We've heard that some property owners believe that they will give up their property rights to the Town if they sign the easement form. We understand how that could be a concerning thought, and how hard it might be to accept that it is inaccurate. We asked the Town's new attorney to confirm what we've previously published about this matter.
"The easement form states that there are no third party beneficiaries and nothing prohibits the upland owner from using their property in any way as long as such use is consistent with the easement and complies with federal, state, county, and Town of Fort Myers Beach law. It also states that all risks associated with the use of the easement is on the Town, not on the property owner."
You can find more information on the Town's website at www.fmbgov.com/beach.
Questions can be sent by email to Chadd Chustz, the Town’s Environmental Projects Manager, at email@example.com
Temporary Beach Management and Access Easement