And ME! Bev is only 50 though. Lookin’ good Bev!!
Everybody get to see the sign at the Club House? On the South East corner someone put up a sign that says “Support Your Council”. It has been added to a time or two. My question is Who had the onions to put that up? And Why? What incentive do I as a citizen have to support a city council that does not do what I elected it to do? Let’s do a flash back shall we…..
Councilman Sowrey “Civility and Transparency are catchwords that are often used but I cannot find another way to say how important these concepts are when working with others on the Council and encouraging town members to express their concerns on all matters before the Council. Since registering to run, I have visited over 130 homes, spoken directly with our neighbors and listened as they expressed their concerns and ideas. They all moved here because they love the friendliness and freedom that exists in our community. If elected, I will be a conservative, independent thinker who studies the issues and follows the law. I will protect the environment and uniqueness that we found so attractive when we first discovered the island. “
Councilman Perkins “No matter how it’s presented – there is no way the town center concept can materialize except when the houses on Aspen and Tindel are gone because there is not enough land for all that otherwise.
What will the homes be replaced with? Boardwalk style Shops and Restaurants. Currently the Farmer’s market takes up one large strip of City land. The remaining vacant land - The parking lot next to Opus, the old Oakie’s lot, and the South Shore Beer Garden lot are vacant for parking for the farmer’s market. So, where will this town center be? Eventually, it will have to expand into the residential part of Aspen and Tindel. You simply can’t cram anything else up there without running someone out.
It is commercialization taking over residential, and possibly a buyout of existing businesses that are currently there - eventually spreading over the bridge to the island perimeter. No, I do not support that.
I would like to see the South Shore Beer Garden rebuilt on its lot. What is wrong with that? If they want to keep the Farmer’s market that’s fine but where will everybody park?
I would like to see improvements to the entrance and a right turn lane.
I would like to see a pedestrian bridge added to the entrance bridge. That’s all and that’s enough.
Below are a few ideas that could improve our community and lives...
IMPROVEMENTS OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS:
Explore costs of dredging the boat slips on the perimeter of the island. This cannot be done on an individual basis (I have tried) and could be coordinated and maybe even partially paid for with tax revenue.
Councilman Fuller “ As a conservative I try to pay off debt as soon as possible and try not to borrow. I don't believe
government should be in the real estate business and I'm at a loss to understand how changing the
character of the island is going to retain it. Those don't go together.” He didn’t offer any platform changes so that’s it……..
Arline is off this hook since she’s only been there for a few weeks. But think trees. I like that idea.
Quote of the month “ What happened to the agenda item we wanted on the next meeting” K McIntyre……I know, I don’t remember her name on the ballot either. Maybe I need to up my ginkgo biloba dosage.