Fish Island settlement on agenda

City Attorney Ron Brown will present a proposal at next week’s city commission meeting to settle a lawsuit by Fish Island Development, LLC.

The developer filed for damages after commission denial of a permit for a 1,200-foot walkway and 100-slip dock.

The settlement would reduce the dock from 100 to 70 slips, add five public slips, move the dock closer to the SR 312 bridge, narrow the walkway from ten to eight feet and use light-penetrating materials, and restrict further dock creation along Fish Island Development’s Matanzas River frontage.

The developer would also provide a portable pump-out facility, and would not be allowed a fueling facility.

If commissioners and developer come to agreement, the modifications will have to be approved by state and federal agencies.

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