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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.

Quotes of note



“I, unfortunately, will not be able to attend tomorrow – I have a previous engagement. I’m playing golf, but it’s a previous engagement.” – Frisco Councilmember Rick Amico, regarding a luncheon between Frisco officials and representatives of the town’s lodging community



“I don’t have a problem with the concept, I just have a problem that this is sort of a new-age thing, and everybody’s jumping on the bandwagon.” – Frisco Councilmember David Amli, during a council discussion about wayfinding

“We just listed it as one of out top priorities. Now we’re pissing in the face of it.” – Frisco Councilmember Tom Connolly, during the same discussion, as some council members hesitated over the cost of hiring a consultant to develop a wayfinding plan for the town

“We’re pissing in the face of $50,000. That’s what we’re doing.” – Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli

“We’re going to get them just in time for these wayfinding people to get here and say they’re tacky.” – Frisco Councilmember Bernie Zurbriggen, regarding banners the town recently ordered to advertise special events

“We don’t know what’s going to happen in January. We’ve been told we can possibly expect some pretty substantial reductions. We think we’re in shape to absorb those rescissions should they come. If there’s good news and we don’t have to cut this year, we will have a cushion next year.” – Schools Superintendent Wes Smith regarding the district’s proposed budget

“It’s interesting that we have cameras in our high school and middle school (but not on our buses).” – Smith, during a discussion of whether sixth-graders are bullied by high-schoolers as they ride the bus together

News nuggets

n About 10 people attended last week’s school board meeting to express their disappointment that Assistant Schools Superintendent Millie Hamner was not among the finalists in the district’s superintendent search. “All of us feel you are overlooking one of the district’s best assets,” Christine Scanlan told the board.


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