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Rants & raves
Rating: 1.45 / 5 (11 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Feb 15 - 06:19

City has garage sale list

In response to critics of Edgewater's no garage sale signs in the right of way, The city has made it very easy to know where legal garage sales are in the city, so there will be no need to litter the city with signs.

Just go to cithofedgewater.org every weekend and print a list of the legal garage/yard sales in the city.

Also you can get your permit at the same place, placing your sale on the list. This new policy does away with the $5 fee. You still need to register your sale; the two per year limit has not changed.

Crosswalks a concern

The work on Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach is a great idea and it will make the area look so much better when it is complete. My concerns are the new crosswalks. I hope the raised crosswalks are not complete. The height is certainly not good for cars the travel that route daily. Hopefully the work is not complete.

Way to go, Joe

I would like to give a rave to Volusia County Coastal Division director Joe Nolin.

Thank you for returning my call regarding keep off signs and other expletives on some of the beach walkovers in Ormond Beach.

I was directed through Code Enforcement to contact Mr. Nolin at the Coastal division. I received a prompt callback after leaving a detailed message. He explained in depth, the history of private walkovers verses public. We also talked about the lack of a public dog beach in the unincorporated area of Ormond Beach. He directed me to the person to talk to in the city about this issue. In the past, I have been frustrated with some of the other city/county departments, attempting to get information on various issues, often with no response at all.

Pick up after your dog

I notice the snowbirds are back and there are more dog walkers. I just want to remind everyone that it is illegal to leave dog droppings any place other than your own property. That includes public property, vacant lots and the beach. Be a good neighbor, pick it up.

In response to: 'What about The Snakes?'

Many things must be considered regarding "homeless animals," chief among them is the animal a threat to humans? That answer is yes, pythons can kill babies and toddlers, and larger pythons can kill adults. Next is what foods may become in short supply due to the pythons, and what effect would this have on the other animals in Florida's natural environment. For instance, if the frogs should become extinct, the flies and mosquitos would multiply.

In the dark ages, many people called cats "evil" and managed to kill them almost to extinction, then the rats and mice, having lost their natural enemy began to multiply, and they carried the germ of the bubonic plague, which killed millions of humans at that time in history.

I wonder if only God could arrange a workable ecosystem. Man has tampered with this ecosystem, by introducing the python, therefore man must try to undo the damage he has caused.

No, to TV attorneys

Do attorneys who advertise on TV really think because they were a doctor, ex-cop, engineer, service man with bomber in background, or say their prayers at night, will really sway us to want to use them?

Enough of these ambulance chasers.

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