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Taking The Leap

It’s Leap Year Day!

Sort of like an extra January 1st….a chance to once again make resolutions…..

So let’s take some leaps personally, and as a community….

Personally I have already made the leap this year…..

I have re-evaluated friendships, decisions I have made, values, how I want to spend my time and with whom……

ventured into the world of blogging on my own website 1 month ago…..

It has been fun…a learning curve….a challenge….well received….

due to an overwhelming response from those I know, those I have yet to meet and those I never thought would log on consistently!

As I head into the next month…I will fine tooth it according to the feedback…and hope all those who enjoy it will pass the site on….. to friends and neighbors.
Any scoops, ideas, problems with LBTS or even accolades for LBTS, a resident, a commissioner or employee of the town….contact me at [email protected]….it will remain confidential…and get your thoughts out there!

Another big decision was not to run again for the CIC Board of Directors…..

Mostly because….I much prefer sitting out in front with friends and neighbors as I do at commission meetings ….

I found this out after being thrown off the P&Z Board..(done on a baseless charge of Sunshine Violations, and to stack the board…all charges for which I and my fellow board member were fully exonerated .)

The CIC will be sending out a letter to members to nominate or self nominate a new board for a vote in April….

I hope others will take the leap to get on the board…..to ensure new faces…new ideas….new enthusiasm…..

If this is the goal for the commission it should also be the goal for the watchdog group that made that possible!

Independence….I lost that for a while….now I have it back….like an long lost friend…it makes it easier to see both sides…to be open to more ideas…and to evaluate situations fairly and not be in lock-step….keeping mum….. holding back when I knew it was not right to remain quiet….which has never been my style…..really a return to normalcy!

LBTS leaping into the future…

Let’s fix the blunders…..

Sell the warehouse west on Commercial….I have heard Holy Cross Hospital rents from us, for storage…Holy Cross must be flush with money….having just bought North Ridge Hospital…might be in the market to buy the place…which a drive by shows is 2x bigger then At&t up the road from it!

Take that money and buy the hotel near Town Hall….use the previous public works garage…..and get planning….use Lighthouse point (previous post) as a guide to what can be in the future….

a complex… separate buildings or one…Town Hall, Jarvis Hall, Development, Public Works, and Public/Fire Safety…..low rise …of course!

As much as he is not my cup of tea… an editor of the Future’s paper had some valid ideas a long time back…along with the wife of the former head of the CRA about tying it into the town.

They had introduced ways to incorporate parking at the complex…. public funds. available.. to build it from use of the complex for bus service….and walkways improved to make it a stroll from complex to downtown shops.

Sell the “white elephant” parking lot…too big, a money loser…wrong side of A1A…..no need with parking at the complex …

purchase a building on east side of A1A…like the one available on the corner of ElMar Drive…across from Oriana…..no garage…just a lot….. in this down market it is time to act now!

We have already taken the leap 1 month ago with the election of a new majority…..take the leap of faith the voters did…and let them get LBTS in order….fire…EMS….future boards….future development…..

Let LBTS leap forward…brilliantly!

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