I would like to respond to the article in the Local & Business section of the April 2 issue, “Vice mayor: Town should buy Love St.” The article states that the town of Jupiter should buy the Love Street property and build a public park.
Charles Modica paid $4.2 million and wants $8 million, with improvements including a dock. We do not need improvements and a dock.
Then our new mayor claims we do not have “$8 million lying around.” Perhaps if Modica wants to make nice, he could lower the price. Also, I do not agree that Jupiter does not have money lying around. I am a taxpayer, and I don’t mind using money for such a project.
Jim Kuretski was re-elected hands down because of his stance on issues in Jupiter and has stood (many times) alone looking out for the quality of Jupiter. I would have thought, since our recent election, that the new Town Council would figure out that the majority of Jupiter is tired of development, and Harbourside Place certainly made its mark on the election.
Those who were elected should look at how many votes were for them and how many voters were not. Then fix it. Do not ignore those who may have chosen another, because it will come back to bite. Three years go by quickly.
My husband and I drove through State Road A1A on a Sunday afternoon to go to DuBois Park. Traffic was horrible; people were crossing the streets everywhere. Some, carrying drinks from one side to the other.
I have lived in Jupiter since the 1970s. My children were born and raised here, and I see such sadness driving through that little part of SR A1A. People are being forced out of their homes, and it is now catering to the party people.
Now that “the season” is over, let’s see how many restaurants and shops make it through the summer with us locals before you start adding more.
We have discussed many times that, thank goodness, DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach, as well as Carlin Park, are part of the county. Otherwise, we would have been looking like Fort Lauderdale with condos overlooking our beautiful inlet.
ALICE RICHMOND, JUPITER