Island resident has some questions to be answered

June 1, 2018
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
I’ve been thinking after almost 40 years of being an owner on our wonderful island there are some things that I still do not get and so I thought I would go to the place that always has access to the answers, the Boca Beacon!
Here are the questions:

  1. Why is the speed limit 30 mph on Gulf Boulevard, which seems slow, while the same speed limit is applied to downtown, which seems way too fast to me?
  2. Who’s in charge of enforcing the parking at the U.S. Post Office? I see cars parked there all day long and I wonder why they aren’t ticketed so more people didn’t have to park next to the wall and become an obstacle to those backing out of those few places that come available?
  3. While I understand that visitors may not understand where they can drive their golf carts one thing is for sure, they shouldn’t drive them down the middle of Gulf Boulevard because someone is going to get killed. Why isn’t there a sign at the start of the road that says, “Cart Path ONLY” or “NO Carts on this road?”
  4. Almost every day at the Pass Club I see thousands of gallons of water being flushed from the GIWA system down a drain that I assume goes just there! I’m sure this flushing is prescribed by some regulation for our safety, but couldn’t that water be pumped into a water truck to be used for community need during those periods where we are 5 or 10 inches behind in rainfall? I realize that these are not as important as who can park on Gilchrist, or who is speaking to whom, but inquiring minds want to know!

Jack Fisher
Boca Grande