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Date: 2013-04-17 07:42:12
Subject: William Tokajer
Comments: We are so proud of you Billy.
Always knew you would one day be the Chief.
They will be lucky to have someone who will be a
no nonsense guy and devoted.
Love Aunt Mara & Uncle Ed
Name: J Parker
Date: 2013-04-04 09:51:28
Subject: Pine Avenue - an accident waiting to happen
Comments: The Sun pulling comments again. There was nothing abusive or personal about the post regarding the new restaurant with no parking on Pine Avenue. As Pine Avenue and the developers behind it are in no small way responsible for the huge increase in visitors we are now seeing I think the residents have every right to question why the City is now allowing restaurants with no parking.
Name: Duncan M. Mills
Date: 2013-03-30 08:47:00
Comments: I concur wholeheartedly with a bike path on Anna Maria Island as long as no bikes are allowed on the sidewalk and riders are required to wear helmets. This must be inforced by the police. As it stands now, it is dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians alike.
Name: joe depaola
Date: 2013-03-27 09:09:20
Subject: bike path
Comments: creating an island long bike path would encourage more visitors to the island. We already have a parking problem here. where would bikers from town park? are you planning on using existing roads or more road construction and tax payer money spent on this path? we live on the corner of holmes blvd and 75th and don't appreciate being on this proposed route. the new city council has presented themselves as being pro-resident but this proposal is an intrusion on the residents along the route, especially if the existing road would be widened for the path. we do not want our tax money spent for this.
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2013-03-25 11:57:29
Subject: Birthday Wish
Comments: Happy Birthday Steve Leep good luck
Name: Capt,Joe Webb
Date: 2013-03-22 10:22:31
Subject: Beach birds considered for threatened status.
Comments: They will make any excuse for cutting down our Australian Pines.Remember what they did at Kingfish Ramp.That mother Blue Heron stood around there for days wondering what happened to her young !Please preserve what little bit is left.
Name: Skip Hannon
Date: 2013-03-16 12:22:36
Subject: Sue Maddox,
Comments: It was my pleasure to know Sue for about 10 years. I wish it had been longer.We would all be better off if there were more people like her.
Name: The Crone
Date: 2013-03-16 06:27:59
Subject: Journalists Should Investigate Fraud
Comments: Go see the Tour of Homes. Note 533 69th St, and learn how colluding brokers, contractors, & homeowners cheat honest residents by filing fraudulent documents with county & municipal officials who are willing to ignore obvious inconsistencies. Our fine Island newspapers should be investigating these frauds. Start now by visiting 533 69th St this weekend and comparing to the county appraiser's and recorder of deeds records. Thank you.
Date: 2013-03-11 04:38:41
Subject: police concern---
Comments: ello---with respect-what are the latest finding in regards to missing anna maria hotel owner mrs irene obrian--former social worker from surrey uk-i knew all about her PLAN but that is for the police files--6MILLION?
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2013-03-06 06:41:46
Subject: Anna Maria Commissioners
Comments: What Chiles wants Chiles gets. Shame on the commissioners that approved his easement move despite the majority of your constituents objections.
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2013-03-06 06:24:34
Comments: Commissioners-walk your talk and void the special exception on Mainsail. You were elected to stop the proliferation of big box party houses and now you are considering a motel? Do what is right for your community and it's residents. Make it a park that all can enjoy and stop the congestion.
Date: 2013-02-23 07:43:19
Subject: Too much growth and too many cars
Comments: Limiting three cars to a three bedroom home and controlling the expansion of these hotels are great starts. Limiting the amount of pools is a good start. We already tried the noise issue and we didn't get anywhere with it. Apparently that attorney from St. Augustine doesn't mind all the noise. Lets try controlling growth another way. Lets make everyone buy a decal to park in our city. Visitors can buy one right along with the locals. A decal to park on any city right-of- way like they do it up north and in Reddington Beach and Bellair Beach. No decal the police tow you away.
Also let people put big eight foot stone fences with holes in the bottom as aucoustic barriers for all these pools arouund all the hotels sprouting up. Also Gagg is right its all about money. If one of these hotels brings in a half million a year it is going to be pretty hard to control them.
Date: 2013-02-23 07:27:32
Subject: Limits on cars
Comments: We tried the noise thing. It apparently didn't work. That Rumrunner attorney is saying we are attacking rentals. Now we can work on this was a great idea. Limit cars and trucks. You have a three bedroom home. The cars or trucks only. All the others get towed away unless its a party or somehting like that or the cars are behind a fence or something. Bravo commissioners
Date: 2013-02-22 10:45:42
Subject: re roelof threat
Comments: nuts simply nuts
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2013-02-21 15:53:40
Subject: No More Opinions
Comments: gagg-Just shut your mouth and let
this all (STOP).Don't try to instigate
anymore trouble.My opinions will stop
if you will just let things go.If you
choose not to you haven't seen anything
Date: 2013-02-21 14:00:05
Subject: sandy DeCubellis
Comments: Locals Unite!!!!!!! Stop laying down to our local government and the Money Mongers who invade from the North and ABROAD. True island conservationists and historians are always welcome to put down roots
Date: 2013-02-21 13:56:29
Subject: Re roeloff
Comments: So I understand they are building Detriot back up, so why not intertwine yourself with your own community......
In other words Roelof please ROLL OFF!!!!! to siesta key
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2013-02-21 05:48:40
Subject: Be Honest
Comments: Thank you for being honest.
Name: Sandy DeCubellis
Date: 2013-02-20 16:43:24
Subject: John Roelof
Comments: Ok...your not wanted here! Too much noise, traffice, garbage, etc!!!!! Does that make you feel any better??? Maybe YOU will stop rambling on and on making no sense. I called your bluff so maybe you can stop commenting on everything!! I know, you will say it is a freedom of speech, blah, blah, blah! But don't you think people can see through you??? If you represent half the people on the island visiting I bet they would be ashamed to be associated with you- you seriously are not right upstairs!
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2013-02-20 15:13:15
Subject: BJ-gagg-Decubellis-Bard comments
Comments: First of all I enjoy reading the Sun
Paper.The simple reason I respond to
your comments is you p**S me off with
your negativity towards tourist.Do
you think outsiders can't see through
your agenda.You try to be suttle and
walk a quit walk,but you trip all over
your shoe strings.If just one of you
had the gutts to really say what your
trying to dance around I would quit
making comments.Here I will help you
we=WE do not=DO NOT= like you= LIKE YOU
we=WE do not=Do NOT= want=WANT your=YOUR
tourist=TOURIST business=BUSINESS stay=
away STAY=AWAY from=FROM our=OUR island=
ISLAND.Now doesn't that get the message
across simple enough.Thats much easier
than (those darn tourists)they drive to
slow,or to fast,or they don't yeild,
or they make noise,or they make lots of
garbage,or they park funny,or they brought one to many uncles,(GET THE PICTURE).Get your bashfull mouths open
and tell all tourist like it is,(YOUR
NOT WANTED HERE STAY AWAY)