You know what I think.
Now we need to know what you think.
The Vote is today 4-9 PM
Lido and Point Lookout Firehouses.
We will know for sure tomorrow.
You know what they say opinions are like, so stop reading now if you’d rather not know mine.
I want to thank the numerous people I met and talked with about this issue on both sides: who shared their opinions, comments, and knowledge and participated in this discussion. Its obvious people Continue reading
related links to cost estimates for construction :
Ye Olde Firehouse Cost estimate
Headquarters Cost Estimate
Administration Bldg(Command Center) Cost Estimate
Lido Firehouse Cost Estimate
Ye Olde Firehouse inspection Report
After Tuesdays Civic Association meeting with the fire department that got heated at times, I tracked down Fire Commissioner Chas Thompson, as he finished a days work at the Long Beach Lifeguard Station, where he has served for 30+ years. He spoke of the meeting:
“It was a rough night. I think a lot of people were passionate about what they’re trying to say. I agree if you own a piece of property, you should have representation but we don’t make the law, we’re just following New York State code.
“As far as absentee ballots we’ve never had absentee ballots and we are running the same way we always have.
“Then for people to question the integrity of who’s counting the ballots…
So once again the fire department fielded questions on the bond issue at this weeks very abbreviated, overdue and lengthy civic meeting.
It was well attendeded by probably over 150-200 people.
Sheila Meyer has been recovering from being struck by a car.
Rich Tighe, Vice President has taken over as acting president for the remainder of her term which ends in August.
He is reminding anyone civic minded, they will be seeking a new president.
The fire department gave their Hurricane Preparedness presentation. Essential information that I will be passing on and delving more into in the later, separate post it deserves.
After an update from Gerry Ottavino regarding
and the reality we may have no dredging until 2014 or later. John Manning reminded everyone of the Civic Association’s Welcome To Summer Party this Saturday, July 6, 2013
The civic association explained they’re not taking sides in the debate over the Fire Department Bond issue:
They are a 501c4 charity. As such, they are not allowed to make political statements beyond advocating for the betterment and protection of Point Lookout.
They said because of that they weren’t going to entertain a call for a vote on the fire department issue.
Things are turned back over to the fire department and they opened up for questions.
I reported watching the fire departments meetings on this bond issue and in those two meetings one voice stood in opposition to the fire department plans.
I sat down with Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce President, and owner of Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Shop, Richard Zampella to find out why. I give him his say, and he answers some tough questions as well.
He says “What people appreciate about Point Lookout is the fact that we’re kind of in a time warp we’ve remained pretty much untouched by the outside world.