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    I don't think they are really worried about the fishermen as long as it's open by the Summer for tourist season. At least my 2 cents worth.

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    Does anyone know what is going to happen tomorrow or going forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert(Tato)Piteo View Post
    I don't think they are really worried about the fishermen as long as it's open by the Summer for tourist season. At least my 2 cents worth.
    Spring break is pretty dang busy..... the pier was my reason for coming during that time, with the kids then grandkids.... now like to come just after and before the summer rush..... don't care for the hangout fest mid may either, especially where I stay now..... just to darn close

    Reservations have already been made..... Will not be good if I have to drive east everyday..... and Navarre is doing a deck rebuild sometime...

    .Pensacola is not my preferred but Fished it some and know people there(not seen for a while) sad for us visitors that make plans in advance
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    I feel your pain Bill been trying to find out for weeks when and if they were going to start. Never was able to even find out if the contract had been bid out. I sent email to Lamar Pendergrass the other day asking him to keep me informed so I could let everybody informed what was going on. I sure hope they get started in week or so but just called and no work has started yet and no materials in the parking lot. I talked with one of the pier managers last week and he said it would take couple days for park maintenance people to clear pier of tables,benches,garbage cans and all the signs.

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    Looks like a lot of trips gunna be made east toward the piers in Florida. Maybe we can take refuge there until the pier is ready!!
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    1 hour to Pensacola, 1-1/2 to Navarre depending on time of day & traffic ..... makes for a long day for this older guy..... up at 4am to beat the morning traffic, stay till 6pm to miss the evening.... get back after dark with fish to clean still (hopefully) and not on their piers..... not fun day after day..... ok the occasional day trip to find clean water if GS is dirty
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    Yep, that's why I like Gulf Shores..a little bit closer to home for me and don't have to deal with Florida traffic and I can get there in a reasonable time. Going to Pcola or Navarre is a full day "adventure" for me, which really sucks if the fishing turns out to suck too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frednic View Post
    I don't suppose they could delay until next winter and start in mid December with the panels already assembled so the time would be reduced.
    Without having any first hand knowledge of the problems I would like to second this motion.
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    The window to begin this project is behind us, period.
    Next November would not be too early to start it. Plenty of time to get all the i's dotted and t's crossed. Every effort should be made to limit the pier's downtime to an absolute minimum and not during the spring fishing. The spring fishing is very dear to all of us and it's just around the corner.
    Patch up a few of the worst spots or not. If any feel its too risky to walk on the pier right now, go on out to the Perdido jetty.
    Yes the pier is rough and needs repair, but we've still been using it for a good while in this condition.
    We have to go slow and be careful.

    Any ideas to further this motion will be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandflea View Post
    Any ideas to further this motion will be greatly appreciated.
    Perhaps an online petition.
    Thomas Sowell, “You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that, for bureaucrats, procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.”

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    It sucks not knowing for sure..... being a visitor and needing to make reservations (not cheap) the only reason I come is to fish on the pier everyday..... the beach has no appeal, just like the pass..... I come to GS to fish the pier and visit with friends on the PIER
    you've got my support to try and postpone till the later fall this year..... someone needs held responsible for this crap not being ready to start..... in my world someone would be fired, but then Im not in guberment

    There will be a bunch of visitors that don't keep up with things in the area, that will be pissed if coming and pier not open during spring break/ Easter
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