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Effort to Re-Create Petoskey's Light

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:15 pm


I contacted the USACE before they poured the new concrete base for the D9, and got the finished dimensions for the base. I then had our local, friendly architect place a 3D rendering of that base within a 3D rendering of the proposed replica historic tower, and confirmed that the concrete base will fit inside without any problem.

We hope to have a construction budget complete by the end of the week, and with that in hand, we can see if we can scare up the necessary funds to proceed with the project.
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:28 am


Local support ... from The Petoskey News Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/articles/20 ... 079374.txt
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Postby Grover » Thu May 06, 2010 2:27 am


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Still efforting ... From The Petoskey News-Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/articl ... 03286.html
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu May 06, 2010 4:32 pm


We go before the Park Commission to present our case next week, and the City Council the following week. Keep your fingers crossed!
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sun May 09, 2010 12:15 pm


Sending very positive thoughts for success...... =P~
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue May 11, 2010 6:55 am


Dick and I appeared before the Petoskey Parks and Recreation Commission last night. The Commission was very positive towards installing the shore-based replica, and voted unanimously to support the project. In order to provide the general public with the opportunity to voice support of concerns, the Commission will be scheduling a public hearing either late in May or early in June. Barring any major negative public input, the next step will be to present the concept to the full City Council for a vote. If that is positive, fund raising will begin soon thereafter.
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Postby Grover » Tue May 11, 2010 7:01 am


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Who doesnt like a unanimous vote! From The Petoskey News-Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/articl ... 002e0.html

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Postby NoahG » Wed May 12, 2010 6:54 pm


Very encouraging. I really hope this one keeps moving forward.
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Postby Grover » Mon May 24, 2010 7:19 pm


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The public's turn is coming ... The Petoskey News-Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/articl ... 03286.html
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue May 25, 2010 6:55 am


We will be making a presentation as part of this hearing on June 2.
Keep your fingers crossed that there is little, or non, negative public feedback.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:47 am


We made our presentation on erecting a replica of the 1912-1924 Petoskey breakwater
light before a hearing of the City Parks Commission last night. Happily there was only one
negative comment voiced by a citizen, with all other comments being overwhelmingly
positive. After public comment, the Parks Commissioners voted in favor of recommending
the project be approved by the City Council. It is hoped that the project can be added to
the agenda for the City Council for a vote next Monday.

The image below was displayed on an easel during the hearing. It was created at the Parks
Manager’s request by the City’s park architects to give the community an idea of how the
replica might appear in the park.

The park is located right on US 31, on a steep bluff, approximately 70 feet above the water,
and can be seen from the entire water front, making it an excellent location for the replica.

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Here is a report on the hearing from today's Petoskey News-Review.
http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/article_f4b0d4f4-6f0e-11df-b1a8-001cc4c03286.html
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:11 am


Terry, that’s just great ! Pending the city council vote, what kind of timetable are you looking at to erect the replica light ? The location sure looks to be Ideal…And very picturesque.... :D
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Postby Grover » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:42 pm


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From The Petoskey News-Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/articl ... 03286.html

(A Rendering ... )
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Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

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Postby Grover » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:05 pm


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Sidebar ... From The Petoskey News-Review

http://www.petoskeynews.com/editorials/ ... 03286.html
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:53 am


We attended the City Council meeting last night, and there is still disagreement as to what represents the best location for the replica structure. As such, the matter was tabled - to be raised at a future Council meeting.

Here's a link to today's article in the Petoskey News Review:

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/article_8ce8b5b2-7dfa-11df-92cc-001cc4c03286.html

The photo in the article shows a city bucket lift in the park with its bucket elevated to the same 41' height of the original breakwater light. The City Parks Manager had it placed there and then took photos from various locations showing the good visibility of the structure in that location.
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