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A Time For Change In Charlotte County

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24690 Sandhill Blvd., Suite 604-605 ∙ Punta Gorda, FL 33983 941/626-9798

February 3, 2014

To the Citizens of Charlotte County,

Last year, the membership of the Punta Gorda Tea Party prioritized replacing County Administrator Raymond Sandrock as one of its three areas of focus for local issues.

The Punta Gorda Tea Party has spent much time over the past year working on an indictment against Mr. Sandrock. Several major areas of malfeasance have come to light including:

• The environmental disaster at Sunshine Lake, with subsequent delays and extensive cost overruns that leave unnecessary tax burdens on the citizens of Charlotte County.

• The potential exposure to the Charlotte County Taxpayers due to the environmental hazards at Sunshine Lake and Sunrise Waterway.

• Failure to act on correction of the problems at Sunshine Lake as early as 2010.

• The handling of Charlotte County Sewer systems in Parkside, failure to address the location of the point source of the pollution, and the failure to coordinate with the health department with failed smoke tests.

Several projects including future Parkside development are in various stages of planning that require a higher level of competence than our current administrator can provide. In light of the losses of recent lawsuits potentially near $100 million with other pending lawsuits makes finding a more experienced Administrator imperative.

Therefore, the Punta Gorda Tea Party takes a unified stance to have Charlotte County Administrator Raymond Sandrock removed from his position and strongly believes that his replacement should be someone with a strong administrative background.

In listening to your requests, we now ask that in return you sign and gather signatures for our petition to replace Mr. Sandrock.

Thank you!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the Punta Gorda Tea Party,

Mark D. Zehr

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