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POMONA PARK - UPDATE OF 9-28-18: ALL Residents within the Town limits need to be aware of the following: 1) A pack of dogs (at least 4) have been reported by several residents, trolling the West side of Town at NIGHT! This area is West of Highway 17 and includes the entire area but moreso, around W. Main, Keown, Ridge, Hill, A & B Streets. Further, there is a German Shepherd that roams all day long on Railroad and W. Main. This dog chases vehicles and ran into someones brand new vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle and the dog walked away unharmed. Our Code Enforcement Team are in the process of contact this particular dogs owner(s) to get this dog in a fenced yard or left in the home. Next, 2 weeks ago, a white neuf that was let to roam the streets, was shot and killed by an unknown party. Please know these dogs have done a great deal of damage, not only by killing a goat, 2 cats, but also damaging vehicles. When dogs get into a pack, as these have, there is a trigger that goes off in their brains and they can become vicious. 1) DO NOT let your dogs loose AT ANY TIME! 2) KNOW that there have been serious threats by residents that they will SHOOT these dogs if they continue to cause mayhem. 3) This pack of dogs gather at night. 4) WE ALL MUST BE RESPONSIBLE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR ANIMALS!!! THEY MUST BE FENCED, IN YOUR YARDS, AT ALL TIMES. BETTER YET, BRING THEM INSIDE YOUR HOME AT NIGHT! 5) The Town is very limited as to how we can assist with this. We are not at work in the evenings and depend on EVERYONE to take responsibility to watch out for each other, our properties, etc. 6) If you cannot afford to tend to your animals, give them a break and give them away. BE RESPONSIBLE! 7) We have many children and elderly alike in Pomona Park and as a Town, stick together to protect everyone to the best of our ability.
IT'S TIME TO RESERVE YOUR BOOTH! The Pomona Park Beautification Committee is holding their Annual "EVERYBODY'S HAVE A YARD SALE"...SATURDAY, NOV. 3! Pass the word, it's time to reserve your space! Flyers will be in the Crescent City Courier Journal on Oct. 17! MARK THE DATE AND RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW. Call Joyce @ 1.386.213.0836
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS NEW APP / WEBSITE: I wanted to let you know about a new app that the Division of Recreation and Parks has developed. The Outdoor Florida app features recreational opportunities across Florida's local, state and federal lands. By downloading the free Outdoor Florida app or utilizing maps and resources on the Outdoor Florida webpage, you can access information about recreational trails, camping, beaches, boating, sports facilities, history and much more. You can access the Outdoor Florida app through our OGT website: https://floridadep.gov/parks/ogt.
LABOR DAY - We wish you ALL a safe and restful day on Monday, September 3, 2018! TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY THE 3RD TO CELEBRATE THE DAY...thank you! HISTORY: Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks. As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions, which had first appeared in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal. They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay. Many of these events turned violent during this period, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several Chicago policemen and workers were killed. Others gave rise to longstanding traditions: On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in other industrial centers across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it.Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later, when a watershed moment in American labor history brought workers’ rights squarely into the public’s view. On May 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives. On June 26, the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, called for a boycott of all Pullman railway cars, crippling railroad traffic nationwide. To break the strike, the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers. In the wake of this massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. More than a century later, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified. Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday. Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.
IT'S THE FIRST SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER (November 3)...it's not too early to get your space reserved! Please call Joyce Svingala with information. If you get a VM, please leave a message. Joyce - 386.213.0836 See you on the 3rd!
For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Joan O'Connor, Town Clerk by telephone at 386-649-4902, who serves as the Coordinator for Fair Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Section 504/ Americans with Disabilities Act.

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