The good news is this means it's the city's problem. The bad news is I found this out after 5 PM on Friday and the office doesn't open until 8 AM Monday. The weekend may yet prove to be very interesting.
On a happier side, I woke up this morning from a lovely dream about visiting the castle in Merlin. It was pretty. And made of red brick. Methinks my subconscious does not pay attention to some of the small details.