Tract K out of play for Marco charter high

Tract K is no longer in play as a potential home for a new charter high school — at least not for the next five years.

The Collier County School Board approved without discussion a lease with the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation on Tuesday night.

There wasn’t much fuss made in front of board members, but behind the scenes there was much discontent.

“I’m chagrinned that we let this happen,” said Marco Island City Council Chairman Frank Recker.

Marco Island residents and officials were disappointed that the School Board approved the lease with the nonprofit, which formed in 2010 seeking to further protect Tract K’s nesting American bald eagles.

The lease, which will start May 1, was approved through the consent agenda rather than being open for discussion before a vote. It gives the foundation sole use of the land for five years with a potential to extend or purchase the property.

“It was just pushed through,” said Kathy Campbell, a Marco Island parent.

That doesn’t give much hope for Tract K being the long-term location of the charter high school, the Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center. The high school opens in August at a temporary site on San Marco Road, which is also currently the home to many protected gopher tortoises.

The purpose of the lease is to provide some revenue to the district to help with financial challenges, district spokesman Joe Landon said. The foundation will pay the district $30,000 annually in quarterly installments of $7,500.

“This is about retaliation because the charter high school pushed (the school board members) hard to get approved. This isn’t about $30,000,” said Recker.

The vacant land near Tigertail Beach has been inhabited by the eagles for several consecutive nesting seasons limiting any potential use of the land.

The eagle foundation seeks to protect the birds by preventing development on the 11.6-acre parcel, which was deeded to the district by a prominent island developer, Deltona Corporation, in 1989 at a cost of $10.

Marco Island parent Darrin Palumbo said the lease isn’t necessary to protect the birds.

“There is no more protection for these eagles if you lease this place out or not,” Palumbo said, citing that state laws protect the birds by limiting development near the tree where they nest.

The foundation plans to create a “passive park,” with no activities or events that would disturb eagles. Carl Way, chairman of the foundation, couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday night.

Palumbo said he plans to gather resources with Recker and other attorneys to take the school board to task on the issue.

“I would support legal action against the BOE for not acting in accordance with the intent of the donor of the property when the Board accepted it,” Recker wrote in an e-mail to Palumbo and copied to the Daily News.

Recker, along with many other Marco Island leaders and residents, said he believes that Deltona Corporation deeded the land to the School District for the purpose of the land being used for education.

“It doesn’t have to be a school, but it sure as hell at least has to go to education and kids,” Recker said.

The school board is “exploiting a clerical mistake” of omitting restrictions for how the land could be used in the deed, Palumbo said.

“This is a smack in the face or spank on the butt,” he said. “They don’t like the fact that Marco Island people are not satisfied with their (the Collier County School District’s) level of education. We are a huge cash cow with a very little voting basis.”

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MarcoDefender writes:

Sure, $30,000 of revenue from a lease compared to a Collier School District 2010 budget of $961 million dollars (yes, nearly a billion dollars folks).

It's like adding a glass of water into the Mackle Park lake and calling it favorable water management.

A nice example of your local government at work.

1Paradiselost writes:

This is going to be good. We will now hear from all the people who want something for nothing in life.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

Recker-In your "humble" opininion what is the definition of education? It appears that your translation to what the Tract K deed says chnges from day to day. Is that education?

It never said for a school but for school purposes. That opens a whole world of possibilities, including making money for the district.

Now who is it picking on a poor clerk?

Now who is it that should have read the small print?

Too many were told that the deed said "for a school" and not the actual wording, believed what was told to them and did not bother reading the actual docunent themselves.

Now who was it that said if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe you?

marcoislandmom writes:

Unbelieveable.... That one Eagle is more important than our kids. We would even like the Eagle to stay on the property as the schools Eagle! We would build away from the bird. There is 11 acres to work with. But we know this has nothing to do with the Eagle. "Don't we" Shame on the school board for letting this happen. And why are you on the school board if you're not in support of our kids??? This is so wrong in sooo many ways:(

captnjimbo writes:

If it did become a site for the school it would have brought real closure and a major benefit to the Island. Of course if it were developed into a shopping center, perhaps with an educational toy store in the mix, it would bring tax revenue.

