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Here’s The Scoop … The New Improved Solar Buoys For Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s Coral Reef Project … Not Quite Parade Worthy … But Costly To The Taxpayers …

“1ST VERSION” CORAL REEF PROJECT BUOY … JULY 2010 …

“2ND VERSION” CORAL REEF PROJECT BUOYS JULY 2011…

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TOWN ATTORNEY LEGAL EXPENSES IN FISCAL YEAR 2011 LBTS JUNE 14, 2011 ROUNDTABLE AGENDA ITEM 3C…
‘Reef;  The coral reef agreement, which was heavily negotiated several times and involved changes
of policy direction from the Town Commission, necessitating several rewrites and revisions of
that agreement. About half of that was part of last year’s budget and half was in this year’s
budget. The expense for this project was approximately $24,000.’

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Dear Readers .. The above new versions of the buoys which yes, I agree look like big tires painted yellow with solar panels attached have yet to enter into our designated reef project area despite the Town Manager’s report on May 24, 2011 stating that due to the weather they were slated to be installed in late May… While they hardly look July 4th parade float worthy like the earlier version that longtime supporters/proponents of this longtime project the Furth’s displayed in front of their motel in 2010 (prev. posts)…they and this ongoing project are still costing the taxpayers!… In the end it was not only the buoys that were painted yellow…It was the Town and Commissioners who decided to move forward once again and further reward the vendor with additional time and monies …thus increasing their contract in both while we sit back and watch!… WOW!… These are the same people that want to go ahead with redevelopment in a big way in our town …without a referendum!… VM Dodd has put back on the referendum item tonight (item 3d- see below) …. Taxpayers/voters must take note of which Commission members say no when you go to vote in 2012!…

ITEM 3d-

more to come….

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