Monday, July 20, 2009

A collection of information

OK, so the Gov. Patrick thing tomorrow will be outside if the weather is good and inside City Hall if the weather is bad.

The DEP commissioner will be arriving in town at about 12:30. She's coming out here to the beach and then to the landfill, where I'm (again) sure all will be hunky-dory.

The public meeting may not start until 4:30, according to Brian Derrivan at tonight's Ad Hoc Indpendent Counsel meeting, which wasn't a meeting because there wasn't a quorum. But those who were there took suggestions from the people in the audience about what to ask the DEP commissioner.

Ron Klodenski and some other people were talking after the meeting and I brought up the DEP's "concerns" about using sand from the beach for these toe dikes they use during beach nourishment.

Ron - who seems to be up on everything - said the sand has to be compatible with the sand already on the beach as far as organisms and such goes. So that makes sense, as much as any of this makes sense.

As for me, I'll be happy if I can get through this week without alienating or offending anyone.

9 comments:

Ari Herzog said...

WHDH is forecasting up to 2 inches of rain throughout Tuesday; so my guess is the Governor will speak indoors.

Anonymous said...

"As for me, I'll be happy if I can get through this week without alienating or offending anyone."

Too late.

Gillian Swart said...

Really, anonymous? Seems like you come on here a lot. That doesn't seem too offended, and definitely not alienated, to me.

Anonymous said...

You were supposed to laugh at my joke. I guess I should have added one of these ;-)

Gillian Swart said...

And you were supposed to ask how I could possibly know how often you come on here ... ;)

Good one, though. Made me realize that I'm taking things way too seriously. Thanks.

Bubba said...

One of the early lessons of beach nourishment was that the added sanded needed to be of similar grain size to that on the beach or it wouldn't "fuse" to the existing beach. This is why the dredged channel sand is the preferred material as much of it is overwash from the beach dune.

Gillian Swart said...

Thanks, Bubba ... so why do you think DEP is suddenly throwing all these "concerns" out there?

Bubba said...

Because that's what bureaucrats do...

I'm also guessing that it's partly related to them not wanting to set a precedent for bulldozing the beach.

Bella said...

Hi Gillian ,
Gov. Patrick is going to be here today.July 21,2009 at 6:30 PM.
I just called his office to check this out!