No long term good will come from this decision...a travesty.

extra234 (Inactive) writes:

in response to MarcoDefender:

Sure, $30,000 of revenue from a lease compared to a Collier School District 2010 budget of $961 million dollars (yes, nearly a billion dollars folks).

It's like adding a glass of water into the Mackle Park lake and calling it favorable water management.

A nice example of your local government at work.

Excellent post.

u2cane writes:

Um, this article is poorly written (big surprise there). It assumes that all Marco Island residents feel this way, when I for one do not. I think it makes sense for the school board to lease it and get money, its not like a lease is a permanent thing folks.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

The article only quotes a couple of red faced people at the meeting. There should have been and still should be a referendum on this issue.

In all honesty, I believe there will be.

ajm3s writes:

“This is about retaliation because the charter high school pushed (the school board members) hard to get approved. This isn’t about $30,000,” said Recker.

Another reason why we must be vigilant with our representatives. The statement by Dr. Recker, exposes a retaliatory mindset, which I believe does not exemplify good governance. I expect this style statement to be from an irate blogger that has ill-will; NOT from a Council Chairman. But then again, I watched patiently to the machinations of the past Council Chairman, Mr. Popoff. So I guess, I should be accustom to such behavior.

Dr. Recker, here is my take on this situation. This is about a group of concerned citizens on Marco Island that wish to preserve Eagle nesting sites and have put up rather than shut up.

These folks were clear with intent and focused to the work at hand. They organized and presented legal documents to serve their cause. But most importantly, their message and actions rang true.

Is there something wrong with my perspective?

I wish I could say the same for MIA's message. And I hope going forward your comments would be sensitive to all parties interested in a common piece of land.

So please reflect on your past comments, and not simply consider these attacks as those against the charter school, because there was a time you to wished to preserve Tract K.

Let us also review history.

"Meanwhile, Marco Island City Council Chairman Frank Recker said he sought a park for the land also to prevent the district from selling it to a developer." Source [http://www.marconews.com/news/2010/ju...]

"A passive park, or green space with little development, is among the possibilities, but there is no set plan, Marco Council Chairman Frank Recker said.

As long as it’s preserved for years, I don’t care who owns it,” he said.' Source: [http://www.marconews.com/news/2010/ma...]

Please be a fair and balanced representative for this island. At least, those associated with the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation are focused. Or is it eagle-eyed? Now, let the MIA review their message to match their actions. A charter school can be a good thing, but why are we hung up on specific piece of land. I would of been more concerned about the selection of educators.

But that's me your cavedweller, now sunning oneself.

1Paradiselost writes:

Should we pave over the last green space on the island?

Is this the goal of the current city council?

Is this what the tax payers have to look forward to with this group of Councilmen, build build, build, tax, tax, tax.......

In the 4 polls taken, the people of Marco Island said they would like to leave Track "K" "as it is/or a park!

Recker your a piece of work.... who should be run out of town for not representing the majority of tax payers.

This IS a prime example of the people taking their government back!

Congratulations to the Majority of Marco Island residents.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

This is what happens when those who are elected to govern lose repect for the folks who voted thm inro office,

All of a sudden their massive egos show themselves and some of those who have been elected think they know more or know better than the people who put them in office.

In my opinion, they seem to think those who voted for them are uninformed or just plain s-----.

You can come to your own conclusions from this.

RayPray writes:

"The foundation plans to create a “passive park,” with no activities or events that would disturb eagles."

Passive park?

Wow, I've got quite a few of them around my house.

And I thought they were just vacant lots!!!

Behind some of the foreclosed homes, I have noticed what might be characterized as 'passive ponds'

Under the sun, some are brown and some very green....

TrojanPride writes:

Recker sure isn't speaking for everyone on this island. Neither is the article. Maybe SOME Marco residents are upset, but I assure you there are plenty that are happy with the Board's decision.

MrsT writes:

Many people have commented over the years of crossing the Jolley bridge and entering paradise. I know that's how I felt 23 years ago when I first started working on Marco. I have watched the 'green space' disappear and the wildlife dwindle. Kind of ironic the wildlife gets pushed out to turn this paradise into a "zoo". Score one for the eagles.

