Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Letter from a Beach Resident

This was sent to me from a long time Deerfield Beach resident with permission to post:

November 26, 2013
Burgess Hanson, City Manager, Deerfield Beach, FL

Dear Mr. Hanson:

I am writing to you regarding city improvements sorely needed on beach property between the completed pavers near the Cove Beach Club and the Embassy Suites. The sidewalk on Ocean Drive between 6th Street and 10th Street is an eyesore.  Not a welcoming site for the many anticipated tourists for the 2014 season.

Specifically, I have 2 main concerns:
 1)   the sidewalk on the east side of Ocean Drive should have pavers, just like the rest of the sidewalk north (to the pier) and south (to Embassy Suites)

 2)   The public bathrooms at 7th Street and Ocean Drive are a disgrace. A number of years ago I wrote a letter voicing my concerns over the rundown and, frankly, disgusting appearance of these bathrooms. New doors were installed which are quite ugly. The sinks were matched to these doors and they are totally rusting out. The automatic dryer is rusty and barely works. I won’t even go into the mirror issue! If you go into the ladies room (and probably the men’s also) you will understand my concerns.

If CRA funds are appropriate for addressing the issues above, this would be a highly visible improvement to our community. If CRA funds are not available, I am sure that the city of Deerfield Beach can find the small sum of money required to enhance our beach area as requested above.

The beach in Deerfield is a beautiful area. We are all proud of our community and do our best to maintain our properties. Money to add pavers and remodel our outmoded bathhouse would be money well spent to keep Deerfield Beach a world class area.

Thank you for your consideration.

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