Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Wave pool creeps forward
Commissioners directed county staff to examine a possible land use change that would allow a firm affiliated with surfing legend Kelly Slater to build a surfing ranch with a 2,000-foot long wave pool at the Palm Beach Park of Commerce, which is located next to Jupiter Farms north of Bee Line Highway."
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After Herman Robinson spoke on Tuesday night saying that our pool was derelict property, that it was unacceptable and that he wanted work sessions to find out "what we want," I didn't get the impression that he was talking about the people and what they wanted. He even mentioned a parking garage. His campaign promise talked about interlocal partnerships. What in the hell are those? Partnerships with other governments? We already have one by accepting the $5 million bond money from the county that put a 30 year stipulation (strings) on the deal. And Lake Worth helped pay for that bond.
Many would say that Robinson was put into power to help forward Maxwell's agenda, a commissioner who has always wanted our beach project under its present form to fail. And we can't forget that Robinson received a campaign contribution from Delray New Wave LLC stating that the contribution was from an attorney. Michael Weiner is the registered agent for this corporation with his office right down the block from Hudson Holdings.
Right now we can fix our pool and we have the money to do it. The city manager tells us that the pool is leaking water and has hired an engineer to find out why. He too has never had faith in our pool and wants our pool to fail. how do we know that it was not damaged during the casino construction? The pool area was used as a staging area for all the heavy equipment.