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  • 1.
  • I am Vice President of the Colony Association and Chairman of the Legal Committee which manages and oversees the legal actions with Dr. Klauber. The editorial board's statement in the second paragraph completely distorts beyond recognition, what Judge May decided following trial. There was no "victory" for Dr. Klauber, pyrrhic or otherwise. Might I suggest, if the "Observer staff" wishes to objectively discuss the court proceeding and properly inform its readers about a matter of great import to Longboat Key, that it should post on its web site actual copies of the transcripts of the Judge's decisions, and print these transcripts in the next print edition of The Observer. These are not terribly long, and they are readable and to the point.

    In the mean time, I have linked transcripts of the Judge's decisions at http://jayryablon.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/transcript-judges-decision-7-31-09.pdf and http://jayryablon.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/transcript-judges-decision-8-10-09.pdf, for those of your readers who prefer to read the source material and make up their own minds. For anyone following the situation at The Colony, these transcripts are a very illuminating read, and they very much contradict the statements in your editorial.

    Jay R. Yablon
    Colony Association Vice President
    Chairman, Legal Committee
    Chairman, Communications Committee
  • Jay Yablon
    Sun 6th Sep 2009
    at 11:12am
  • 2.
  • An enviornment which allows the renovation and reasonable expansion of the Colony, Hilton and Key Club is in the best interest of Lonboat Key and we agree with the Observer on this point. The right plan that allows for these enhancements to be achieved within the existing zoning and building codes, without changing the historic balance of the commercial and tourism facilities, overturning the property rights of others, or changing the essential character of the Key is what is needed.

    Bob White, Chairman
    Islandside Property Owners Coalition
  • Bob White
    Thu 20th Aug 2009
    at 12:08am
  • 3.
  • The Colony is in need of a bulldozer, not renovation. Hopefully a new developer will step in and build anew.
  • Lee Pokoik
    Fri 14th Aug 2009
    at 10:01am
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