By Bill Thomas Sr.
August 14, 2005
There is a "possible dilemma" on deciding how to vote with regard to the dock expansion. Those that support the expansion seem to be dominated by those that have commercial property in area of town where the docks are proposed to be located. That will increase their property assessment and future appraisals in the event they want to sell when the market is at a peak. That is good business sense. or folks that have direct ties to the tourist industry and have been encouraged by their employers to support this bond issue, people in political positions that swore to represent the residents of this community that are hopeful in being personally remembered by the industry.
Then here I am. I don't know if this will result a healthier budget to improve our school programs, our senior program, special needs programs and other organizations that make this community the reason why I choose to continue to live here. I'm not familiar with the cash flow of this industry.
Will the remaining retailers in Newtown become jewelry stores? I know the traffic will become more of a nightmare, the current and wind tunnel generated by the massive displacement of moving air and water will make it more difficult for the boats that use the Casey Moran mooring basin to use. You will notice there aren't many sail masts in that location. I can't speak for others on this issue. I'm either dense or suffer a severe learning disability. But for that reason, I'M VOTING NO on Tuesday.
Bill Thomas Sr.
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