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Homeowner Responds to Walkover Criticism

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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

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(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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Will The Critical Wildlife Area Be Wiped Out?

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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.

FMB, The Audubon and That Dune Walkover

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This letter to the editor was submitted by FMB Homeowner Edde Rood. Beach Talk Radio News is neutral on this issue. We notified the Audubon Society that this letter would appear and offered them the opportunity to submit a response.  

Quiet Title Lawsuit Has Not Been Filed

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We reached out to Eddie Rood, who's on a mission to build a dune walkover/boardwalk to the beach behind his Estero Boulevard home, despite being denied a special exception from the town. He confirmed he has not yet filed a Quiet Title lawsuit.

Councilman Atterholt Responds To Rood Attack

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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.

Council Rejects Dune Walkover Offer

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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.