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To the editor: I personally have heard enough about this cabana thing on the island.
The town heard input on this matter from residents before voting on it, and they decided the only measure that would be enforceable would be to ban them altogether.
I’ve heard it all from suggesting permits be issued to the town disposing of them if they’re left on the beach after 7 p.m. Do you want to know what happens when the town says, “Sure, we’ll do that?”
Let’s talk about additional expenses, more manpower to enforce it, more manpower to take them down and dispose of them, and it goes on and on.
Does anyone want to see his or her taxes increase?
While I feel for the tourists who have these “skin conditions” from being exposed to too much sun, logic would dictate, stay out of it or find another way to enjoy the beach, instead of being out during the hottest and brightest part of the day.
Also, if tourists drive 300 and 400 miles (as I’ve seen quoted in the paper), and then are denied to put up a canopy, would that discourage them from coming back? Are you kidding me?
If anyone goes on vacation and their highest priority is being able to set up a canopy on the beach, then they have larger issues that need to be resolved.
I, and many others, have heard enough of the matter. The town spoke last year. It’s over; it’s done.
I would appreciate the Beacon not printing any more editorials, as all this does is fester what is obviously an open wound to some.
If those of you who feel so strongly about this matter with your town council members, remember them at voting time, but I would strongly suggest you concentrate your efforts on more worthwhile causes than a bloomin’ canopy.