MarcoPasha writes:

Kudos to Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation in professionally handling a delicate attack on the environment and Collier County School Board in avoiding yet another diversion in making Lely a better school. As far as Marco Island Academy, I guess they are holding somewhat to their promise of creating new jobs by hiring Lely graduates. Too bad they had to go all the way to Minnesota to find a qualified superintendent. I guess they were none in Collier Country or the great state of Florida.

ed34145 writes:

Ah, poor Frank...he can't bully everyone!

ajm3s writes:

in response to RayPray:

"The foundation plans to create a “passive park,” with no activities or events that would disturb eagles."

Passive park?

Wow, I've got quite a few of them around my house.

And I thought they were just vacant lots!!!

Behind some of the foreclosed homes, I have noticed what might be characterized as 'passive ponds'

Under the sun, some are brown and some very green....

Stop it you are killing me! LMAO.

fastboat writes:

in response to marcoislandmom:

Unbelieveable.... That one Eagle is more important than our kids. We would even like the Eagle to stay on the property as the schools Eagle! We would build away from the bird. There is 11 acres to work with. But we know this has nothing to do with the Eagle. "Don't we" Shame on the school board for letting this happen. And why are you on the school board if you're not in support of our kids??? This is so wrong in sooo many ways:(

Your wrong in so many ways

Joe_Btfsplk writes:

I PLEDGE $1000 PER YEAR TO HELP PAY FOR THE LEASE. NO SCHOOL NEEDED. NOW WE NEED 29 MORE!

JOE

1Paradiselost writes:

You're not crying are you?

This conversation is about how one group of concerned taxpayers saved the eagles and the last green space on the island from destruction without anyone else having to pay for it.

Those individuals of the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation should be applauded for their efforts.

Track K has been a political football for too many years, It's over! Case Closed!

If you were really concerned about your children's education, they would be enrolled in private schools.

MIA is about the public funding a so called private school for certain children, without their parents paying tuition.

You're not one of those who is looking for us to flip the bill for your children are you?

You're not concerned about the future of "Marco Island Kids".

Your real concern is having others supplement your lack of funds to educate your children here so they don't have to go elsewhere.

If you feel that American schools are not up to your standards as you have said. You have the freedom to move any place you like. To any city or any state.

If you hate America so much, move to the country that meets your standards.

That is what freedom is all about. The freedom to move, think and yes to say what's on your mind; even having to read your rants.

Time for you, and the MIA to start getting permits to move the turtles.

What is done is now in the past.
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fastboat writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

You're not crying are you?

This conversation is about how one group of concerned taxpayers saved the eagles and the last green space on the island from destruction without anyone else having to pay for it.

Those individuals of the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation should be applauded for their efforts.

Track K has been a political football for too many years, It's over! Case Closed!

If you were really concerned about your children's education, they would be enrolled in private schools.

MIA is about the public funding a so called private school for certain children, without their parents paying tuition.

You're not one of those who is looking for us to flip the bill for your children are you?

You're not concerned about the future of "Marco Island Kids".

Your real concern is having others supplement your lack of funds to educate your children here so they don't have to go elsewhere.

If you feel that American schools are not up to your standards as you have said. You have the freedom to move any place you like. To any city or any state.

If you hate America so much, move to the country that meets your standards.

That is what freedom is all about. The freedom to move, think and yes to say what's on your mind; even having to read your rants.

Time for you, and the MIA to start getting permits to move the turtles.

What is done is now in the past.
.

Right On !

blogsmog writes:

school proponents, know this - the chamber and the good ole boy network on marco(aka marco mafia) did not want this school. ask anyone who opposed them in the STRP battle.., they are connected..judges, edu board all the way up thru fiala to mack to jeb .. you were doomed from the start.

marcofriend writes:

while i don't have a dog in this fight (meaning i'm neither for or against the charter school nor am i upset with the group who want it to remain an eagle sanctuary), i would like to remind all that our city council certainly did not feel a sense of outrage when certain "connected" developers were going to turn it into a solar energy park.........now that would have been a travesty.
i admire the group moving forward with collecting signatures for a referendum. let the people make a decision for a change.

ajm3s writes:

Notice to MIA Board:

Another property transaction has been signed for a use as a school.

