Legislation for Burnt Island Lighthouse

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Postby shirin » Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:12 pm

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:55 pm

This was the masthead over the Burnt Island Story Shirin was kind enough to post ...

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DO you know these people? ....
DO you trust these people?

Doesn't look like a Murrow or a Cronkite in the bunch ....
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Doubt those who find it ...
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Postby island » Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:36 am

I do not understand the signifance of this legislation. Burnt Island was awarded to the Department of Marine Resources via the Maine Lights Program in 1998. It has been operated by DMR since that date.
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Postby Maria » Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:56 pm

Hopefully there is some money attached to the legislation....

And no, I don't know those people, and I certainly wouldn't trust them, especially the girl with the out-of-control hair.


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Postby island » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:03 am

This is basically an administrative bill, not a preservation bill. This bill grants zero money for Burnt Island programs or preservation. It only creates wording in statutes to add Burnt Island responsibity and authority to the legal job description of the commisioner of Marine Resources. Without granting this authority to the commissioner rule changes would by law have to be enacted through the cumbersome legislative process.

The bill was passed as emergancy legislation so that it would take effect immediately, rather the customary 90 days after passage.

Functionally there appears to be no change because the Department of Marine Resources has been running the Burnt Island program for several years since the State of Maine was granted this lighthouse property in 1998 as an outcome of the Maine Lights Program.
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