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I never thought I would read such comments from residents on the Island nor can I believe your tax dollars are being spent on such matters. I'm not sure what is more frustrating. My husband and I have been short term home renters on this Island during the summer months for the last six or seven years. Not only do we keep our money in the US to help our enconomy but we contribute to your local enconomy, as well. We rent the home, we used to rent a boat until we purchased a boat last year (but it is docked year round over here contributing to a local business), we purchase items from the local stores, I take my brothers girlfriends to a local spa for a girls day, eat at local restraurants, what else?
We obey the laws on this island as well as those on the east coast of Florida where we work and live full time. We own water front property on the west coast of Florida further north and were actually considering purchasing water front property here to build on someday in the near future but when residents feel they have the right to say if a homeowner can rent their property or even anchor off the water behind a home to fish ..... do we want to live on an island such as this??? We always thought it was such a nice place and the people were such kinder but the truth be told this article makes me think otherwise.
As to someone fishing behind a persons house it is so upsetting to hear this is actually even being heard on an agenda. If it were my house I'd be on my dock asking if they were catching anything.
We are on the island right now for a month before returning later in August so I guess I should not let anyone know we are renters or everyone will think less of me. In todays world are there not items that are of such greater importance or have we all forgotten the important things in life.
Those of you fortunate enough to live here year round should remember that these renters come here because they want to experience this style of life. Is there a chance that a renter may get out of hand every once in while....yes there is but truth be told how often does that happen????
Try and enjoy your life and not complain about the small things.
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