Gulf Pines disrepair renews demolition discussion

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:04 AM.

Commissioners held a workshop several months ago and found a general consensus in favor of fees to fund upkeep of the boat ramp, but with a lack of consensus on components to a plan.

Thursbay’s reiterated the motive last week but remained without a consensus on direction.

“This would be for maintenance down there and only maintenance,” Thursbay said.

He provided several options, including a fee scale under which citizen residents would pay nothing while county and out-of-state users would pay set daily fees or be eligible to purchase weekly or seasonal passes.

The collecting, Thursbay said, would initially be based on the honor system, using a wooden or metal box with or without a written decal or ticket.

“I am all for user fees, but how are we going to enforce this?” said Mayor Mel Magidson. “(The honor system) is the worst way, but I like the pass deal.”

Magidson said governments need to look at implementing user fees for a host of maintenance issues that can no longer be addressed in the general fund budget.

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