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Cape residents being misinformed

March 23, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

The city Of Cape Coral sent out Notice of Public Hearing post cards to residents that live with in 500 feet of Cape Christian Fellowship Church. The reason for this is Cape Christian Fellowship wants to build a Permanent Covered Sound Stage on their property.

Original they wanted to build an Amphitheater. The church was turned down by planning & zoning because their property is zoned residential; and it is against the zoning laws of Cape Coral to build a permanent structure of this kind on Residential Zoned Property.

One month later they submitted a new plan for a Permanent Structured Covered Sound Stage and asked for a variance/deviation. Without this variance, just like the Amphitheater, the permanent covered sound stage is not permitted.

For some unknown reason, this variance was approved and the city attorney wrote the proposed ordinance #21-13.This ordinance shows what Cape Christian Church can build with this variance in place.

This entire ordinance is about nine pages long. The first page of the written Ordinance, along with the first page on the web site, that the post card instructs you to check out if you want to read this ordinance, leads you to believe that Cape Christian Fellowship is applying only to allow Synthetic Turf in a front yard. It also states on the web site that if you want more information on this ordinance go to city hall to see the rest of the written document. Well I did, low and behold, buried on the second page there was the permanent covered sound stage and a food court. Why wasn't the 3,000 Square Foot. Covered Sound Stage put in the first paragraph of the Ordinance along with the Synthetic Turf? Why was it written up, to make it look like, the Synthetic Turf was the only thing the Ordinance was about? Why, to deceive the public.

Right now there are about 150 homes, in a 1 mile radius of the church.

When the homeowners first heard about the plans to build the above amphitheater, now named sound stage, in the middle of their residential neighborhood; the homeowners banned together and made up and signed individual petitions, stating they do not want this to happen in their neighborhood.

If these plans are allowed to go through, the homes and vacant property values will decrease substantially. The quality of life you now know will cease to exist.

Thank you.

William Tirelli

Cape Coral



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