Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Letter to Governor Bush

Dear Governor Bush:

I am sure you are aware of the mixed sentiments regarding the sale of the Cape Coral Golf Course. I am a Banyan Trace Condo owner. I purchased this condo because it was on the golf course. I am a senior citizen and have invested all my

savings in this purchase. Not only would my investment not appreciate, but I would stand to lose considerably if

instead of facing a golf course, I had a view of a cement parking lot and building. I understand the need for new
schools, but is it fair to disrupt established homes to accomplish this? The southwest cape coral area is an older, established neighborhood, populated by senior citizens and retirees, not young growing families.

Before buying at Banyan Trace, I did investigate the history of this golf course. It was designed by Dick Wilson in

1962. Dick Wilson is responsible for several other famous courses, such as the Blue Monster Course at Doral,
and the Championship Course at Bay Hill. I believe it is a wonderful piece of history that Cape Coral can claim.
How could the destruction of this course be explained to the many golfers who vacation in Florida all year long.

Please encourage the Lee County School Board to continue to pursue other areas for the new schools needed.

Thank you,

Dena Levy
4009 Palm Tree Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33904