisey is an idiot. Yea, use money from sales tax, wasn't that for street repair?? Maybe some money would be available if ther wasn't a Metro Center revamp and a new hockey league coming in. AWW poor Morrisey, his honey moon was ruined. BOO HOO what do you think happens when your a top elected city offical? Mayor Moron works for me. And the next time i see him crying on TV about needed money for something as understood as road repair because he spent the available funds on something stupid again, I WILL LAUGH TILL MY SIDES ACHE AND I"AM UNABLE TO STAND.
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