Letter to the Editor: Protect our property rights

We are owners at Flamingo Circle which is one of the properties that backs up to the Marriott tennis court area with the wall and private gate between our property and the Marriott property. We purchased this home because of the proximity to the beach, the privacy of the back yard, and specifically the private access from the back of the property to Collier Blvd.

After owning this property now for several years, we are facing a devaluation of our property because of the agreement made between Mass Mutual, the Marriott, and our city administration being broken.

What is done by the Marriott on the west side of Collier does not concern us, but to have a two tier parking garage right in back of our house certainly does! Even though we are told that the lights, the noise, and the construction of the parking garage will not change enjoyment of our property, I find that to be quite a stretch. Can you imagine the noise and dirt during construction and then the final structure at your back yards? How would each of you feel if your own homes were involved?

First of all, we all know that the breezes off the Gulf are very important to our lifestyle and comfort. A parking garage built 20 feet from our backyard will certainly cut off the air flow. In addition, the gas fumes from cars, car doors slamming shut, door locks beeping on and off, and screeching tires on concrete will also affect our property.

We expect our elected leaders to uphold that agreement and not allow this parking garage to be built.

We did attend the last meeting and can certainly see the improvements made to the Marriott are wonderful. The Marriott has the right to do whatever they wish on the west side of the street. There are many other pieces of land off island that this same company owns that could be used for parking off-site that would not affect residents of the Marco Island. Or, put a parking garage on the first level of the improvement on the west side!

Please protect our property rights!

Jim & Beverly Moyer

Marco Island

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1Paradiselost writes:

It's a rental house!

Konfuzius writes:

"We are owners at Flamingo Circle which is one of the properties that backs up to the Marriott tennis court area with the wall and private gate between our property and the Marriott property. We purchased this home because of the proximity to the beach, the privacy of the back yard, and specifically the private access from the back of the property to Collier Blvd."

This is an understandable statement!

But than it turns in unlikely news about Moyer. I heard on top he is now a deacon at the First Baptist Family Church at Marco Island.
For me his LTE smells now like the attempt to motivate Mass Mutual and Marriott for a good property buy-out of his Flamingo Circle property with city councilors help!

I am against the Marriott project but it is a political problem to solved with political instruments.

Not a subject for bamboozling Mid-West smarties with prison history like Genuine investigated.

marco826 writes:

Genuinely weird....Residents doing background checks on other residents....Paranoia. Stick to the subject at hand.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to Genuine:

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That is a good background to be a deacon at the First Baptist Family Church at Marco Island.
Best praxis example for charity.
Hopefully he has nothing to do with their money and finance stuff.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to marco826:

Genuinely weird....Residents doing background checks on other residents....Paranoia. Stick to the subject at hand.

All he used are public government informations.
Not classified like NBA records Snowden gave Putin.
That is one price we pay be member of the media and information society. A democracy must handle that.

ajm3s writes:

in response to marco826:

Genuinely weird....Residents doing background checks on other residents....Paranoia. Stick to the subject at hand.

Love it!

lauralbi1 writes:

Again, plenty of opinions and facts. Another fact relating to the original LTE, Marriott is building an 8'8" high parking structure, not a two tier Parking structure.
Ed Issler

26yearsonmarco writes:

I guess Moyer decided it is easier to Fleece the Flock like so many other J Freaks we have seen over the years.

There are many honest Contractors that have their reputations marred by scum like this guy, and maybe some barbed wire on the wall behind his home will help.

1Paradiselost writes:

Personally I feel when someone or a corporation makes an agreement, in this case (The 2001 contract between the City/people of Marco Island and the Marriott) they should held to those terms of that agreement/contract!

How would one feel if your mortgage company decided to change the terms of your contract?

How quick would you be getting your attorney on the phone if your bank raised YOUR interest rate from 5.0% to 14.9%?

A·gree·ment
n.
1. The act of agreeing.
2. Harmony of opinion; accord.
3. An arrangement between parties regarding a course of action; a covenant.
4. Law
a. A properly executed and legally binding contract.
b. The writing or document embodying this contract.

ajm3s writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Personally I feel when someone or a corporation makes an agreement, in this case (The 2001 contract between the City/people of Marco Island and the Marriott) they should held to those terms of that agreement/contract!

How would one feel if your mortgage company decided to change the terms of your contract?

