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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Time to Clean the Gutters!!

Your Home – Fall Maintenance

Now that we’re preparing for fall and winter, it’s a great time to make sure that you are performing the routine maintenance on your home before the winter weather sets in. By regularly performing these simple maintenance tips on your home, you can avoid costly repairs down the road. If you own a second home or vacation home, don’t forget that it can be even more important to perform this maintenance to avoid any water or heating damage from happening when you’re not there.

· Be sure to clean your windows and check your window seals to ensure they are free of dirt and debris. Dirty seals can cause drafts in your home and lead to higher energy bills.

· Make sure you inspect your furnace before the colder weather sets in. Make sure the filters are clean and replace them if necessary. If you have not had your heating unit inspected this year, you may want to hire a professional to come inspect your unit before you use it.

· If you are concerned with frost and colder weather, be sure to insulate your pipes. · Inspect your rain gutters to ensure that they are free of debris (you should clean your gutters every spring and fall to avoid costly water damage).

· Check your smoke detector batteries while you’re at it to ensure they are working properly. By performing these regular maintenance activities you can avoid costly water damage to your home and make the holiday season free of unanticipated stress.

Take care of your house, and it will take care of YOU!


Monday, November 12, 2007

Ban the Ban III - Will They Never Learn!!

Well the City Council is at it again.
The Police Chief said we don't need it; the Mayor said I don't want it; but the City Council insists on taking away the rights' of 99.99% of the citizens to try and police the 0.01% who cause trouble.

How can that make sense??

Yes, the remaining law abiding citizens will follow your new law, but the trouble makers who are already breaking several laws to cause trouble, will not be impressed with your newest proclamation. You need to "police" the situation and you will solve the problem. Yes, it costs money. When you attract a Quarter Million people to the beach, 6 million per year, you need to provide services at the 'event.' Use the same ratios you would require of the X Games; or a Concert. Hold yourself accountable to get the job done!!! Don't take the easy way out.

And don't tell me it's just a one year test. There is nothing more permanent than a temporary law!

Will there be a referendum?? We will see.