Susan Hardee Steger
Attorney Michael Mullin is requesting that within 90 days the City of Fernandina Beach take “every action necessary,” to provide sidewalk access to Salty Pelican’s Front Street property. In a letter to City Attorney Tammi Bach, Mullin states, “it would appear that the City still owns the 10 foot strip that runs beside the Marina Restaurant.”
For almost a year, owners of the Salty Pelcian Al Waldis and T.J. Pelletier have asked the city to extend the sidewalk south to Centre Street. According to Mullin, “My client relied upon the City’s staff’s representations that access would be provided from Centre Street to their property, and that, obviously, has not happened.”
Mullin further states, “Our title company indicated that based upon the lack of exhibits and maps being included with Ordinance 258 and ,further, based upon the language utilized within the Ordinance, the title company cannot make a title determination as to the right-of-way.
Currently, the 10 foot strip is used for parking. Cars, along with the lack of sidewalks, create a challenge for pedestrians. According to City Attorney Bach, the city commission will eventually determine how to proceed.
December 27, 2012 4:35 p.m.