Fernandina Underground Utility Committee

The City of Fernandina Beach Underground Utility Committee didn’t have enough members show up to make a quorum so they had to reschedule. (Talk about life in a small town! I really should have filed this under humor!)

The meeting will be held at the City Hall Conference Room, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
December 12th minutes to be approved.
4. DISCUSSION
There was not a quorum at 1-7-09 meeting, same discussion applies.
Review the third (3rd) Committee Draft Report prepared by committee
member Michael Harrison.

A field trip around the island with FPU to see overhead and
underground utilities.
5. ADJOURNMENT

2 Comments

  1. Stringdude

    Yes you should have filed this under Humor. The humor part however disappears quickly when a hurricane or tropical storm comes along and takes the power grid out for a long time because everything is above ground. I had just built and was operating a 56 unit Condo Resort in St.Coix, the US Virgin Islands, when hurricane Hugo hit in 1989. It took more than 6 months to get power, which was all above ground, restored. I lived in St.Maarten in the Caribbean in 1995 when Hurricane Luis hit and took the island off the tourist map for over a year because of above ground power, phone lines and cable. The Dutch came in and put everything underground in about 20 months time. 4 Hurricanes hit the island in 1999, one of them monster hurricane Lenny: Result, the power on the Dutch side of the island was switched back on the day after the hurricane. The French side of the island with above ground utilities had power problems for more then 6 months afterwards with load shedding schedules into 2001. Okay I’m getting into this, but have no time right now. So I will get back to you on the Expat’s Corner with some more reasons why this gorgeous little island should have underground facilities.

  2. Stringdude

    Yes you should have filed this under Humor. The humor part however disappears quickly when a hurricane or tropical storm comes along and takes the power grid out for a long time because everything is above ground. I had just built and was operating a 56 unit Condo Resort in St.Coix, the US Virgin Islands, when hurricane Hugo hit in 1989. It took more than 6 months to get power, which was all above ground, restored. I lived in St.Maarten in the Caribbean in 1995 when Hurricane Luis hit and took the island off the tourist map for over a year because of above ground power, phone lines and cable. The Dutch came in and put everything underground in about 20 months time. 4 Hurricanes hit the island in 1999, one of them monster hurricane Lenny: Result, the power on the Dutch side of the island was switched back on the day after the hurricane. The French side of the island with above ground utilities had power problems for more then 6 months afterwards with load shedding schedules into 2001. Okay I’m getting into this, but have no time right now. So I will get back to you on the Expat’s Corner with some more reasons why this gorgeous little island should have underground facilities.

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