Wednesday, August 24, 2016
LINCOLNVILLE: Not your parking lot or pollution peninsula
For years, in the words of ex-Mayor JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, JR., "we dumped our garbage south of town."
No, Joe, Lincolnville was always part of St. Augustine, but subjected to solid waste and sewage pollution by ignoramuses who long ran Our Town.
We reported their illegal sewage and solid waste emissions to federal and state authorities.
Lincolnville is now a vibrant place.
Yet the BAYFRONT MARIN HOUSE and its their lawyer (SIDNEY FRANKLYN ANSBACHER, UPCHURCH, BAILEY & UPCHURCH) demanded to make Lincolnville a parking lot for a guest house, with a 4750 route through Lincolnville. Our Planning and Zoning Board (4-2) and our City Commission (4-1) rightly rejected this plea.
Lincolnville -- once the City's "pollution peninsula" -- must not be abused by business owners as their "parking peninsula."
From Historic City News:
Maurice Morissette told members of the St Augustine City Commission tonight that he has been trying to sell the odd-shaped pink building at the corner of Bridge Street and Riberia Street for years; saying that tenant situations have not worked and previous buyers have backed out due to an odor caused by the city’s installation of a sewer lift station across the street.