How quick would you be getting your attorney on the phone if your bank raised YOUR interest rate from 5.0% to 14.9%?

A·gree·ment
n.
1. The act of agreeing.
2. Harmony of opinion; accord.
3. An arrangement between parties regarding a course of action; a covenant.
4. Law
a. A properly executed and legally binding contract.
b. The writing or document embodying this contract.

The goal of the Marriott/Mass Mutual is to minimize the impact of the agreement and simply treat it as an outdated document, that should be amended to the benefit of.....the Marriott/Mass Mutual.

Now, the Marriott has made excellent points from their perspective to influence city leaders...increase tax revenue, increase business activity, increase high end conference business....

Now, I ask the folks to challenge the Marriott, a hotel that claims it is a leader in the hospitality industry with a jewel on Marco that is one of its more profitable entities in Florida.

To ask a simple question:

Why not expand your conference business within the agreement signed which allowed the building of the Madiera condo on their property and sold for a hundreds of millions?

If the Marriott is to be fair to the residents of this island, the Marriott should be honest and actually acknowledge they can build a 21st century conference center within the agreement terms....but it chooses NOT, to save money.....after all there are some residents that love the benefits the Marriott listed, I just recommend the Marriott/Mass Mutual reinvest those capital gains, as a result of the 2001 agreement, in the redevelopment project to overcome the hurdles imposed by the agreement.

21st Century design includes underground parking (although costly), open courtyards (although costly) in high density areas.

Is that not the first class thing to do as a business leader in the community that you claim as addressing needs for the 21st century?

Do NOT accept the amendments requested by the Marriott/Mass Mutual, the revised proposal is NOT up to the standards set a mere 13 years ago or for that matter by Deltona Corp in the original layout of this island.

I submit the Marriott is reducing standards of the island to enhance a planned unit development called Marco Beach Resort.

lauralbi1 writes:

Without any judgment either way, I suggest that more PUD's done during the history of Marco Island have been amended than have not been amended. Some that come to mind are Esplanade, Pier 81, Marco Town Center, Marco Walk, and if we check, I imagine many of the condo projects along the beach qualify in the amended category. I still say put it to a vote to convince those that do not believe.
Ed Issler

Konfuzius writes:

in response to lauralbi1:

Without any judgment either way, I suggest that more PUD's done during the history of Marco Island have been amended than have not been amended. Some that come to mind are Esplanade, Pier 81, Marco Town Center, Marco Walk, and if we check, I imagine many of the condo projects along the beach qualify in the amended category. I still say put it to a vote to convince those that do not believe.
Ed Issler

Eddi,

I understand now your standpoint. Your wife's business will growth up by 100% if the new Marriott concept is reality. Why not? But say it. And don't argue around.

lauralbi1 writes:

I do not bring up your dine in Movie Theatre, when you post. I see no reason to bring up my wife's business when I post facts, not opinions. If you read closely, you will see that I bring up the concept of referendum. Are you opposed to that ??
My wife's business is fine either way, thank you.

1Paradiselost writes:

"I see no reason to bring up my wife's business"

Really.... Time to look inward as "Greed is a wonderful motivator"!

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

No matter where one buys a home; it is a risk.

In N.Y. there is a beautiful wooded area known as Patrick Farm in Ramapo.

People who live in the surrounding area are upset that a developer managed to (somehow) find a way to cut it down so a religious group can build dormatories, bible schools and housing for hundreds of orthdox students.

Others who have beautiful homes overlooking the Hudson River are now subject to years of noisy construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge; not to mention changes to the surrounding area.

The wisest people build their homes bordering a State or National Park.
ie. Cape Hatteras National Seashore; just don't expect to waterski in February.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

"I see no reason to bring up my wife's business"

Really.... Time to look inward as "Greed is a wonderful motivator"!

I had never sex with that woman!!!!!!, excuse me, I had never personal interest on the Marriott expansion plan!!!!!!!!- my wife's business was good, is good and will be better after Marriott did what they want to do!!!!!!!

Eddi Issler

Newegg writes:

I hear Hideaway Beach hasn’t been living up to its PUD agreement in regards to adjoining neighbors on Kendall, Colonial and Spinnaker.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to Newegg:

I hear Hideaway Beach hasn’t been living up to its PUD agreement in regards to adjoining neighbors on Kendall, Colonial and Spinnaker.

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