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Floresville Event Center fire-suppression system fails inspection; city addresses faults

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Wilson County News
August 10, 2016, 5:55pm
1,994 views | 23 comments

Faults with the Floresville Event Center’s fire-suppression system prompted a fire safety inspector to red-tag the system two weeks ago, but these issues will be corrected in the next few days, according to Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner.

Starfire Sprinkler Systems of San Antonio inspected the system July 25, and found a number of faults that raised concerns. The center just hosted a signature area event on Aug. 6, the Consolata Healthcare Foundation Denim & Diamonds Casino Night, which packed the ballroom of the facility.

Among the items cited:

•Fire pump with a dry drip bowl and buried packing, possibly seized.

•Sprinkler heads improperly placed

•Missing head wrenches in the pump room

•Drops misplaced for the height of the ceiling

•Missing signage

•Water motor and gong test unsatisfactory

•Condition of piping, drain valves, check valves, open sprinklers, and other items unsatisfactory.

According to the inspection report, fire pumps, gravity tanks, reservoirs, and pressure tanks are not in good condition and properly maintained. Fire department connections are not in satisfactory condition.

Starfire Sprinkler Systems will be on site within the next few days, Turner said, and anticipates the issues will be remedied by Aug. 16. She could not confirm the amount for repairs, estimated in the region of $10,000.

Your Opinions and Comments

August 14 at 12:37pm
Douglas,the law firms own records will show who they spoke with,or if not,then it is fraud.They must produce upon request who they spoke with to validate the billing.The city comptroller can request that info or an auditor can

Douglas Jones  
August 13 at 6:42pm
newguy - Neither of the two invoices that I have name individual(s). "...pc with clients...", "...confer with clients in Floresville...", and review final recommendation to client...". To my knowledge,... More ›

August 13 at 1:06pm
Someone had filed a complaint with the state bar concerning Rios but I have not heard how that turned out. Something is definitely fishy.

August 13 at 12:16pm
To the issue of the Rios law firm, the fees charged before being retained and those that entered into the agreement are on the DETAILED billing of the law firm. They must identify who they met with, and also someone had to sign... More ›

August 13 at 10:59am
Extremely well said Jesse

Jesse Berlanga  
Floresville, TX  
August 13 at 9:02am
Unfortunately, the only ones who really seem to care about our little city of Floresville are those of us who can't vote in their elections. Those within the city really need to wake up and understand just how corrupt their... More ›

north pole  
August 12 at 8:48pm
Obviously the white elephant money pit known as the event center is an albatross that will be an anchor around the necks of the taxpayers for years to come. Hope you all enjoy it.

Douglas Jones  
August 12 at 7:00pm
Mr. Robles should have mentioned the two sitting councilmen running for re-election. During the Dec 10, 2015, city council meeting, Mr. Jose Garza, attorney with the San Antonio based Rios law firm, stated it was the city council... More ›

August 12 at 2:47pm
Ah.. Got it...makes more sense now..

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
August 12 at 2:45pm
Tomas is saying IF you vote for Pena, nothing good will happen ... he is not saying vote for him.

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