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July 31, 2009 by Barbara


‘Lauderdale-by-the-Sea officials ask for donations from residents to build a monument to themselves

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – Neighbor, can you spare a dime?

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners are asking residents to contribute $4,500 so they can build a 6-foot-high granite monument listing the names of the town’s elected officials from 1947 to present, including their own.

“I don’t think you’ll have any problems getting donations,” Commissioner James Silverstone predicted. But two weeks since fundraising began, they’ve raised zero dollars.

Officials considered tapping the general fund to build the monument and accept donations later, but Commissioner Birute Clottey said no one would contribute if the town had already paid for it.

Besides, she said, “I don’t like the idea of having to vote on a granite statue that will have my name on it and have the town pay for it.”

The campaign continues until December.’

BC-This writer did go to the podium and say it was not the time for it…

The idea at this time…looks even worse in print….

How about a mirror on the wall…those who were important in town will know who they are….OUCH!

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more to come….

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