Friday Meanderings

Chilly Maggie
Maggie in her Winter Attire

It’s ch-ch-ch-illy here.  So chilly I was shaking when I took that picture yesterday.  Brrrrr! 

Now I have to talk about the Old Homosassa sidewalks.  Sorry, I’m possibly a bit obsessed with the subject.

Since I never received a response from Jeff Rogers regarding my email from last week, I emailed everyone again.  

To Randy Oliver, County Administrator, Ron Kitchen, County Commissioner, Walt Eastmond, Transportation Project Manager, and Jeff Rodgers, Public Works Director.

I did not hear from Mr. Rogers as referenced in the attached email. 
I would like to follow up on the email I sent you last week regarding the sidewalks in Old Homosassa.  I have a suggestion.  Could the sidewalk run behind the Sugarmill Ruins?  There appears to be room there.  And that would eliminate the dangerous sidewalk crossing on Yulee Drive.  I have been down to Sugarmill Ruins twice on beautiful days in the last two weeks and both days the traffic was non-stop.  Plus the cars do not stop at the two crosswalks from the parking area to the ruins.  Taking the sidewalk across Yulee Drive then back again past the Old Mill Tavern will be very dangerous for pedestrians.  
I took these pictures on Monday afternoon.  I did not attach them to the email but in retrospect, I should have because they illustrate my point.
The cross walk will be in the area where the first car is.
Sugarmill Ruins
Here’s the existing sidewalk behind the Sugarmill Ruins.
Sugarmill Ruins Sidewalk
View from the other side.

 I received two responses…

From Jeff Rogers, 

We have provided this information to the engineer that is designing the project. We will forward their response when we obtain it, and we can have further discussions. 
Thank you for your thoughts. 
And Randy Oliver,

I will check with Jeff.  Who owns the property behind Sugarmill Ruins as the County would need an easement to use the property?

 And my response to Mr. Oliver,

The Sugarmill Ruins is a state park so I believe the state owns it. 

I’m wondering if any of our county representatives that I’m emailing have actually been to Old Homosassa and looked at the section of Yulee drive that they propose installing a cross walk.   

Okay.  On to other subjects.

What’s going on this weekend?

It will be a sunny beautiful warm weekend.  Yeah!  

We are headed to the Open House at Three Sisters Springs on Saturday.  Catching a bus at Kings Bay Plaza with two of our grandkids. There will be pictures on Monday!

This is Elvis Presley Weekend in Inverness.  Starting with Friday Night Thunder classic car cruise in with an Elvis impersonator and continues with Elvis themed events through the weekend.

There’s a Healthy Living Show at the Crystal River Mall on Saturday.

On a quest to understand the water issues in the state, Terry and I will be attending a presentation on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Plantation Resort in Crystal River.  Two retired scientists, Carl Wolfe and Rae Ellen Syverson will present a study from data collected from a 30-day period during this winter’s tourist season.  

Have a great weekend!




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