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Old 02-08-2015, 08:58 AM
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Otherwise known as making a decision without doing the research and asking the questions. Then, when they move in they jump on here to detail everything they didn't know and want to change.

Ain't it just the truth???

JoMar...you are one smart person.
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yea, love it or leave
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Nobody has proposed a totally cost-effective, safe, solution to our "Welcome Gate" situation so far.
So, how about this: Surrounding the Villages, the county always needs more money. We tortured residents could buy all the existing roads here and turn the gates into actual "Security Gates"? Each legitimate resident could have a decal easily recognizable by a real, live, armed attendant who could control the traffic flow. This change would go a long way toward eliminating the dreaded "wet left wrist disease" and reduce the tremendous window motor replacement cost that we all fear daily. By owning and controlling the streets we may eliminate all the outside "seat-savers", illegal trail users, non-entitled swimmers, etc. This would involve a some significant costs, but we could always increase taxes and apply for part time jobs that could become necessary due to the absence of all those pesky contractors who would naturally be banned or lined up in the special lanes required to show ID's and temporary passes at each gate. Biggest advantage to this would be the ability to maintain a dry left wrist while driving! Additionally, with all the places of business that would likely close, traffic would be lighter even when the snowbirds are here fighting with bicyclists. ---Back to my nap now!
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You forgot the bridge would stop sinking due to the reduced traffic. With that money saved, the indoor pool could be built.
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Thank you for adding the bridge issue. We'll just need to make sure that the areas around the new indoor pool will be monitored 24/7 to ban those nasty looking, dog-walking, troublemakers from the premises.
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Nobody has proposed a totally cost-effective, safe, solution to our "Welcome Gate" situation so far.
I think I and a few others did.
Let the gates open automatically upon entering as they do exiting.

It's cost effective -- probably everything is in place. No more repairs from gate crashers.
It's safe -- As safe as the red button or pushing on through. Real gates are not made out of extremely light weight material.
It regulates traffic the same way the exit gates do.
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Nobody has proposed a totally cost-effective, safe, solution to our "Welcome Gate" situation so far.
I think I and a few others did.
Let the gates open automatically upon entering as they do exiting.

It's cost effective -- probably everything is in place. No more repairs from gate crashers.
It's safe -- As safe as the red button or pushing on through. Real gates are not made out of extremely light weight material.
It regulates traffic the same way the exit gates do.
That possible solution was mentioned in the original post on this thread.
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IMHO the gates are just fine as they are.
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Here's a simple solution to eliminate the damage caused to the gates by impatient drivers


http://youtu.be/OmgjsYQHE0w
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Anyone get off their computer long enough to read the "Daily Sun" today?

Nice article on "GATES".

Need a smiley for " Get a life". IMHO
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That possible solution was mentioned in the original post on this thread.
And repeated many times after.........
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The reason the gates are open to the public is so the county has to pay for street repair. When The Villages was told that by the county they opened all the gates to the public. Private communities must pay for their own street repair. Now for the cameras: Don't any of you know or remember the shooting death in The Villages?? Three thugs came in and shot the husband and wife ( she died and he lived), and then took their daughter with them (all on camera). They immediately had pictures of them and the license, and caught them the same day. So we may be open, but their is security.
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The reason the gates are open to the public is so the county has to pay for street repair. When The Villages was told that by the county they opened all the gates to the public. Private communities must pay for their own street repair. Now for the cameras: Don't any of you know or remember the shooting death in The Villages?? Three thugs came in and shot the husband and wife ( she died and he lived), and then took their daughter with them (all on camera). They immediately had pictures of them and the license, and caught them the same day. So we may be open, but their is security.
Is that the story of the drug dealer[s] who were [or maybe once] friends with the daughter?

I found the story. click here

I agree that it's important to take pictures of everyone entering and leaving at the gates whether you use a card, push a button or they open automatically.
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