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Sections Of Roof CollapsingOn Friday, Plaski ordered RBC to vacate the third floor of the building by Thursday. But officials with RBC said they have had the roof inspected and the portion of the building they use is structurally sound. Still, Plaski and city officials say there’s too much of a risk to have people on the third floor and that the roof could collapse. “Additionally, the roof substructure has extreme water damage, and it is not feasible to ascertain the safety of this roof system,” he wrote. “It is for the safety of those people accessing the third floor that the entire building has been placarded, and that the use of the building is no longer allowed.” Jack Schiestle, trustee and head coach of the Racine Baseball Cooperative, said he helped start the organization 25 years ago with Brian Jensen, who later died in a car crash. They have been located at 820 Water Street for 18 years. And the city ordering them to vacate has caused “panic to set in.” “They need to leave us alone,” Schiestle said. “They are trying to tell us that the building is not structurally sound and we’ve had people go through it and we find out that that’s not true. Granted, in one area they’ve had a couple of boards fall down, but we’re two football fields away from where that happened. “We would never jeopardize anyone’s safety if we thought there was a problem… it’s just a wonderful place to go to.” Several area schools use the facility to train in year round, but now a number of them have decided to stop using it.
Machinery Row Buildings In Default
City Maintains Order Is In Place To ProtectTom Friedel, city administrator, said that RBC officials were told when FDP Properties purchased the building in 2014 that they would need to find another facility because of the impending development. “Now we’re coming into 2017 and they no longer have a rental agreement since Feb. 1 with FDP Properties,” he said. But now that the city has been able to get inside the building to inspect the property and they know of some of these structural issues, it has a responsibility to safeguard the people who use it, Friedel said.
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