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Date: 2014-08-03 10:47:36
Subject: Records Request
Comments: I would suggest The Sun review what it has written regarding Harry Stoltzfus and violations. Mr Stoltzfus was NEVER found to have broken the Sunshine Laws. In fact charges were never even bought. As everybody knows it was just a dirty campaign run by Ed Chiles, Mike Coleman and their lawyer Barfield (himself of extremely questionable background - just Google him!) when they realized that Stoltzfus was exposing what these guys were really up to. How many now I wonder wish they had listened to Mr Stoltzfus who warned of exactly what has transpired - the demise of a wonderful city in the hands of dirt, greed and corruption.
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-30 08:56:26
Subject: Private Island
Comments: If you outlaw access to your island by your own set of rules,then the State should cut off all State funding.
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2014-07-30 07:19:27
Subject: Gulf Front Park
Comments: I read with much chagrin the comment made by Bob Barron about removing the australian pines in Gulf Front Park before hurricane season. Are we really going to get into discussion again? The pines have been in the park much longer than any commissioner. We have all grown up with these whispering pines. I have never seen any damage to any nearby property near the park as a result of toppled branches or the trees themselves. These pines are as much a part of the beach as the sea oats and sea grapes that fill the park. I cannot believe that the city of Anna Maria would pay someone 00.00 to create a plan for their removal.
Name: Barb Pasuit
Date: 2014-07-28 10:32:14
Subject: Rental Signs
Comments: Why does our island have to be cluttered with rental signs? People who visit think at first glance that the whole island is up for sale until you tell them that they are rental signs. Prospective renters are using the web and can see just what the place looks like inside and out. You have to contact the rental agency anyway, you can't just walk up and knock on the door. Agents give out maps showing all their properties and where they are located so why the need to trash the island with signs. Which by the way become flying missiles during a hurricane. Does anyone agree we should ban these signs? I sure hope so.
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-27 15:38:06
Subject: Chris " spy cam "
Comments: What bothers you so much about being caught on camera? Any city you travel
In probably has you on camera fifty times.If this is bothersome to you I guess you will have to get use to it.
You are being watched by Satellite more than you realize.It time for a tinfoil
Date: 2014-07-27 11:04:13
Subject: Longboat Key privacy invasion
Comments: I did not know that every time I drive on Longboat key that my car is being photographed without my knowledge or consent, according to your July 23 edition. What are they doing with this information, how long is it held, and when is it deleted? Owners of the vehicles should be informed. The idea that 0,000 of tax payers funds for each community should be spent to fund this invasion of privacy is outrageous.
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2014-07-24 04:06:09
Subject: Tom O'Brien and the tree house
Comments: It appears that the city of Holmes Beach has known for some time that Tom O'Brien has not been capable of performing his duties at an adequate level. A PIP is for employees that are not meeting their expected levels of service. So the man that got the city involved in the tree house debacle isn't capable in his other job duties either. The city should quit bleeding money and finally decide that it was O'Briens lack of abilities got them into this mess and quietly back away from their needless persecution and prosecution. Their own police already determined that the tree house is on their property. Stop throwing good money after bad.
Name: joe kane
Date: 2014-07-18 06:57:40
Subject: whitmore's latest rescue
Comments: Is Carol baby's crusade to save pelicans, or is to save her pol;itical career? The Boss of Anna Maria Island & Island Sun, Ed Chiles can smell trouble and has given a wake up call to Whitmore, after her disastrous animal shelter scandal.
Name: Barbara Angelucci
Date: 2014-07-17 14:48:47
Subject: Whitmore works to save pelicans?
Comments: She is saving pelicans? What about all the animals that die when she votes to
allow Mosaic to mine...every time. Mosaic clears the land with blow torches and kills trees, bushes, animals, etc.
And it seems she knew about happenings at Napier and I didn't see that she
sounded an alarm. This pelican effort is a good thing, but will never make up for all the other animals that suffered and died at her hands.
Date: 2014-07-17 13:15:47
Subject: AMICCO Concerts move off Island
Comments: AMICCO concerts are in the weekend day. Why not move them to the evening-either weekend or weekday depending on performers' schedules? I bet you'd get greater turnout-traffic problem would be far less. Many more people on vacation will be happy to attend an evening performance vs. one during a beautiful day.
Name: Tom Nally
Date: 2014-07-17 07:14:01
Subject: Mike Field's Birthday Is Nigh
Comments: Pssst: Tomorrow (July 18th) is the birthday of Publisher/President Mike Field. Pass it on.
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-17 05:48:23
Subject: Local -cowardly attack
Comments: You make unfounded claims and sign it
Local.Why not post your name for your
cowardly accusations,retribution maybe?
Date: 2014-07-16 18:04:26
Subject: Whitmore works to save Pelicans?
Comments: Is this the same Carol Whitmore who let horses starve on Napier Farm?
Name: Phil and Candy Shields
Date: 2014-07-10 12:41:03
Subject: Eric Bergan
Comments: We started a friendship with Eric when we built our home in Anna Maria in 1980. He was one of those friends you could always count on...he will truly be missed!
Date: 2014-07-09 18:36:45
Comments: My issue with the parade is this: If you are a business using it for free advertising only, at least have your work trucks decorated and your drivers participating. Some companies had 3-4 vehicles in the parade, no decorations, a lone person inside, not waving, smiling, throwing candy, nothing. I think each business should be limited to 1 vehicle. Would make the parade less commercial, more fun, like it used to be.