To the Editor:
Gasparilla Island Water Association Inc. will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for its Placida and Boca Grande potable (drinkable) water supply. From June 24 at 8 a.m. through August 5, GIWA will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows GIWA to perform a water distribution system purge as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant.
This is a picture I took in the waterway behind my house on Gasparilla Pass Blvd. in Boca Grande.
The following is a letter written by Boca Grande resident Bill Regnery to Lee County Commissioner John Manning regarding information provided by his office about parking on Gilchrist Avenue.
Commissioner,Nan Gonzalez from your office was interviewed for an article that appeared in the June 7 issue of the Boca Beacon. She made a number of statements which went beyond her authority and knowledge. As an admittedly biased but, I trust, forthright observer, I pass my reaction on to you.
To the Editor,
It is a very hot Sunday afternoon about 1:45 p.m. on June 2. I am a security guard for Boca Grande Isles, a gated community on the island. While on patrol through BGI, I came upon an adult brown pelican standing in the middle of the road. I knew it was in trouble. Pelicans do not stand in the middle of a hot asphalt road. They fly, are on the water or nesting in the mangroves. I quickly returned to the guardhouse to make a call to Florida Wildlife.
The board of directors of Boca Grande Charities Inc. would like to thank everyone for making the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament a great success.
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