Thursday, December 28, 2006

Last PZHRPB Meeting...

Above is a picture of the Planning and Zoning, Historic Preservation Board, less Anne Hoctor and Lisa Maxwell. December 20th represented my last meeting as a member of the Board. We squeezed this picture in as we were walking out the door after the meeting. From the left are Vicent DeVito, Jamie Foreman, Phil Spinelli, Wes Blackman, John Paxman, Don Skowron and Ed LeBlanc. Thanks to everyone on the Board for the time you devote to the continued improvement of our City. I wish you all the best and hope that I will be working with you in a new way after the March election. In the meantime, I will do my best to attend your meetings and balance the demands of the campaign. The PZHRPB will be the focus of much important work over the next year in the completion of the Master Plan related documents - Comprehensive Plan changes and new Land Development Regulations - not to mention completion of the Beach and Casino Zoning District. Good luck to you all!

I want to wish you all the best for this holiday season.

We had an extremely full agenda that evening - review of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report, a rather complicated variance request from a property owner on Wingfield and some changes to the historic Gulfstream Hotel. John Paxman was elected Chairman (see picture above) with Phil Spinelli keeping the Vice-Chairman spot. John and I switched seats and I participated as a regular board member through the meeting. Before the meeting, we had a reception that was prepared in my honor - thanks everyone! - but it seemed just like a nice holiday gathering among friends.

Here are some of the pictures from the reception - Thanks to Mary Lindsey for retrieving her camera to catch a few memories.

And here is a scan (below) of the nice "Going away" card from the group. Thanks for all the kind sentiments. Remember, each ending is a new beginning...

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