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« Reply #160 on: Jan 1st, 2007, 1:00pm »
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Way to go guys! We have contacted the state historic commsion but historic preservation is way down at the bottom of the budget. We did have a grant from them several years ago to buy the ground, but by the time the request got processed, Wawa had an option on the ground. It looks like the only way we are getting the ground is if Wawa gave it to us or the state used eminent domain in which case the ground would be turned over to the township. The previous republican administration did every thing they could to destroy us because of our president's previous '70s political history. When one of the council members ran for mayor, he had a cartoon showing trains and Mike wearing a bandits mask again mistating the amount of money spent on the museum, none of which came from the township taxpayers! And Mike wasn't even running for office. Shows you where this guys head was! No wonder he lost!  
 
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« Reply #161 on: Feb 25th, 2007, 8:32pm »
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Mr. Ed-
 
       Its almost March.....one month closer to spring track laying!!!  haha  Whats been going on out there lately?   -Chris


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« Reply #162 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 10:16am »
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Funny you should mention track laying. Back in April when we laid down the sections on the siding, it turns out I tore up my shoulder which resulted in surgery in November. Guess who won't be swinging a spike hammer anymore? The weather hasn't been cooperative either. And since I lost my job and my company car in January, I have only been up there for the meetings. But since spring is right around the corner I figure we will begin another season of work. We are still in need of usable ties before we can lay any rail. And the plan is still to lay the permanent rail in front of the station and proceed down the trail as far as we can including the switch for the siding. Once we get that down, we will have to shuffle the equipment around to get the diesel at the back end of the siding instead of at the head of the siding. That should be fun!
 
I'll keep you posted here as it happens.
 
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« Reply #163 on: Feb 28th, 2007, 9:15pm »
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Mr. Ed-
 
        Sounds good. Two things I also want to look into on your behalf...... one being a donation of ballast-- Over the last few years Stavola Sand and Gravel has been very generous to Pine Creek with donations of stone, usually 50 tons at a clip. Granted its smaller stone, like 1 inch or 3/4 inch stone (probably stuff they have in mass abundance) but if its free.......still makes good ballast though, easy to work with.
       The other is a backhoe for doing grading work for the tracks-to-be.  I work for NJ American Water Company, on the road crew.  Although all of Pemberton isnt American Water territory, we do have a small area in Pemberton that we cover. Our backhoe operator (who is also our Union vice-president) wants to look into the possibilty of using our machine on occasion for your benefit if you would like.  Not sure how much grading work needs to be done, but if there is grading to be done hopefully we can help out.  Nothing set in stone of course, but definitley stuff I`ll try to gather more info about. Let me know what you think.   Take care      -Chris


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« Reply #164 on: Feb 28th, 2007, 10:25pm »
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on Feb 26th, 2007, 10:16am, Mr._Ed wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Funny you should mention track laying. Back in April when we laid down the sections on the siding, it turns out I tore up my shoulder which resulted in surgery in November. Guess who won't be swinging a spike hammer anymore? The weather hasn't been cooperative either. And since I lost my job and my company car in January, I have only been up there for the meetings. But since spring is right around the corner I figure we will begin another season of work. We are still in need of usable ties before we can lay any rail. And the plan is still to lay the permanent rail in front of the station and proceed down the trail as far as we can including the switch for the siding. Once we get that down, we will have to shuffle the equipment around to get the diesel at the back end of the siding instead of at the head of the siding. That should be fun!
 
I'll keep you posted here as it happens.
 
Later!
Mr. Ed
Sorry to hear about that problem you encoured.  That has got to be painful.
I guess that Green Cab Elite maybe swinging the old hammer with Karl.
I have not read anything more on the WAWA situation since your last report.  However, I wouldn't been all that surprised if they are clear on schedule for their umpteenth WAWA.


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« Reply #165 on: Mar 1st, 2007, 10:49am »
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Chris:
Heck yes we would appreciate any material and/or labor that could come our way.
 
And as far as Wawa goes. We are not out of options yet. I have sent them an e-mail asking that if they really do mean to be a good neighbor as they say on their web site, they should donate the ground to the Trust and stay where they are and put thier super Wawa there. If you go to their site and click on customer service, you will find a contact us page where you can send them a message. If enough people do this maybe they will get the message. I also reminded them that a donation of such magnatude would be a really nice tax write-off for them.
 
My participation at the museum has dropped off severly since I was let go from my job at the beginning of January. I am using my in-laws extra car but I do not want to put a lot of miles on it so I stay home and surf the web looking for a decent job.
 
