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From one of many….piles of info…saved for ?…..

1. a copy of a news item…date unknown… but timely as we face the Fire Assessment at Budget Workshop #1 tomorrow night at 5pm….

‘Tamarac art fund could be spent on fire-rescue, police’

a resident of Tamarac…Patti Lynn wrote in the following suggestion … after hearing her city manager pronounce that funds for a public art program were not going to be paid for by the taxpayers….

‘If the city of Tamarac is forcing builders, developers and contractors to pay 1% of construction value of the improvement to the art fund, I have some other ideas. Change the ordinance so the 1% goes to fire-rescue fees or police presence fees,or property tax reduction fees….’

She says this can be reallocated….that it is done all the time….and this suggestion would offer immediate relief and assistance to every resident and business in the city….

BCbythesea….does LBTS have an ordinance that forces the same…which could be used for the same purpose…fire-rescue…capital improvements…if not…why not?….

Worth investigating….hope a commissioner will put this forth tomorrow…..

2. ‘Tree roots can’t ravage this sidewalk’….Rick Hampson…USA today…archives…www.usatoday.com

‘A rubber sidewalk”… Rubbersidewalks of Gardena, California….began in 2004…more than 60 municipalities have ordered the panels….the panels do not crack….they have spaces between them for rain to escape…and are removable for roots to be re-directed…they are recycled…made of old tires…softer to walk on….more expensive than concrete initially….but just as previously posted …from the Disney Garden show…a look at the future… now…along with rubber mulch… imitation ….. not anything like astro-turf…no need for watering…good lookin…. grass exhibited… last month….

BCbythesea….as we “green” LBTS …and after the cost over-runs…and sidewalk madness endured with the Seagrape Drive Streetscape fiasco….this might be well worth the Master Steering Committee doing some research for the next projects in town.. just need a commissioner to direct them….

3. ‘Against the Wind”…Robyn A. Friedman…Sun. edition..magazine..city&shore home…6/8/08

Tower of Power…the PowerTower by Gaia Power Technologies…www.gaiapowertechnologies.com

a new approach to backup power….can be installed indoors and uses batteries to provide clean, quiet and emmission-free backup power. The PowerTower can provide 11KV of continuous power and can be connected to multiple batteries to provide power as long as needed…

BCbythesea…worth a look…for those who cannot do backup with natural gas hookup…or cannot get a large generator due to zoning…this might be the answer….

4.’Middle management’…Rod Stafford Hagwood… Sun…6/8/08  ….. www.sunsentinel.com

for those women who have a problem with the dreaded “puckered” backed waist from getting the dastardly jeans that fit the “curvey” hips and thighs…this brand might just save the day…

online……..www.littleinthemiddle.com …………       www.truejeans.com

or if you want to make the trek….Oh My Bod Boutique in Delray Beach…1128 E. Atlantic Blvd. …561-272-0029

BCbythesea…considers it my duty to help any woman ….in any way possible ….to make buying a pair of jeans less painful…………just kidding!…

NOTE: feedback from any purchasers…most welcome….

more to come….

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