There are knowledgeable residents on the subject of our beach and hopefully they will contribute valuable facts on the re-nourishment issues including our accretion rights as well as liability issues.
In off-line discussions as stated by one resident: “To many the major issue is our property values. Few communities have such access and that distinguishes our community and adds value. If its public how will others get there?”
Consider that for years discussions have been held regarding water taxis from the Coconut Point area (thinks Weeks Fish Camp and/or Coconut Point Marina) to Lovers Key, Sanibel, etc.(I believe our Community Manager has been at meetings where this was discussed) And, it is not a stretch to consider that at any time an enterprising boat captain could simply shuttle people back and forth (for a fee) … nice boat ride to a remote beach. Communities such as Pelican Sound and West Bay might also consider this a pleasant destination.
If you listen to the audio clip from the April Board meeting on this subject (you can find this in the April 20th post) you will hear PLCA Director Paul Erhardt (WCI’s rep) advise the board that the State of FL has already suggested they may want Pelican Landing to allow the public to use our facilities in return for issuing a permit. Not the picture of exclusivity for our “private” Beach Park.
The board of PLCA is not providing adequate info to the residents to educate you on the potential benefits as well as the liabilities. Let’s have a conversation here on this blog where you can post a comment (with your name or not) — and let’s get the confusion and the facts out on the table. There is much to consider with little to no info coming from the board.
Concerned Resident – Anne Cramer