R V Resorts developer to shift property interests to non-City holdings – Letter to commissioners

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Bob Allison speaks to Commissioner Pat Gass
Bob Allison speaks to Commissioner Pat Gass

Bob Allison

SUBJECT: A “Thank You” to the City Commission

March 7, 2013

Mayor Pelican
Vice Mayor Corbett
Commissioner Filkoff
Commissioner Gass
Commissioner Boner

Dear Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Commissioners,

Thank you for allowing us to make our proposal for the City’s idle property on Canopy Drive and for listening to our offer to make improvements to the City’s Golf Course. In spite of our belief this project would bring a million dollars or more each year into the City’s coffers for budget relief, we recognize the idea is going nowhere. We take full responsibility for failing to adequately communicate the true character of our planned project to the neighbors. Generators may be used in a camp ground but they are never used in a high end luxury RV resort.

We were encouraged by the public comments of Commissioner Filkoff and Commissioner Gass, recognizing an RV resort will be an important addition to the City and to the island, but we can read the tea leaves on the Canopy site. We will immediately shift our interest to other properties not owned by the City and not affiliated with the Golf Club and will remain hopeful Mr. Garrity can achieve some results releasing the Sheffield property with the FAA and securing its access.

Thank you again,

Bob Allison, CEO
Amelia Island’s RV Resorts

Copies to :

Joe Garrity
George Sheffield

March 7, 2013 2:43 p.m.

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terry (@guest_4742)
11 years ago

Everone know’s the city’s buget for this year is over a million dollars out of balance.Mr. Allison’s proposal might have corrected this but alas we should expect more cutbacks in services and even higher taxes. sadly, for us taxpayers, The city’s most important financial decisions are not guided by rational discourse and compromise but instead are guided by the selfish agendas of angry mobs, if Mr. Allison’s num bers are anywhere near correct then it is going to cost all fernandina beach taxpayers more than million dollars a year to povide an exclusive little playground for the residents of parkway north subdivision. this is more than $100 a year for each and every taxpayer in the city for someone else to have their own exclusive little private park? gimme a break, add this to the golfing of others we pay for subsidizing the golfclub and its no wonder our taxes are so high. ” I am so perturbed I am posting this twice”