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#165173 - 06/21/07 02:21 PM Edison Tower In Trouble  
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#165177 - 06/21/07 08:53 PM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK]  
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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


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#165179 - 06/21/07 09:34 PM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: HotLine1]  
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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.


#165182 - 06/21/07 11:24 PM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK]  
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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.


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#165184 - 06/22/07 12:09 AM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: gfretwell]  
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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.


#165185 - 06/22/07 01:15 AM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: LK]  
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They spent $9 million and got $4.2 back from revenues, contributions and grants.


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#165189 - 06/22/07 07:26 AM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: gfretwell]  
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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


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#165193 - 06/22/07 11:46 AM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: HotLine1]  
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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!


#165201 - 06/22/07 02:25 PM Re: Edison Tower In Trouble [Re: derailed]  
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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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