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Rants & raves
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Posted: 2014 Jun 06 - 06:13

In response to: 'Handicap tags need monitoring'

A few days ago I stopped in at my convenience store where I have always been able to park right in front of the door. There is only one spot for us.

There was a man sitting in that space in a vehicle checking gambling tickets he just bought. I had to go to a place where my car fit that was not really a parking place. He got out of the car as I entered the store and stood behind me to buy some more. I told him what he was doing was wrong and he gave me a hard time.

I just wondered how long he was going to be there trying to get a winner and how long he had already been there. I then sat and watched him from my car and he was in no hurry to leave as he read his tickets and went back in again. I wrote down his license number, but did not know whom to call. (I did not have a cell phone with me).

Solution to Driving On Beach

The problem with off beach parking is there is none to speak of. My solution, using safety as a factor, is to condemn all property east of Atlantic Avenue and the county take it by eminent domain.

Eliminate all the buildings and build continuous parking lots. It will eliminate the need to drive on the beach since it is right next to it. Beach driving problem solved. Go for it Volusia County Council.

It's a real nowhere sign

Why is there no signage at Tomoka Farms Road at the Dunn Avenue bridge? When it was being built, I heard people saying it was the bridge to nowhere. But even people who are nowhere might like to go somewhere and might like to do it on the Dunn Avenue bridge, if there was a sign telling them where they were going.

Did I miss something?

If a life jacket is on a boat, but is not being worn, what good is it in an accident?

In response to: 'More to Edgewater than known'

Does this Mr. Robert Abraham even live in Edgewater? If so he is wearing blinders.

Edgewater is so far behind all other towns, it's ridiculous. I am sure if offers were made to places like Sonic, Krystal, Arbys, Steak & Shake, Checkers, etc, they would build in a heart beat as they would be swamped with business.

We don't actually need these places that require all this acreage he states is needed, we don't need fancy big restaurants that need a half acre of parking and 50 palm trees and tons of beautification, we want some simple good little places as I mentioned above.

Apparently Edgewater officials or Mr. Abraham don't like this type of restaurants or don't even eat at these types of establishments. There are many many residents not only in Edgewater but Oak Hill that travel U.S. 1 daily that just want or need something they can just drive through and get something on the way home from or to work.

We need some officials in Edgewater that actually live the life of normal regular residents. We are tired of driving 45 minutes to get some simple food, why not bring this revenue and jobs to Edgewater ... come on people!

Wonderful Memorial Day service

The Memorial Day Service at Riverside Park was wonderful. Our mayor had everyone hold hands and sing the Lee Greenwood song "Proud to be an American." There was not a dry eye in he place. It was very beautiful. I was very proud of the mayor and the city of New Smyrna Beach. I thank the mayor and the whole town of New Smyrna Beach for such a moving ceremony.

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