Following in the North Miami tradition of just making up rules as you go along, I am officially declaring that Easter Sunday is the last day you can legally hang outdoor Christmas lights on your house.
For example, the rental property located at 17471 NE 19th Avenue, in North Miami Beach, which is owned by the wife of Golden Beach resident and former Commissioner Al Paruas, STILL has Christmas lights on display as of this morning:
Seriously! What’s up with that?
I don’t see any lights on the Parauas’ homesteaded residence located at 645 Golden Beach Drive, do you?
I also don’t see any rusty iron fences, sun weathered facia or crabgrass here, either. Just saying.
Then again, we should give old Al a break. He’s had his share of troubles.
Back in 2005, Judge J.D. Parrish of the Division of Administrative Hearings in Tallahassee, Florida, entered a Recommended Order to the Ethics Commission, requesting it to “enter a Final Order and Public Report concluding that the Respondent, Al Paruas, violated Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes (2002). The Respondent should be subject to a public reprimand and the imposition of a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000.”
The Commish was accused of using his influence “to have his wife’s parking ticket voided” when she illegally parked in a handicapped zone. According to the Order (WHICH YOU MUST READ!), Mrs. Commish was a raging bitch when she was slapped with the ticket, nearly running over the police officer who cited her.
Oh, those wild and crazy little towns.
Too bad it really isn’t illegal to cite someone for having their Christmas lights up past Easter. But maybe I can get my hands on one of Myron’s Fake Notices of Violation and serve Mrs. Paruas with one.
“Spreading the Wealth”