Sidewalk proposal remains in limbo

By Thadeus Twelve | Young reporter we’re paying on a wait-and-see basis

There may be no light at the end of the rainbow for a sidewalk-improvement initiative in Bass Lake. (Chalk-art Vandelay Industries)
There appears to be no light at the end of the rainbow for a sidewalk initiative in Bass Lake. (Shadow Eifone/Chalk-art Vandelay Industries)

The eighth, ninth and 10th readings of a Bass Lake sidewalk-improvement initiative ended in a stalemate Monday at the monthly meeting of Bass Lake Town Council.

Council members were split on whether to finally vote on the proposal, which was presented earlier this year, after this happened.

The issue has been on the council agenda almost ever since.

Not only did councilpeoples not vote on the proposal Monday, but they couldn’t even decide if they should decide to vote on it. The same thing happened at the previous three public council sessions.

“It’s making the meetings monotonous and redundant,” said a resident in attendance who fled before he could be identified.

Councilguy M. Adam Bradbury (R-Bass Lake, PhD history) continues to be against the initiative, calling it “a failed attempt at infrastructure quasi-conduitiveness within an outdated approach to common community walkways.”

Reggie Jones (I-Out-on-the-Highway) said nothing.

Council vice-president Carolyn Shee was approached for comment by telephone at home following the meeting. Shee told the Beacon she was pan-frying a steak, chopping mushrooms and preparing a sauce.

The kitchen-related tasks apparently took precedence over a media inquiry about the issue. Sounding somewhat irritated, Shee elaborated on her meal-preparation obligations.

“I can’t speak for all of us, but I’m about to burn the steak,” she said, but confirmed a plan to look into the matter sometime later this week.

She declined to identify the cut of steak or the way she and Mr. Shee prefer it to be cooked.

The sidewalk proposal is expected to be put on the December agenda. That’s irie with Rock Underwood, spokesman for the Bass Lake Sidewalk Beautification and Replacement Committee.

“It better be on that agenda, mon,” Underwood said.



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