Later!
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« Reply #166 on: Mar 2nd, 2007, 9:40am »
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   I see no reason why people shouldn't send mother WAWA some creative e-mails.  
    Some might say it's a waste of time but if nobody tries how will you know for sure.  
     I say nothing ventured/ nothing gained.


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« Reply #167 on: Mar 2nd, 2007, 10:21am »
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I agree. The more the merrier!
 
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Mr. Ed  


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« Reply #168 on: Mar 17th, 2007, 5:09pm »
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Yo Ed,
    When does the new township council get sworn in in Pemberton?
Remember that comment I made about eminent domain?   Not for nothing, but if these new members are railroad friendly, maybe some eminent domain proceedings against WAWA property may begin?
    Also, have you any updates on the other WAWA write in campaign?
          ...........Eddie


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« Reply #169 on: Mar 18th, 2007, 1:58pm »
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The new council has been sworn in but they are in no way leaning toward making Wawa mad. They still see this as a chance to increase ratables in the township. The chances of anything changing is very slim to none!
 
Later!
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« Reply #170 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 5:03pm »
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Typical Jersey politicians.  Greedy, stupid and corrupt.
How's things faring on your end Ed?


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« Reply #171 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 8:53pm »
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Ah, me.  The Gloom & Doom is back on track.  Aren't we being a little judgmental about newly elected officials in a township where you don't live?  
I don't want to sound critical of you all, we're on the same side, but let's give these folks a chance.
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« Reply #172 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 9:21pm »
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its kinda tough, considering every morning you turn the radio on and hear about all the corruption in the state.  the state is a mess.  I live in the next town over from pemberton.  
 
while you are right, we shouldn't judge, we really don't expect better at this point either.


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« Reply #173 on: Mar 21st, 2007, 9:16am »
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Eddie;
I am still looking for work in my chosen field but it is getting frustrating since it is such a small field. My former employer has paid for counseling at one of those companies that wants you to change professions, but at my age I cannot make do with an entry level position. And since I am using the in-laws extra car, I do not want nor can I afford to drive it a lot so my trips to the museum are for meetings only. And I have visited every one of those internet sites like monster, and careers, career builder, and a few specifically for the refrigeration industry. I filled out all the information about my field and what I want to do yet they still send me openings in retail and telemarketing positions. They just don't get it!  
 
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« Reply #174 on: Mar 21st, 2007, 11:30pm »
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      Andy  S.    That's just too bad you do not like my comments above.  Skip over them if they offend you.
      
       Ed..have you talked with Karl on openings at his day time job?
      


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« Reply #175 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 9:19am »
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No, but I have spoken with others in that neck of the woods. Something will come up. There is always McDonalds!
 
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« Reply #176 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 2:01pm »
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on Mar 20th, 2007, 9:21pm, green_elite_cab wrote:       (Click here for original message)
its kinda tough, considering every morning you turn the radio on and hear about all the corruption in the state.  the state is a mess.  I live in the next town over from pemberton.

 
Tell me about it. McGreevey was gay and Corzine is a complete moron who is not capable of running a state government. But it's not just NJ. No, Philly's even worse. And in DC? Congress and Bush are at a stalemate. Nothing's going to happen at all. Can't we get some decent politicians around here who can actually do something good?
 
Okay, back on topic now .


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« Reply #177 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 11:09am »
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Hey guys!
 
My board of review for Life Scout  is on May 16, and because of the age limits in scouts, and me being pretty much on the line for all requirements (i turn 18 this december)  They have also given me the oppertunity to start planning and to start writing up my Eagle scout project for approval.
 
I know in the past i've mentioned possibly helping, and now is the time i can begin all the processes and such to come down and help.  
 
If anyone could give me a number to call so i can start setting things up, I'd much appreciate this!
 
I need to find things out like a specific job that the kids in my scout troop can perform, such as helping restore something, laying tracks, raise money, as well as safety issues involved, and any extra materials i'll need to bring to accomplish the task, all that good stuff.
 
my email is GreenElite_499@hotmail.com, so don't hesitate to email me with any questions
 
I hope to be in contact with you guys soon!
 
Thanks,  
Chris
 


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« Reply #178 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 11:27am »
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Chris give the station a call at 609-894-0546 on Wednesdays, Fridays or on the weekend and leave your information for Mike Tamn, the president. We are experiencing some difficulties getting station volunteers on the weekend so call before noon if you can. Since I lost my job I can no longer afford to go up as much as I used to so I cannot coordinate anything with you.
 
Later!
Mr. Ed


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« Reply #179 on: May 3rd, 2007, 5:47pm »
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yeah i called them yesterday when i got home from school, but i only got the machine.  hopefully i'll get called back.

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