As I’ve followed the Dock of the Bay saga through its many iterations, the one constant has been the neighbors’ vigilance to ensure the Millers Island restaurant does not violate court orders and zoning regulations prohibiting live music and karaoke.
I received a forwarded e-mail late last month, for example, that a neighbor noticed the speaker system was still set up at the restaurant, in violation of a court order.
I thought about those neighbors when I saw in The Sun on Thursday that restaurant owner Lawrence J. Thanner is planning to build a floating bandstand.
“I’m preparing to bring a raft over soon,” he told The Sun. “I’ve got materials for it already.”
I’m guessing there will be some permit and zoning battles before the water shows can begin, if they are even allowed at all.