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Campbell police’s garage doors pose security problem, chief says

Published: Tue, January 26, 2010 @ 12:02 a.m.

By Jeanne Starmack

Officers have to be able to close the doors because the jail is in the building.

CAMPBELL — The police department’s garage doors have seen better days to the point where they are becoming a security problem, says the police chief.

He would like the city council to tell him what became of an effort to secure stimulus money that might have been used to fix the doors.

For the past two council meetings, Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos has asked council members to check on what happened.

Lewis Jackson, city administrator, said that when stimulus money was first going to become available, the city’s former finance director made a list of doors and windows in the city building that need to be replaced. He said he doesn’t know what happened after that.

Sherman Miles, the city’s present finance director, said he is checking into what happened and hopes to know by next week’s council meeting.

Officer John Gulu said the garage doors have been in bad shape for at least three years.

“They don’t open and close properly,” he said. “The contacts don’t work. They’ve been nickled-and-dimed back together.”

Gulu said the doors pose a security problem if they get stuck open, because there is a jail at the police department.

“We have to have a secured facility,” he said. “We can’t have the doors open. Someone could come in and help a prisoner escape.”

“My question was, they had a grant they were applying for — what happened?” Sarigianopoulos said.

“You’re putting a Band-Aid on a wound,” Gulu said about temporary fixes.

“Those doors go up and down 24-7,” Sarigianopoulos said.


1theword(342 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

Mayor; Instead of trying to give your secretary a 16 thousand dollar raise use that money to buy garage doors. Thanks a no brainier !!

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2Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

Geez Mayor, Have a fund raiser or have a donation box at the bank. A garage door, wow.

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3Photoman(1249 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

Once again we look to big brother for a handout. There is no doubt in my mind that the good citizens of Campbell would find the funds to help the police department if the chief were to explain exactly how much is needed and why it is needed now.

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4mrblue(1175 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

This problem was also brought up to the previous Mayor and guess what, nothing happened. We are now finding out how little council and the former Mayor actually did for our city. It is going to take a long time to turn things around, if they can be turned around, so let's at least give the new Mayor a chance. We will find out soon enough.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

I am willing to buy the mayor a book on door repair so he can do something constructive for once and fix it . If he can't handle the repair of a garage door then the people should put a mayor in office who is capable .

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6laddjd(15 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

The city council should be the next to go in Campbell, and not to be mean but I doubt the finance director can find his way out of a paper bag, let alone find results of the grant

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7mrblue(1175 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

The finance director is just as bad if not worse than the man he replaced. He is glued to the 4th ward councilwomen. Where she goes, he goes. The council needs to be voted out so that the new Mayor can have a chance to see if he can start to bring the city back. It will not be an easy task.

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8Ctown(115 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

The new mayor doesn't have a clue about finances....go to Mahoning County Public Access and you will find that out.

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9theword(342 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

This Mayor wants to spend money like a drunken sailor

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