Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Letter from LaBelle

Hello Ms. Neilson:

I just wanted to let you know that I hope you are successful in blocking the purchase of your golf course. I live in LaBelle and we had a similar situation happen to us which we are only now really beginning to fight. Our golf course (Oxbow Golf Course) was split up by the owner into various parcels and sold at an auction. Our county officials let this happen even though the comprehensive land use plan called for "Leisure - Recreation" as the use for this property. They are only now trying to get a comprehensive land use plan amendment to change the use to single family and multi-family. We are also going to fight this. Please check with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and the Dept. of Community Affairs in Tallahassee to see if they might be of any assistance to you. I don't know what Lee County's Comp Plan calls for currently on your course, but I assume that they will have to change it to allow the school use.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to help you. I have been researching our situation for the last 5-6 months and talking to the Regional Planning Council and DCA.


Scott Wegscheid
P.O. Box 2061
LaBelle, Fla 33975
(863) 673-4630