Jetty Park Resolution Options Info:
As you may have heard, the Port and the Brevard County Commission are in a discussion about the future of 9 acres of Jetty Park the County owns and wants to sell to the Port. Port staff recommends not paying for the land and to date, the Port Commission has not taken any other action.
We are going to have a public discussion on this issue at the May 30th meeting which will be at 6 PM in the evening. We really need public opinion on this issue. Please come out to tell us what you think. In lieu, you may post your comments here.
Here is some background information: The 9 acres in question is on the south part of Jetty Park – consisting mostly of the entry, access road, and storm water runoff pond.
The Port has maintained and improved the land and leased it from the County for the past 20 years (expired two years ago) for $1 per year. The Port has kept the land as part of Jetty Park.
The county paid for the land I believe about 30 years ago. They say they paid about $862,950 for the land and they want the Port to buy it for that amount. The County says all the money will go to beach restoration.
The current / past position from the Port has been to say no, we don’t want to buy it, but we want to continue to lease it for $1 per year.
No matter what, Jetty Park will NOT close. The Port has another access point and THE PARK WILL REMAIN OPEN.
The County has suggested perhaps they might sell it to a private buyer but the only access to that 9 acres is through Port property.
Click for the Jetty Park Resolution Options PDF
The Mission of the East Merritt Island Home Owners Association (EMIHOA) is to protect the interests of the property owners and individuals who reside in the 32952 zip code with particular emphasis on controlled growth, life style of the residents, ecology, area appearance, and property values.
You can be a member of the East Merritt Island Home Owners Association if you reside in the 32952 zip code. Anyone that lives here is welcome to join regardless of neighborhood.
EMIHOA is a non-mandatory association with dues of $15 per household annually. Our meetings are held at the Lighthouse Christian Church (blue dot on map below) on North Banana River Drive. Please make it if you can!
There is also an annual picnic that is held at Kelly Park East.
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Here is a list of numbers that are useful for East Merritt Island Home Owners:
Florida Power & Light: 321-723-7795
Bright House (Cable TV, Phone & Internet): 321-863-9342
AT&T U-verse (TV, Phone & Internet): 800-288-2020
Florida City Gas Co: 1-800-993-7546
City Water: 321-433-8400
Waste Management: 321-636-6894
Tax collector: 321-455-1412
Non Emergency Police – 321-633-7162
Why is North Banana River Drive a great place to live?
Cheryl says: “I love that the location is close to everything! the beach, the port, the river, the space center, just down the road from an international airport. Our family says ‘This is where it is all happening’!”
Michele says: “I love living northeast banana river drive because of the proximity to 528 and the Port. We have all the thrills of living near the beach without the drama. Its a sleepy little area near all that we need in a scenic setting.”
Terri Says: “I have lived there for 48 years. Almost my entire life. Not sure I could breathe anywhere else. I love being surrounded by the water and nature.”