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Reporters Notebook

“Reporters Notebook” is a roundup of quotes, notes, bits and bites gleaned from meetings, events, press releases, e-mails or simply overheard on the street. Some of it is just for fun, and some of it is newsworthy tidbits that did not find a home in the other pages of the paper. Look for “Reporters Notebook” each Monday in the Summit Daily News.

News nuggets

– Hats off to Summit High School senior Matt Vawter-Beaird, who won sixth place in the Art Institute’s national American Teen Chef competition on Saturday, May 17. Vawter-Beaird won a $15,000 scholarship.

– Beginning in June, Frisco officials will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for council meetings.

– The Frisco Town Council adopted its Economic Development Strategy Tuesday. The strategy, developed by Leland Consultants, includes 80 strategies the town can consider.

– The Frisco Police remind all peninsula recreationists – skateboarders, disc golfers, cyclists, hikers and others – the town’s leash law does apply to the Peninsula Recreation Area and the police will enforce it this summer.

Quotes of note

“We’re not in a drought.” – Frisco Councilmember Jon

Zdechlik, during a discussion of the town’s water conservation measures Tuesday.

“I beg to differ.” – Frisco Public Works Director Tim Mack

“The governor hasn’t said we’re officially in a drought.”

– Zdechlik

“All we’re asking people to do is turn of the water when they’re brushing their teeth. It’s voluntary. We’re not going to send anyone to jail or boil them in oil.” – Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli, in regards to the town’s voluntary water restrictions.

“What does the “ho’ stand for?” – Frisco Councilmember David Amli, during a discussion about a potential new Frisco event called the Ho Ho Glow – a holiday hot air balloon glow.

“It’s Christmas and Santa’s coming in a hot air balloon.” – Councilmember Dede Dighero-Tuso

“You can read more into it if you want. I did.” – Councilmember Tom Connolly

“In my 20 years of banking, I’ve never run into someone doing something so dastardly as putting raw meat in a safe deposit box and walking away.” – Breckenridge Alpine Bank senior vice-

president Bill Souba

“For lease: Two parking spaces for $1.” – One of the many offers Fatty’s Pizzeria owner John Daisy received after the town told him he couldn’t build a temporary greenhouse on his two alley parking spaces. Daisy grows flowers in the greenhouse in the spring and displays them in the summer each year.

Heard on the police scanner May 19:

“A raccoon is threatening the R.P.’s (reporting party’s) doorway.”

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