Calling on Clarke’s Beach residents to unite
Why do we feel like troops in a trench with no ammunition? Someone has to call the shots! The council has the ammunition and no one to discharge them! A little off the wall … eh?
As one of the residents on Park Avenue in Clarke’s Beach, it becomes VERY frustrating! I am hoping with the joining of hands that we can put an end to this battle.
For the past 15 years I have been a resident and paid my taxes, never once to question where my tax dollars were going? After listening to some people tell me where they are going, I thought it was time to get involved and get things straight from the horse’s mouth.
What better way then to go straight to the barn. Not only to find out where our tax dollars are going, but to learn a lot more about our council members. Other then a friendly knock at the door when election time comes around, it’s the best way to find out who has their head on straight and which direction other heads are pointing.
It’s often been said you cannot judge a book by its cover. No truer words have ever been spoken.
After attending just four council meetings, I am ashamed to say there’s a lot more to a book then it’s cover. There aren’t enough hours for me to write in here what information is contained between the two covers.
Back to the battle of the campground. As stated in the latest issue of The Compass, MountainView Park has broken no laws. I guess it depends how you define “ laws.”
If we are told to wear seatbelts by law and we don’t, is that breaking the law? Try it! Get stopped by a law enforcement officer and tell him you’re not breaking any laws.
A stop-work order was violated on June 9, but was dismissed when the mayor gave MountainView Park permission to remove “ boughs” and to close in an electrical building for “safety reasons.”
Meanwhile, camp sites in the new extension of the park are already occupied. Where is safety now? Too late to lock the stable door when the horse has already been stolen.
Park Avenue is a very narrow road which makes two cars almost impassable, let alone heavy equipment and dump trucks. As of today ( June 16), the entrance to MountainView Park, which is to be used as an emergency exit only, still allows dump trucks and park campers to use this entrance. Where is the safety in this?
How many of you residents run to council to get work permits to upgrade your property? Why? We have campers who construct sheds and build on decks and they have no permits. How do I know? Because the mayor said so. I heard it with my own ears.
There’s a lot more, but I think I’ve said enough. I’ll leave the rest up to you, the residents of Clarke’s Beach, to get out and get involved! We have to work together. So, lets all join hands with Mildred Snow and form a circle that cannot be broken. Dionne Penney Clarke’s Beach