The Town management has promoted the idea our walkover is in the Critical Wildlife Area, to help promote public objection to our walkover. The Town has since finally admitted that the walkover is not in the CWA, but now promotes that the walkover is to close to the CWA.
This is a propaganda campaign, what is the definition of too close? It is not too close for the Florida DEP or US Fish and Wildlife. (Please see survey with CWA boundary).
Kurt and I have every permit required by the State of Florida and the Federal Government. We have had all the professional studies completed not only for the permits but for the State hearing in an effort to defend ourselves against the Town and Florida Audubon.
The State and Federal permitting agencies found no reason to object to this walkover. It was determined to be a low impact, expendable minor structure. Wouldn't you expect them to be as interested in preserving and protecting environmentally sensitive areas as the Town is?
All the studies show there are no nesting birds on our property and no turtle nests near the area of the walkover. But the Town continues to ignore all these studies and continues to promote the Florida Audubon Society's agenda and the Audubon's local representative's interests at taxpayers expense.
It was proven by experts at the State hearing that this walkover will promote the welfare and safety of the area and the wildlife. But the Town continues to deny us the their permit.