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James Bentwood

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Feb 24, 2005
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I wonder who is responsible for and how much the liability insurance is to run a service like this. County has mandated it but La Dolce is the one running the service. Is the county getting a discount for all the free advertising La Dolce is getting? What type of business license does La Dolce operate under? So many questions.....
PS..Just to let you know..I DID do a license search and the only thing that comes up is a beverage license. Not the type that I think would be required to haul the public around on a public street on an open vehicle. Dont you have to have like a taxi license to do that? Hope our county attorney did his homework on this.
From what I have read and from talking to shuttle drivers, they are renting the carts from LDV for $35k. The drivers are about 8 TDC employees, salaries for pilot not to exceed $24k. One driver said that LDV was loaning them a tent until the TDC received theirs which is on order. I do find it odd that hardly anyone knew about it and that it was brought up and approved in a meeting and then started the next day. Seems to be a deal made by the Grayton Neighborhood Association and their friends on the BCC. I don't blame residents for wanting to reduce traffic or for business owners to get a free shuttle, but all or nothing is quite drastic. There was a meeting the other day including the Zoo Gallery who was blindsided but don't know what happened or who was there.
 

Matt J

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May 9, 2007
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I get the no parking, even if you left the existing parking you'd have a permanent traffic jam circling and waiting for parking as has been the case for years. Entitled tourists won't ride a golf cart if they can circle endlessly waiting on a spot to open.
 

TimeIsFree

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Sep 25, 2008
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Are the 3-4 spots by the boat launch locals only? I hate to think that even if I get there at the crack of dawn that I couldn’t use the spots at the launch. Will the shuttle help me tie my kayak to the golf cart roof ? ;- )
 

Truman

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Apr 3, 2009
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Are the 3-4 spots by the boat launch locals only? I hate to think that even if I get there at the crack of dawn that I couldn’t use the spots at the launch. Will the shuttle help me tie my kayak to the golf cart roof ? ;- )
They are open spots.
 

joho

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Aug 5, 2005
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Where do they power up the carts?
I’m sure they’re going to run out of juice running back and forth.
 

Jimmy T

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Apr 6, 2015
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Yep. The golf carts are noisy gas things. They run all day long. For kayak launching, the 4 spots by the dock fill up fast. Nowhere else to park. So, the new way they want you to do it is:
1. Drive to the launch and put your kayak/board in.
2. Drive to the parking lot.
3. Take the shuttle back to The Red Bar.
4. Walk back down to the dock to do your kayaking/ boarding.
 

joho

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Aug 5, 2005
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Yep. The golf carts are noisy gas things. They run all day long. For kayak launching, the 4 spots by the dock fill up fast. Nowhere else to park. So, the new way they want you to do it is:
1. Drive to the launch and put your kayak/board in.
2. Drive to the parking lot.
3. Take the shuttle back to The Red Bar.
4. Walk back down to the dock to do your kayaking/ boarding.
If I lived in Grayton I’d be pissed.
I despise unnecessary noise pollution....
 

TimeIsFree

Beach Comber
Sep 25, 2008
49
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Yep. The golf carts are noisy gas things. They run all day long. For kayak launching, the 4 spots by the dock fill up fast. Nowhere else to park. So, the new way they want you to do it is:
1. Drive to the launch and put your kayak/board in.
2. Drive to the parking lot.
3. Take the shuttle back to The Red Bar.
4. Walk back down to the dock to do your kayaking/ boarding.

Thanks Truman & Jimmy T. I'll likely go extra early , and if no dice, just put in at the State Park launch.
 
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