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Mr. Issler, If Marco Island is not a retirement destination what are you doing here?I purchased my home in 2002 and looked forward to retirement here. You are so wrong in saying that "retirees are a small portion of those that live here".
Look around. My neighbors are all retired. I go to the store mostly retired older folks. I go to the beech, older folk, visitors and tourists. I go to the local bar on Saturday night I was the youngest person in the place and at 11.00 pm the next to the last in the place listening to the band playing to a empty bar.
So Mr.Issler tell me where this "non retirement" crowd is on Marco Island as I still am the "youngster" as my neighbors call me. They find it hard to believe my age and planning my retirement so soon. Again, what are you doing here?
As far as the fire boat this is another step to "exclusive" living on Marco Island. I can hear it now "we have a state of the art fire boat" for the realtor to use as a sales pitch to MR&MRS. boat owner who has come to the island looking to purchase. We also have this brand new bridge so you can speed as fast in you car as your boat. "Do not worry if you crash our state of the art EMS will take great care of you on land and sea".Next, like I say we need a Marco Island "Air rescue helicopter" so we can handle the transport to a "level one trama center".
This is the "New Marco Island " demographic as some see it. Jet set boater, fast cars, aircraft and of coarse "Multi-millon dollar home. This "support" system the city is putting in place is all part of the "big picture" I have been seeing and writing about for years. It is a plan that unfortunatly does not include many of the current residents of Marco Island in Deltona Homes with lower tax rates no boat or fast car or aircraft ownership.
The plan is to have this infustructure in place to "market" the island to a new clientel. One with a lot of money.
I figure I will remain with my fast classic car, classic chopper motorcycle, rock music loud as I like it that way but my classic Deltona Home will have to remain. That may be a problem fitting in to the "New Marco Island" but who cares.
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