Petition to Continue Commercial Activity at Caxambas Park
Whereas, the Collier County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board sent an email to all permit holders on September 11, 2021, notifying them of drastic reduction in available parking spaces at all Collier County Boat ramps;
Whereas, the regular meeting of Collier County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board conducted on September 15, 2021 notified all attendees that the City of Marco Island issued the opinion that commercial activity out of Caxambas Park is not within the scope of the Park’s allowable uses;
Whereas, Collier County Parks & Recreation director, Barry Williams, said all commercial launch permits out of Caxambas Park will expire December 31, 2021 and will not renew short of a joint agreement with the City of Marco Island to re-zone the park to allow for commercial activity;
Whereas, the sudden dramatic termination of permits affects the livelihoods of operators as well as the peaceful enjoyment of recreational activities in and around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands by residents of Collier County and countless tourists alike;
Therefore, We the People, living in Collier County, Florida and lawfully operating businesses out of Caxambas Park, formally call upon the City of Marco Island to meet with the Collier County Commissioners to take swift action and employ whatever measures necessary to allow for the continued peaceful commercial use of the boat ramp at Caxambas Park.
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