Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Dreikosen explains build process for the White Elephant
Marinwood General Manager, Eric Dreikosen explains the build process for the largest most expensive maintenance garage ever conceived in Marinwood Park. The project, aka "White Elephant" or "Hansell's Folly" features custom features usually found in custom home including a private shower for our three workers. It represents an outrageous use of our park space that seems to have little other purpose than to buoy the career of an ex CSD politician, Bill Hansell. At the administrative hearing, Hansell and Dreikosen admitted that they will be utilizing the horseshoe pit for "hammerhead" turnarounds. A different proposal roughly 1/2 the size with a traditional side access garage like the one in McInnis park would have cost a small fraction of the bloated proposal that Marinwood CSD is now pushing. They REFUSE to discuss its cost publicly. This is a huge RED FLAG for a financial disaster. Already, we believe that Bill Hansell will bill the district $60k before a single shovel hits the dirt and much more during the project. Initial estimate for his services for the ENTIRE PROJECT was $13.5k. Obviously, Bill Hansell has a sweethart deal that will cost the district dearly. It can be stopped and we can build a "right size" building instead.