Mary Ann and John Morrow
Coquina Avenue, St Augustine
Dear Historic City News editor:
After being away for only a week, we learned on January 15, 2019, that there will be a city park next door to us. How can the city decide this so quickly?
- How can 91-93 Coquina Avenue and our property handle all the parking, traffic, and congestion that this street already endures, plus the burden of a new city park?
- With this property being on the waterfront, it will become a fish camp for every fisherman in the county. For the last 40-years, we have been dealing with inconsiderate fishermen who trap, dump, and launch their inflatables. Who will police the park and be responsible for law enforcement of the property?
- The trash left behind will attract more rodents, wildlife, and late night low-life than we already have. Who will clean-up?
- If this property becomes city property, the nuisance will become 24/7. These intruders already use foul language when asked to leave Coquina Creek, which our deed claims we own, to the center. Are you just taking our property rights?
- How is a public park going to alleviate stormwater flooding?
Too many questions. How could this happen? As an immediate neighbor to this “so-called” park, we should have been kept informed by the City, and we have not.