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Date: 2015-07-01 07:50:43
Subject: Community Center
Comments: Kudos to Jean Peelen for calling out the Center's claim they put "proven community leadership" on their board. Totally agree that "some" are not respected or leaders, in fact one has said stated his goal is to turn our island into a total resort community. Thanks Jean for stating the obvious!
Name: mary wagner
Date: 2015-07-01 05:13:37
Subject: reward for the capture of ATV drivers
Comments: I would imagine that many people would be happy to contribute to a reward for these perpetrators. Perhaps by setting up something on GO FUND ME a large sum could be raised for that purpose. I am ready to contribute....
Name: Reed MAPES
Date: 2015-06-30 08:19:26
Subject: Attracting new residents and last weeks question
Comments: Seems somewhat contradictive. We want new residences, but we want to limit them to 3 bedrooms.
I'm probably the largest developer on this island in the last 20 years. There are only 2 things that should make a difference.
1. Require a parking space per bedroom. I guarantee you that will limit most homes to 4 bedrooms, as the large majority of lots on the island will not hold more spaces than 4 with impervious surface building footprint and drainage requirements.
2. Invoke a 24 hour per day noise ordinance and enforce it.
Name: The Adult Sports Community
Date: 2015-06-26 12:59:39
Subject: Cindy Thompson
Comments: It is clear Cindy Thompson wants to eliminate Adult sports at AMICC. She made the community convince her to keep the adult flag football. She held an open forum during a week in June called "Save adult flag football". If she was not convinced to keep it, she would eliminate it. Her reasons for not having the Summer Adult Flag League was… 1. The field, which is better than ever, 2. Interfering with fall sports, how? This league has gone on for plus 7 years and never disrupted fall sports, 3. MONEY!!!! I guess she forgot they were non profit and it’s a community center not a profit center.
She finally allows us to have a league, but demands that we play 2 games a week (back to back nights) to shorten the time frame of the league. What professional athletes play back to back nights?? None they all take a break, to prevent injuries. If you look back at the increase of injuries at AMICC, it is when they play back to back nights. There are also many people who cannot play 2 nights a week. This will eliminate a large amount of people who regularly play at AMICC. It also takes away what the league does for the social aspect of the community. Nobody will be able to get together after the games at slims, because we have to play the next night too. This is not good for our community and for some reason Cindy feels it is. Why take away what made you in the first place...the community!!! Might as well be called The Center and take out community.
Name: Bud Miller
Date: 2015-06-25 06:43:09
Subject: Comm. Robertson
Comments: Oh I see its my old friend Papa Dan defending once again a shady Comm. Janie Robertson. If you remember she accused the public works dept of having city credit cards in their names with no proof to back that up. Not one shred of evidence to support that. And stated that they spent thousands and thousands of dollars. Now once again she is talking about the newly appointed City clerk without one piece of evidence to back it up again. She is the kind of person that throws crap around and sees what will stick. I would suggests to anyone to please ask for the info directly for proof of what she is claiming...YOU will be surprised what you find out. And as far as i see it ...Its the Commission that has only 1 Boso that loves to hear herself speak just to keep stirring the pot.... FYI the word around town is that she is apologizing for her statement!! I too Papa Dan cant wait to see what the next act will be as well...stay tuned for more Robertson Drama episodes!!