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/app...

Please take notice and hopefully serve as example of good board governance for the benefit of its students and teachers.

Imagine the reuse of a vacant office building on Marco Island for use as a learning center. A wonderful example of sound recycling principles of the green movement espoused by the MIA.

Sincerely,

Disheartened citizen and shareholder (by default of being a taxpayer)

marcoislandmom writes:

in response to islandeye1#236971:

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First of all islandeye1#236971.... There is nothing selfish about parents wanting a school on our island for 300 to 400 kids. That WILL NOT effect your taxes.... Why can't we share the Tract K site with the ONE Eagle. There is 11 acres. I think we know whos being selfish. The people whos home backs up to tract K. Now thats being selfish.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to marcoislandmom:

First of all islandeye1#236971.... There is nothing selfish about parents wanting a school on our island for 300 to 400 kids. That WILL NOT effect your taxes.... Why can't we share the Tract K site with the ONE Eagle. There is 11 acres. I think we know whos being selfish. The people whos home backs up to tract K. Now thats being selfish.

MIA,

It is over! As well it should be.

You should have stuck with starting at the "Y" and you might have been on your way to prove youself, one way or the other.

But "greed" not selfishness took you by the hand and landed you where you are now.

Blame your leaders for that mistep in judgement.

You had a chance, but overstepped yourselves into playing with nature and other people's lives.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to marcoislandmom:

First of all islandeye1#236971.... There is nothing selfish about parents wanting a school on our island for 300 to 400 kids. That WILL NOT effect your taxes.... Why can't we share the Tract K site with the ONE Eagle. There is 11 acres. I think we know whos being selfish. The people whos home backs up to tract K. Now thats being selfish.

Time for you to move forward as Track K is now a "non-issue". Quit crying grow up and be an adult.

skulljockey writes:

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skulljockey writes:

in response to skulljockey:

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I must have hit a nerve. I guess it's obvious where this newspaper stands on the issue.

The school is here. Nothing can change that now.

As a resident of Collier County, I fully support any opportunity to further education. It gives the community more options. It's just too bad that Lely's reputation is contingent on Marco kids.

RayPray writes:

in response to skulljockey:

I must have hit a nerve. I guess it's obvious where this newspaper stands on the issue.

The school is here. Nothing can change that now.

As a resident of Collier County, I fully support any opportunity to further education. It gives the community more options. It's just too bad that Lely's reputation is contingent on Marco kids.

"The school is here. Nothing can change that now."

>>> Sorry, The Me-Jane Marco Apartheid Academy is now a corpse candle.

"I fully support any opportunity to further education. It gives the community more options."

>>> We already have a surfeit of such opportunities. There's Community School, Canterbury, and Neumann HS -- all excellent options.

>>> Since they are your kids that are so so special, how about you -- not I -- having to underwrite these these superb options for them?

GulfLover writes:

If our kids stay here they too will be glad this open space is preserved.

Thank you School Board for protecting this piece of paradise.

Tiger Tail will not be a parking lot!

20_Days writes:

in response to skulljockey:

I must have hit a nerve. I guess it's obvious where this newspaper stands on the issue.

The school is here. Nothing can change that now.

As a resident of Collier County, I fully support any opportunity to further education. It gives the community more options. It's just too bad that Lely's reputation is contingent on Marco kids.

Stop your trying to prove youself right. Calling people trailer park trash is not what this newspaper or anybody wishes to hear.

We are all residents of Collier County. Care about people and not your own desires. Take the time and effort and do something for someone else not just your own. Your option now is to place your efforts into making Lely the best high school in Florida.

MarcoMama615 writes:

I look at these blogs from time to time and just shrug my shoulders. This is just sad reading some of these blogs. And it's usually the same few poeple who comment and claim that they speak for all of the community. Well I know and talk to many people on this island who did not care if a school was built on Tract K. Maybe MESF was afraid of waiting for a vote if they went to the school board and undermined city council? MIA will be successful anyway. It's just sad that members of this community do not want to support education in the community. A small school on this island would not hurt anyone and benefit children beyond measure.

