Ocean Shores’ “Bucket List”

Things to do . . . before I go bankrupt:

10) Already did a Sewer LID and Street LID — how about an Air LID?

9) Build a new Police Station that’s twice as big as the Fire Station.

8) Pay the computer consultant guy to do “preventative maintenance” not just on every computer, but every copy machine, cell phone, coffee machine and desk lamp.

7) Quietly bring back Surf Rescue under “Double Secret Overtime.”

6) Instead of just laptops, update communication in OSPD vehicles with these.

5) Replace aging ambulances with these fuel-efficient vehicles.

4) Before we have to turn it back to the county, bring the  “swingers” to the Ocean Shores Convention Center . . . .every weekend!

3) See how far negative we can get the General Fund before the State Auditor scolds me again

2) Bring back McEachin! (We need a City Manager, don’t we?)

1) Raises for everyone . . . after all, you can’t take it with you!





About Tom Scanlon

Tom Scanlon started his journalism career as a sports stringer with the Pittsburgh Press (RIP) and Post-Gazette, then moved on to the Seattle Times, Mesa Tribune etc. He is the author of plays including "The Superhumans" and novels including "Ocean Shores Tourist Killer," "Atlantis City," and, now, "The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh."
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4 Responses to Ocean Shores’ “Bucket List”

  1. Starting Over says:

    This city’s 40+ years self-governing experiment is a failure. How a community that performs volunteer service so very well can also be so bad at governing itself is a mystery. The history of Ocean Shores city government would make an excellent thesis for a political science graduate student.

    • AnonyMe says:

      Well, this could be a bucket list. It could also be a page from the “To Do” list being worked on by the Broadbent/Dingler regime. Seems crazy enough.

  2. Resident says:

    Even the volunteers burn out after about three years solving no problems. New arrivals not knowing any better try to replace them and the endless cycle repeats as they too burn out.

  3. Green Bean says:

    Once a person hase lived here long enough fu ll time, and has been exposed to the ineptness and out of control spending/taxing/LID/utility costs, it would be beyond imagination or common sense for one to actually want to volunteer for city sponsored/funded activities. A person would be better off volunteering to help the needy and poor who might actually benefit and appreciate the effort.

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