April 6, 2009
Meeting Monday evening was still somewhat sparsely attended – still have a lot of snowbirds dodging the weather.
Meeting started with a presentation by members of the LBI Business Alliance which is hosting/promoting a “Green Up/Clean Up” activity on April 25th from 9am till noon. Activity is focusing on cleaning the “non-beach” areas (LBI Blvd/side streets, etc) which often get overlooked. Some additional info should have been e-mailed to Susan. More info is available from Cheryl at Cheryl@thingsadrift.com or 609-361-1668. They also announced that there will be a film festival on LBI during the first week of June (4-7). For further info, go to the website firstname.lastname@example.org.
Balance of the meeting involved discussions regarding the LBI Blvd/Causeway intersection, and our rather favorite topic, Southern Regional’s budget. In summary, reponses from the DOT are very non-committal and generic, with no particular encouragement.
On the subject of Southern Regional, again we a a little bit late. The JCT School Committee has apparently made strides in getting info – but is still having difficulty getting any meaningful answers. They had a meeting with the principles at Southern Regional, and last week with all six mayors. The mayors were to meet with SRHS on Tuesday, April 7th to review the budget (Less Mayor Oldham, who had a prior commitment). The committee has prepped the mayors with some detailed and pointed questions, which they indicated they would ask. Communication through and with the Island Board members continues to be poor – apparently by their choice