Remember freedom of speech shouldn't outweigh what your mother's taught you: If you don't have anything nice to say, then maybe you shouldn't say anything at all. Shame on all of you angry folks who have nothing better to do.

MarcoMama615 writes:

islandeye, I re-read my blog and nowhere did I name myself a judge or maven. I can agree to disagree, no problem. I was referring to the name calling - the "me-jane" and "trailer park" stuff for example, along with the overall negativity towards people and parents who are just trying to create something positive and forward thinking.

skulljockey writes:

Lely high school is ok at best. I think the families of Marco deserve to have a school that reflects the local community. Lely high school does not reflect Marco in any way shape or form, besides, it's in a different city. Some of you need to relax. There are other fights worth fighting, this one is done. Get over it. MIA is here to stay.

Marco is lucky that it's only a charter high school. If it were a traditional high school, Collier County would be busing kids here from all over the county.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

MARCOMAMA615,

Your comment leads me to two conclusions.

1. To find the truth about what the majority wants there should have been a referendum, something which the academy has tried to bypass since day 1. Then we can know for sure what the voters want, not just the people you or I talk to.

2. If the education of your children is what was really wanted by the academy then the "Y" should have been the starting place. It would have been the correct proving grounds for all of the unsubstantiated claims to have been tested in a real setting.

Maybe there is still a way to use the "Y" to start a program that can prove itself in time?

My mother used to say, don't put more into your mouth than you can chew comfortably. If you try to shove too much in you could choke.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to skulljockey:

Lely high school is ok at best. I think the families of Marco deserve to have a school that reflects the local community. Lely high school does not reflect Marco in any way shape or form, besides, it's in a different city. Some of you need to relax. There are other fights worth fighting, this one is done. Get over it. MIA is here to stay.

Marco is lucky that it's only a charter high school. If it were a traditional high school, Collier County would be busing kids here from all over the county.

The truth is that the Academy could have been for only Marco's kids but your leadership wanted to expand it to double that number. Where do you think those kids would come from?

Original number 250 Later number 500

Blame your own leaders for the problem.

1Paradiselost writes:

You're not crying are you?

This conversation is about how one group of concerned taxpayers saved the eagles and the last green space on the island from destruction without anyone else having to pay for it.

Those individuals of the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation should be applauded for their efforts.

Track K has been a political football for too many years, It's over! Case Closed!

If you were really concerned about your children's education, they would be enrolled in private schools.

MIA is about the public funding a so called private school for certain children, without their parents paying tuition.

You're not one of those who is looking for us to flip the bill for your children are you?

You're not concerned about the future of "Marco Island Kids".

Your real concern is having others supplement your lack of funds to educate your children here so they don't have to go elsewhere.

If you feel that American schools are not up to your standards as you have said.

You have the freedom to move any place you like. To any city or any state.

If you hate America so much, move to the country that meets your standards.

That is what freedom is all about. The freedom to move, think and yes to say what's on your mind; even having to read your rants.

Time for you, and the MIA to start getting permits to move the turtles. What is done is now in the past.

If you don't understand what's above, please read it again!
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Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to MarcoIslandWoman:

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I am happy if you think my comment is terrible.
Especially from you. Kind of remember you said that you never read them. Thank you for your close attention.

As far as Tract K. It is now and always will be a verifiably "DONE DEAL".

There "will" be a referendum and you will be woefuly on the losing end. Tell your former self Klabautermann that he was right at something.

As far as the new school being in process, that too appears correct,
but as many see it, it is "in the process" of self destruct.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to islandeye1#236971:

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M.H.

I guess if you look at yourself in the mirror and tell lies, you think that the lies are true because you are hearing them from someone else.

skulljockey writes:

This is hilarious. Believe it or not, there were people here long before most all of you, and the true "islanders" want the school. It's a mark of a true, quality community.

It's done. Learn to live with it.

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to skulljockey:

This is hilarious. Believe it or not, there were people here long before most all of you, and the true "islanders" want the school. It's a mark of a true, quality community.

It's done. Learn to live with it.

For how long have you had these dreams?
Do they re-occur often?

We heard of "done deal" last June. Are we supposed to believe you, because you say so now?

No one will truly know what our Island wants until there is a referendum.

