Cowdrey: There will always be excuses

Posted 8/15/22

Interesting reading (“Beardsley project delay continues,” Sun City West Independent, July 27, 2022).

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Cowdrey: There will always be excuses


Interesting reading (“Beardsley project delay continues,” Sun City West Independent, July 27, 2022).

COVID is obviously going to be the catch all word for everything that is screwed up. I can understand some of the delays in construction. However, I do not understand the delays in fixing equipment at the rec centers.

At both Palm Ridge and R.H. Johnson there is exercise equipment that has been broken for at least five weeks. Plus at Palm Ridge the area around the cable exercise machine is sickening and disgusting. There is so much dust and dust bunnies that I believe it has been months since maintenance has swept or washed the floor.

It would also be nice if once in a while management walked through the dressing rooms and checked just how dirty the floors are. Also at R.H. Johnson there were eight ceiling lights out, and I called  Mr. Stroup and he said maintenance would take care of it. How many lights have to be out before maintenance and management notices it?

Further, all of the exercise equipment is on lease! Why if it is on lease that they just can’t call the company and have a piece of equipment replaced?

Sun City West residents pay a lot for the privilege of using the facilities. Why can’t management be more responsive? Maybe the rec centers need new and more efficient staff!

Thank you.

Jerry Cowdrey

Sun City West