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The State of Florida
TO: Hector Miron, David Scott, Susan Clark, James Register
Andrea Franck, Joan Scott
SUBJECT: Public Restrooms
DATE: January 5, 1989
It has come to my attention that the state of the public restrooms
once again could use some attention. Of course they are continuously a
problem, but they are quite dirty now, and they were in bad shape over
the holidays. Since Andrea is new and David is relatively new, I would
first like to take this opportunity to state the current policy regarding
by whom and how the restrooms are cared for.
On weekdays James cleans the restrooms twice each day. On weekends
and on State holidays Andrea cleans them, I assume twice a day. As a
career service employee, James never works on weekends or holidays. I
guess I assumed that this would occur over the recent holidays, but it. may
be that Andrea was not informed. In addition, when James is on annual or
sick leave, we try to make special arrangements for Andrea to clean the
bathrooms. By way of explanation, on the Wednesday and Friday after
Christmas, James was off, and the restrooms became a problem. I thought
that arrangements had been made for all of the Fridays between Thanksgiving
and Christmas since James was taking annual leave on those days. If I
knew that he was also off on Wednesday, which I don't think I did, similar
arrangements should have been made for that day too. Since they were not,
the responsibility fell heavily upon'Teresa because as the cashier, she,.
received numerous complaints from visitors and merchants.
Which leads me to the next point I would like to make. I feel that
the burden of dealing with the public restrooms should not be entirely
carried by the Spanish Quarter. (So what else is new?) I would like to
raise this issue for discussion once more, and I would like for us to
consider bringing it to the attention of the Trustees. I feel that it
is particularly unreasonable for the merchants to expect us to support the
restrooms without their assistance, and it really doesn't take much effort
to recognize the logic in that idea. If we need funds to have them
serviced by an outside janitorial firm, then I believe it is entirely
reasonable to request support from the merchants and/or the City.
POST OFFICE BOX 1987 ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA 32085
(904) 824-3355 (SUNCOM) 821-5455
January 5, 1989
As they are, the public restrooms reflect very poorly upon the
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, and they are in need of refur-
bishment as well as cleaning. They are a constant source of problems for
Teresa, principally because they require so much maintenance.
My last point is directed to Teresa and James. Now that the holiday
rush is over, I think the restrooms need to be scoured and perhaps steam
cleaned. James, please arrange your schedule with Joan and Teresa so that
you can spend a day on this project as soon as possible. If we have to
rent equipment, perhaps arrangements could be made through the maintenance
I would appreciate some feedback from Hector, Susan and David regard-
ing the idea of raising this issue with the merchants and the Trustees. I
really feel that we could justifiably close the restrooms to the public if
they will not help us. After all, we do offer restrooms within the Spanish
Quarter to those who visit the Museum.