Until then anything you or what anyone else says means absolutely nothing when it comes to what the "true" islanders want.

33yearresident writes:

Skull is wrong to state that true "islanders" want a new high school. Most of the proponents have not been on Marco very long at all. They know very little and/or nothing about Lely.
It's the long time residents who know that Lely has done a great job of educating local students for nearly 4 decades!

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

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Ocram (Inactive) writes:

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot,

"Hopefully five years from now we can turn tract K into a cemetery and bury all the old F**** there that have nothing better to do than complain about everything, clog up the roads, and stand in the middle of the isle at publix like they own the place."

What a disgusting post. I surely hope your children have more respect for their elders than you do. And then again maybe not, so that when they grow up they can treat you with the same disrespect you just displayed for others.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

Ocram,
There is disrespect coming from all sides here. Why do any of you care if there is a high school here or not? How will it negatively impact you, or the island?

Why don't you go fishing, play bridge, or twister, or just go bird watch, anything besides biotching all day.

Enjoy the time you have left and stop trying to shape the future of a community that has an elementary school, middle school, and could use a high school to complete the community.

And that was not disrespect! It is calling a spade a spade!

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot:

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I question your post.

"To put a quality, top rated high school (oxymoron in the state of FL) on Marco would help bring families here from surrounding areas. It would provide a source of employment".

The average house (on Marco) still costs $500,000.

The down payment that would be require is 20% or $100,000 down, plus $15,000 in closing costs. Financing $400,000 the payment would be $2,148.00 per month. Taxes of $5,000 a year would be $416.00 per month. Wind, flood and home owners insurance would be $3,500 a year or $292.00 per. And last but not least your Marco Island water and sewer bill which averages $160.00 per month.

Add that up and you pay $3,015.00 per month to live in the average home on Marco. Remember the lenders/banks no longer give or approve, liar loans, You must prove income!!

So in order to buy a home on Marco the bank would require an annual income of $108,800. My question to you is this......Do you know where on Marco someone is paying their employees $108.880 a year?

Teachers at MIA won't be able afford to live on Marco.

Do you know any working families that have 100k sitting around for a down payment to buy property?

May I suggest you take some courses in finance and math?

This is what has been sold to the Recker and the city council. That people will move here if we build a school.

Mr. Recker should concentrate his energies on bringing "Good paying" jobs to Marco. Show me the jobs that pay over 100k! Then your argument will have some validity.

BTW your comment "top rated high school (oxymoron in the state of FL)" If that's how you feel, God gave you two good feet. If you don't like Florida...well you know the rest!

marco97 writes:

I wounder if the City could take tract K though eminent domain?

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

1Paradiselost,
There are more people than you think that have the ability to move here. There are enough families here now to support an elementary school and a middle school. Why would the high school be any different?

Median price is $500k? Home prices are falling. They will continue to fall. Rising interest rates, 20% minimum down payments, government wanting to wind down Fanny & Freddy that will lead to the end of the 30 year mortgage. This will all lead to falling home values.

The era of easy money / credit is over. Home prices will come back in line with wages. It may take time but that is certain. If you don't see that coming I strongly suggest you take some economics classes.

The community will benefit from a high school. More so in the future. The island will never be a major center for employment in FL. But there are families that want to move here and have the means.

Lastly, please tell me why you care? How it will negatively affect you or the island?

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot:

Ocram,
There is disrespect coming from all sides here. Why do any of you care if there is a high school here or not? How will it negatively impact you, or the island?

Why don't you go fishing, play bridge, or twister, or just go bird watch, anything besides biotching all day.

Enjoy the time you have left and stop trying to shape the future of a community that has an elementary school, middle school, and could use a high school to complete the community.

And that was not disrespect! It is calling a spade a spade!

Nice blog, the only thing is showing though is your total lack of facts. You had a chance at high school at the "Y". I, for one, supported that idea. It would have served the kids on Marco but your leaders bit off more than they were able to chew and got greedy. Blame them, not the people who were here first.

I do enjoy fishing, swimming, golfing, tennis etc. Thank you for you concern.

Oh, as far as my doctor says you might be gone way before I check into a nursing home.

Have you checked your blood pressure lately?

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