Currently 3 Responses
- 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
- 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
- The Colony is in need of a bulldozer, not renovation. Hopefully a new developer will step in and build anew.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition â€” Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull â€” and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book â€śGone Girl,â€ť by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.