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Edison Tower In Trouble #165173
06/21/07 01:21 PM
06/21/07 01:21 PM
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Last edited by LK; 06/21/07 04:55 PM.
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Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK] #165177
06/21/07 07:53 PM
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Les:
I just emailed this to my office, and will send it around the office tommorrow.
I 'll pass it on to a few others also.

I know the tower has been closed for some time now, but I was unaware of the financial needs till you posted this

John


John
Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: HotLine1] #165179
06/21/07 08:34 PM
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I was also shocked to see they were in trouble with funding, would be nice if the township, and county could help with the matching funds, until they raise the difference.

Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK] #165182
06/21/07 10:24 PM
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They tricked the City of Ft Myers into taking over the Edison Home here. There are a lot of taxpayers who are not that excited about it.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: gfretwell] #165184
06/21/07 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
They tricked the City of Ft Myers into taking over the Edison Home here. There are a lot of taxpayers who are not that excited about it.


I am not suggesting the taxpayers pay for it just front the money needed, until they can raise the difference, It's amazing they don't have a fund set up that supports it.

Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK] #165185
06/22/07 12:15 AM
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They spent $9 million and got $4.2 back from revenues, contributions and grants.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: gfretwell] #165189
06/22/07 06:26 AM
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NJ also has the Edison Museum in West Orange which has Federal jurisdiction I believe. And Edison's home in LLewellyn Park (West Orange). I've never heard of funding situations there?
John


John
Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: HotLine1] #165193
06/22/07 10:46 AM
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well I want to be able to take my kids to those places and have them be as interested in it all as I was. So I am in for a few bucks!

Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: derailed] #165201
06/22/07 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by derailed
well I want to be able to take my kids to those places and have them be as interested in it all as I was. So I am in for a few bucks!


That is the way I look at it, something worth preserving.


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