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Don't raise taxes

Letter to the Editor

August 31, 2016
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Don't raise taxes

To the Editor:

I am not in favor of tax increase just to balance the budget, which brings me to my biggest pet peeve. Why do we need so many employees with paid benefits on our small island?

This island looks like Frontier Land in Disney World. It has been taken over by Public Works riding around on ATVs and not just that department. Many times I see two, three and four people

riding around in these ATVs. Why? There seems to be no rhyme or reason when they drive up and down the sandy beach, endlessly.

If we cut back on the number of employes we may not have taxes raised.

I have a concern about the storm water drainage project, is it the right way? What happens if it doesn't do the job? Lowering the only road on and off the island and making the grade to the center

for water to run thru pavers into the drain seems risky. This is so confusing to me. There are so many moving parts to this. I feel one council member is correct when asking questions about this and

I was shocked to hear a council member say no one is confused about this. Council needs to stop bickering be respectful of each other and just govern.

Why are we not doing the same as the North end of the island?

They have a normal road that the grade puts the storm water to the sides. We need to slow down, identify the streets that really need this and work on that. This is a huge project.

We are a barrier, self-draining island.


Fran Cooke

Fort Myers Beach



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