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post #130 of Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

Maybe Fernandina considers the liveaboard fee an equitable charge for establishing a de facto residence in town, in addition to the added marina use incurred.

The land side residents are paying for roads, schools, police, trash pickup, sewerage, water, etc, undoubtedly through property taxes. It would only be fair that waterside "residents"--vs short-term transients--represent consumers of public services and should pay more than boaters who are merely parking their boats at the marina.

A web search will show that the median property tax for Fernandina Beach is almost $200/month.
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