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Tavares, FL June 20, 2014 - Updated Monday, June 23, 2014 - contains opinion and added documents. The short link to this page is: http://tinyurl.com/o5wr84e A Peat Harvesting project known as the Goose Prairie Peat Harvesting Project (300 out of 600 acres north of Lake Eustis by HWY 44) is in process of getting approval from the Lake County Board and is scheduled to be discussed at the Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Lake County Board meeting. It is listed on the agenda under tab 23 for Planning & Zoning issues. Unfortunately, you have to download the entire 1176 page "Packet" file to find the 300 pages on the Goose Prairie proposal. Half those pages are pro and con emails and letters to Board members. I think liberals have hijacked this issue to use it as a fund raiser for environmental issues. The Opponents are led by the former head of...
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Tavares, FL - June 3, 2013 FL Gov. Scott signed FL bill HB-4001 on Friday to REPEAL a prior law enabled by former Gov. Charlie Crist that required ETHANOL in gasoline. Ethanol DAMAGES engines. Below is the email I received from the Governor’s office. He has signed bill HB 4001 last Friday, which will repeal the existing bill requiring ethanol in fuel, and it takes affect ONE MONTH from now, on July 1, 2013 You can read the bill summary and confirm his signing here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/4001 Happy Days are here for all those people whose engines are being damaged by that stupid law implemented by Charlie Crist. The people won over the lobbyists for once, and all the supporters and Gov. Scott should be commended for getting the Ethanol requirement removed. CAVEAT: This only applies to Florida. And according to local Lake County activist Jerry Cichon, who fought the Ethanol...
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Tavares, FL - Monday, March 4, 2013 Note: The Tavares City Council meeting is this WEDNESDAY, March 6 at 4pm. We posted the wrong day in an earlier version. Note: A version of this article was also published on www.WatchDogWire.com HERE. EARTH HOUR Exposed: An open letter to the Tavares City Council regarding Wednesday, March 6th''s agenda item Tab 5. Officals of other Lake County Cities and agencies should also read this. The City of Tavares will have a City Council meeting Wednesday, March 6th, at 4pm where an agenda item (Tab 5) will ask the City Council to approve an "Earth Hour" participation on March 23. It sounds fairly benign, asking them to turn off city lights in and around government buildings for one hour (about 8:30 pm) on Saturday, March 23rd. Additionally, I looked at the calendar, and on that day, the Antique & Classic Boat Festival is...
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