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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Beachfront property owners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer, who've been asking the town to permit a dune walkover, for access to the beach from their properties, have filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida challenging the state's claim of ownership of the property behind their homes.
In our Tuesday newsletter Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood took aim at Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Jim Atterholt after Atterholt said settling the dune walkover issue was not in the public interest. Atterholt has responded to Rood's comments. Here's what he had to say.
By a vote of 3-2 the Fort Myers Beach town council voted to reject an offer made by Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer. The homeowners are seeking a special exception for a long walkway that would give them access to the beach behind their homes. They now plan to sue the town.
Eddie Rood was not at town hall Monday when the council rejected his offer. After the meeting he told us he's instructed his attorney to file a quite title search, which he says will result in the homeowners taking ownership of the Critical Wildlife Area. He also sent us the following statement...
On Saturday, August 15, our guests were Dane Eagle and Eddie Rood. Eagle is running for the 19th Congressional District of Florida, which includes all of Lee County. And, Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood is still battling the town over a dune walkover he is trying to build in his backyard. Plus, Tracey Gore resurfaces with an e-mail that attacks the current town council.
Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer believe they should have access to the beach from their homes on Estero Boulevard. All they need is a special exception from the town so they can build a long structure that would take them there.