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Change the name Fountain Park to Swamp Park

Letter to the Editor

November 1, 2016
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Change the name Fountain Park to Swamp Park

To the Editor:

After browsing the Observer and reading the article regarding Fountain Park, I was in total disbelief!

I am so sick and tired of hearing Fort Myers Beach doesn't have money! So, if you're not going to fix it I guess you'll have to change the name to Swamp Park as I'm sure it will cost a lot more to tear it out, and by the looks of it, I'd say that would cost a lot more to remove it, correct? I asm myself, "what does Fort Myers Beach have money for?"

You leave it up to the businesses to fund the fireworks for the two biggest events, New Years Eve and Fourth of July - which thank you to all of the businesses that have managed to make that happen.

You claim it costs $60,000 for each fireworks display which has saved your pocketbook $120,000. So my question is, "where is the money?" There's $120,000 already in your pockets.

The hotels pay an 11 percent bed tax, which is far above the normal. I am ashamed of the way this island is run as I'm sure I'm not the only one! You should be ashamed! Do what's right for the island.

Sandra Collins

Fort Myers Beach



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