Miss Vero is very excited, not to hear the news (we already have), but to finally see it in print:
We know that Karen and Chuck Mechling have worked like dogs to keep this little community progressing and maintaining it as a show place for Indian River County. Miss Vero loves that it is not gated, offers rentals, townhouses, beautiful villa homes and fabulous polo ground estates. We love the events like Screen on the Green, Winterfest, polo on Sunday afternoons (all free to residents and the public) and the very welcoming (nonexclusive) Club at Pointe West. And now it gets even better. Soon there will be a medical facility and later a town center with shops and restaurants.
Now, we know a lot of y'all nay saying no development types won't even entertain the thought of growth, but here's a prime example of some folks who have committed themselves to the community and have done a beautiful job. About seven or so years ago, Miss Vero attended an economic summit at the Vero Beach campus of IRCC. At a considerable expense, a man was hired by the county -we believe it was Bill Furst - who flat out told the local gov that growth was gonna happen and it was their responsibility and ours (the people of Indian River County) to decide not IF but HOW it would happen. He said things either "ratchet up" or " ratchet down", but one thing's for certain - nothin stays the same. That auditorium was packed, but it turns out a lot of people dismissed the advice, we sure are glad Chuck Mechling paid attention.
DOES RUSS LEMMON READ HIS OWN PAPER?
Miss Vero would just like to point out to y'all that Mr. Lemmon said yesterday:
"With the Indian River Medical Center east of the railroad tracks and most of the population growth taking place to the west, logic says we're asking for trouble if we don't build an overpass someday."
While the Pointe West article, in the same day, quoted:
"The new medical building, right inside the Pointe West entrance, will be closer than Indian River Medical Center, which should be a big help for the assisted-living facilities in the area, Pointe West President Chuck Mechling says. You won't have to drive all the way to the hospital in the future"
Remember last week when the Secret Squirrel told us that the candidates for county commission failed to answer the economic development question? Maybe that's the only thing that doesn't change.
Time for Miss Vero to stop thinking so much and mix up a martini, or maybe a manhattan - for a change.
P.S. Here's a toast to the fabulous Mr. George Carlin and whoever put those billboards up near the Fort Pierce exit of I-95 (See June 11th post - "George Bless you")