Letter to the Editor: Same old story, new topic

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  • The story of the Smokehouse bridge practically writes itself.
  • The residents vote anyway (hey, the $25,000 was part of the deal), but council says, Nah, we don’t like your answer, we’re going with our idea (nothing new here).

The story of the Smokehouse bridge practically writes itself. Marco City Council pays a consultant $25,000 (nothing new here). The residents tell council they don’t want to spend the money, so council says, Nah, we’ll be spending the money (nothing new here). The residents vote anyway (hey, the $25,000 was part of the deal), but council says, Nah, we don’t like your answer, we’re going with our idea (nothing new here).

Same old story, new topic.

Lawrence Honig

Marco Island

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jwputnam writes:

Seems to me that Rony paid five firms $20,000 apiece to submit designs for this bridge to the city. That is $100,000!

Makes you kind of wonder if the Winterberry bridge design might have sufficed doesn't it?

A friend wrote to me just the other day and mentioned that he had talked to the contractor on the Winterberry bridge project while it was under construction. He asked when it would be back in use and the contractor told him....then added: "It should be in use right now. I just tore down a perfectly good bridge".

It is time for change. The syndicate has to go or we are ALL going to go.

lauralbi1 writes:

Mr. Honig: With all due respect, your use of the word "residents" needs some clarification. As you use it, there would be some that would mistakenly interpret your LTE such that you were speaking on behalf of some sort of majority or large group of "residents". For those that read these blogs, please accept the fact that "residents" as Mr. Honig uses the term represents a very small group of Marco Island citizens/voters, no more than a few hundred. Actually, this bridge is part of the Town Center Master Plan that was developed over a long period of time and was open to comment by all citizens during the process. I don't especially like the design they picked, but the bridge needs to be replaced and the concept makes for our future Town Center area.
Ed Issler

JohninMarco writes:

As per the norm, it anyone has another opinion, Issler attacks them. Scarey in a way. But maybe he will mature and let other express their thoughts without fear of his own insecurity.

liberator100 writes:

johninmarco: Issler is a very good man, representing TRUTH. That is something your pal Putz Putnam has not been introduced to yet!
Talk about "maturity"! Why don't you criticise the Putz for his obsession with a non-existent "syndicate"? He seems to have nightmares about this.

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