The drumbeat continues…
As we approach the dog days of summer, complaints over the air quality at the new police station continues.
It all started last month when Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola assured members of the city council that no where in the police station has the temperature risen above 73 degrees.
Iadarola (at 1:49 of the video): "I see a couple of emails flying around of some temp readings, let me just tell you…I have a sensor in every room and by computer I can determine what the temp is. There is no temp in any part of that building that was over 73 degrees."
Since Iadarola made this unbelievable statement, the rank and file officers at the police station have been in an uproar over the public works director's remarks since they have long complained about the excessive temperature problems at the new building.
First, sources at the station provided an image of a thermostat at the building that clearly shows the temperature at 80 degrees. Although I could provide more images showing showing the same temp setting, last week, documents provided by the police department via an Freedom of Information request reveal several instances where complaints were made about the high temperature problems at the building…and in almost every instance the documents (which includes shift commander reports) clearly state that the temperature in the building was well over 73 degrees.