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Mediation Fails. The Lawsuit Goes On.

Fort Myers Beach Town Attorney John Herin told the town council Monday that, after four hours of mediation with Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood over his ADA lawsuit against the town, the mediation was very unsuccessful.

Mediation This Month in Rood ADA Case

In the ongoing battle between the town of Fort Myers Beach and Estero Boulevard homeowner Eddie Rood, Fort Myers Beach town attorney John Herin told the town council Monday a court-ordered mediation will take place April 20th in Rood's ADA lawsuit.

It’s Deposition Time

While all eyes are on the lawsuit between the state of Florida and homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer which will determine who owns the land under the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area, there's another lawsuit taking place regarding the walkover. We have the list of who will be deposed next week.

Dune Walkover Also Plays Into Renourishment Project

The 5-year old battle between the town council and Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer has been a costly one to town taxpayers. And, the fight could wind up costing the town millions more to renourish the beach. Here's why...

Dune Walkover Trial Set For June

Parties have been told to be set for a June trial in the case that will determine who owns the property where the Critical Wildlife Area sits on Fort Myers Beach. Here's everything you need to know about the case...

Homeowner Responds to Walkover Criticism

Last week we reported about how the Fort Myers Beach Town Council's legal battle with homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer could wind up costing taxpayers millions of dollars more for beach renourishment. Kroemer is now responding to criticism he received from a local resident who's called them out regarding the CWA

How The CWA Could Cost You Millions More

(By Ed Ryan) During a presentation regarding the Estero Island Shoreline Protection Project the town is undertaking to renourish its beach, Mike Poff the President of Coastal Engineering Consultants dropped a multi-million dollar bombshell on the town council.

What’s Going On With The Dune Walkover?

For years beachfront property owners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer have been battling the Fort Myers Beach town council over the construction of a dune walkover. While we haven't heard much about the fight with the town of late, Rood and Kroemer have been working another angle to get access to the Gulf of Mexico behind their homes.

Town to Rood: Prove You’re Disabled

The legal battle between the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Estero Boulevard homeowner Eddie Rood rages on. The latest court filing comes from the town in response to U.S District Court Judge Sheri Chappel's decision not to dismiss Rood's ADA claim against the town.

Court Denies Town’s Request to Dismiss ADA Lawsuit

U.S District Court Judge Sheri Chappel did not mince words when she denied the town's request to dismiss Eddie Rood's Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit.

Negotiations Are Over

That’s what Fort Myers Beach homeowner Eddie Rood tells us after he was notified that the town would not be making any modifications to its offer that would allow Rood and his neighbor Kurt Kromer to build a walkover from their house to the beach.

Town Makes Offer To Approve Dune Walkover

After spending $500,000 of taxpayer money (so far) to prevent two Fort Myers Beach homeowners from building a dune walkover in their backyards, the town has suddenly proposed a settlement which includes approving the walkover.

Rood Files ADA Lawsuit Against Town

This new lawsuit is in relation to the Dune Walkover Rood is fighting the town over. In the filing, Rood says the walkover is a necessary and reasonable accommodation of his disability, and would be necessary for his access to public lands directly adjoining his private property.

Town ‘Sets Record Straight’ on Dune Walkover

Fort Myers Beach property owners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer have been using local news outlets to get their side of the story out about a dune walkover behind their homes. The town has denied Rood and Kroemer a special exception they need for the walkover and on Monday the town responded to what Rood and Kroemer have been saying.

Homeowners Respond to Town Statement

Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer, who are in an ugly fight with the town over a request for a dune walkover to the beach have issued a statement after watching the town council meeting on Monday and reading the town statement (which we've posted in the previous story). Here's what they say...

Letter The The Editor: Approve The Dune Walkover

On Monday both WINK News and The Fort Myers News Press carried a story on the dune walkover Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer have been fighting with the town of Fort Myers Beach over. We also received a letter from one of our readers that we wanted to share. It comes from Becky Van Dyke. Here's what she had to say. 

Atterholt Responds to Rood And Kroemer

Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Jim Atterholt has become the target of the ire of homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer who are fighting with the town for approval for a dune walkover that would give them access to the beach.