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Old 02-04-2015, 05:02 PM
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Many solutions have been offered...all good ones. None proven to work in TV.
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I have not been here as long as you.
Have they tried other solutions and they didn't work?
What did they try?
What happened?
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:05 PM
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This should be the last word........................
Really, you think Post # 120 is the last word? You are optimistic indeed.
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Are the gatekeepers volunteers, or paid?
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:32 PM
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:25 AM
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Yes, as Tomwed said, the personnel at the gates are paid. They work 4 days on and four days off. They get no paid vacation time and no benefits.

It costs Villages' residents over a million dollars a year, which also includes maintenance, utilities, etc. Exactly how much over a million, I don't know but I think it''s pretty expensive to give us all a false sense of security when the streets are public and anyone can come and go as they please.
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It costs Villages' residents over a million dollars a year, which also includes maintenance, utilities, etc. Exactly how much over a million, I don't know but I think it''s pretty expensive to give us all a false sense of security when the streets are public and anyone can come and go as they please.
I know this is wandering off the topic of roundabouts, but it's an interesting point, since The Villages really isn't a gated community at all.
The Gates do give some type of psychological security, but is it really worth the price.
Many of us were unaware when we purchased that the gates are there for traffic control.
The streets are owned by the County; they are public property. As Bonanza said, anyone can enter.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:50 AM
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The subject has changed so I guess Bogie was right. He's always right!

Oh yeah, without the gates, golf carts don't stand a chance, especially during snowbird season.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:02 AM
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Oh yeah, without the gates, golf carts don't stand a chance, especially during snowbird season.
You are right, Walter123. . .

Why did the golf cart cross the road?

To get to the other side.

-- And without the gates, the odds of that happening would be greatly reduced.

Our gates save lives.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:28 PM
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My husband actually met a woman in a roundabout who was going in the wrong direction.
She shook her fist at him.
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I forgot the subject...is it gates or roundabouts
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:13 PM
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I think happy hour started early for a couple of people today.
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I think happy hour started early for a couple of people today.
133 no 134 roundabout post will drive anyone to an early happy hour!
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:13 PM
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Yes,yes, one lane would solve all the problems!!!! It even worked in New Jersey. I have read Sumters laws on the roundies and it is do what you want and let the lawyers solve the law suits!!!
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