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Update…4th Of July …Fireworks On The Beach?…Turtles Beware…

READY FOR A SHOW?….

We hear the Mc-Furth all inclusive 4th of July “Committee”…The “no need to post meetings gang”……are indeed planning to shoot the fireworks of from the beach…

They will use smaller fireworks and may have made a “deal” with Minto…

The Manager is aware of all…so we hear…Again this is the same Manager that turned away Comm. Clottey from the 1st July 4th meeting last year…due to it not being posted ahead of time and appropriately…The same Manager in receipt of all the current 4th backup materials…that clearly show a lot has been going on out of the Sunshine…and the same micro-managing Town Manager that has approved the Fire Display RFP  being “advertised” only in the the Town Hall that guarantees limited “bids”…thus delivering to the Mc-Furth event team the desired result ahead of time….selective actions…..no wonder she and McIntee are side by side…

Does anyone else wonder…how it is ….we were emphatically told by the Manager we could not have built the pavilion after season due to turtle season…(a fact still in doubt, from other ongoing beachfront construction and that very question being asked at the opening bids for the pavilion …in which it was answered that turtle monitoring and inspections would be required…with no talk of no work allowed in season…..previous post)…We have no lights in the pavilion or on El Mar due to turtle season…But we are to believe it is alright to shoot off fireworks on the beach…by the nests…in dry season…when individual fireworks are not to be allowed?…

At the followup meeting (previously posted) for the 4th of July last year Cristi Furth made a point that we should skimp on the fireworks and make a bigger event!…At the time she had no support…but maybe out of the Sunshine that too has changed!…

This writer still thinks as I did last year…in better economic times…the 4th should be a parade…a small town kids event with VFD hotdogs and burgers for town folks not the tourists who are staying at the event coordinator’s motel……and definitely not to be subsidized by our taxpayer monies…when it could be done by the businesses downtown…with taxpayer money to be spent on great fireworks from the Pier or on a  barge….

Is DEP on board with this plan?…Anybody know?….Who talked to them and when?….

We hear this is not in the backup for tonight…it is available…but won’t be on until a future meeting….after no RFP responses….or only the one “pre”-planned?…

This writer did send Assist. Manager Olinzock an e-mail….last week..

Dear Assist. Town Manager Olinzock;
Could you please inform me where the RFP for fireworks is advertised besides in Town Hall? it states adv. 4/9/09
Also it says for scheduling  inspection of the display site contact you. Where is the display site.
When are the RFPs due by and who will decide, in what forum?
Thank you, Barbara Cole

As of today, there has been no response….

If the status quo continues this will not be discussed…New Bus. item 16g…until the 2nd day of the Reg. Commission meeting…

more to come….

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