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    Posted: 09/March/2013 at 1:45pm

I am really PO(ed) about the fest's cancellation. 

 
What kind of message is this village sending to a handful of punks?  If they feel they can invade our area and get away with mischief that results in the entire community missing out on fun family events (like our fireworks display and now the Fest), where will they decide to strike next.  Rib Fest?  Groovin in the Park?  Maybe they will crash the Farmer's Market.
 
Are we a bunch of candy asses (excuse my language) afraid to stand up to a small number of teens and young adults?  So what if we have to call for backup from other communities to police the Fest, I assume we'll have enough $ that will not be spent on the fireworks, to beef up our force if needed.
 
I was going to write to the Review but thot I'd voice my anger here first to see how you all felt about this.
 
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I share your deep annoyance, frizzie. The other events are in a contained area, with limited ingress and egress. The cops can monitor things far more easily there. So they aren't at risk of closure to rowdies and gang bangers. And Farmer's Market takes place in early day time. 
Things have gotten to be more of a problem than most people realize, and the expense for police protection was soaring. The Chamber is smart to back off a year and retool. 
Hope they can make tweaks and bring back a fest that creates less problems for neighbors as well. 
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Originally posted by Just the Facts Just the Facts wrote:

]Things have gotten to be more of a problem than most people realize, and the expense for police protection was soaring. The Chamber is smart to back off a year and retool. 


They should have just cancelled the late evening portion of the event. What's wrong with a daytime street fair? That would be family-friendly.

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I doubt the daytime part is what brought in $$ though.
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Originally posted by piehead piehead wrote:

I doubt the daytime part is what brought in $$ though.


Money for who? For the non-alcohol related businesses on Mad St. exposure, foot-traffic and good will would seem the motivation to participate. The other Mad St. personality may seem the alpha dog, but the day merchants have spent time, effort and money to separate/ stand apart from the nightlife image.

Trying to market both aspects in one event might be reaching.

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@frizzie, The money that is/was spent for fireworks at the park is not funded by the village or the chambers of commerce (for what i remember reading last year) . So thinking that the village would have more $ for SF is incorrect.
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Originally posted by Omnipotent Omnipotent wrote:

@frizzie, The money that is/was spent for fireworks at the park is not funded by the village or the chambers of commerce (for what i remember reading last year) . So thinking that the village would have more $ for SF is incorrect.


The pressure to "rethink" our community events does seem to trace back to "security" issues. It's a cost the village has absorbed in the past; their contribution to the cause, as it were. By cancelling two large scale events, the village sheds these costs. Is it a significant savings? Is it the prime reason these events have been cancelled? What options were discussed?

If residents knew the costs, they'd be better able to determine if the savings are worth losing the events. Assuming that the savings will not be returned to the taxpayer, on what will the money be spent instead?

Instead, the decisions are being made without the information being shared with the public. Once again, behind closed doors, a relatively small group is calling the shots. Will anyone tell the truth? Maybe someone who claims to be providing it; unvarnished?

Which is it? Economic or fear-based decision making?



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