Monday, August 17, 2015

Response from Tim Barrier Candidate for District 7

Thanks Mary for allowing me to weigh in on this very important subject. Bottom line: I'd like to see a golf course on this property. Now the question is how we accomplish that? I'm a Certified Public Accountant with active licenses in both North Carolina and Florida. I've worked in a business/corporate environment since 1977. I understand budgeting, cost projections and project analysis. For a developer to come in and restore the golf course it will have to be a profitable venture. With the selling price of the property set at 2 to 3 times it's current market value that will make profitability a difficult proposition. I believe it will take the City of Cape Coral, working with a willing developer and the citizens to make this happen. Remember, if the City Council approves building a park in this area they still have to pay the extravagant purchase price for the land and then it comes off the tax rolls costing more in lost ad valorem  tax revenue.

Tim Barrier
Candidate for Cape Coral City Council
District 7