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Support is needed to purchase Leeland Lake

May 7, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the Editor:

As your readers may already know, a decision to fund 20/20 was not concluded at the recent BOCC meeting. Therefore, a decision to purchase "any properties" was also not made. 20/20 or the county has never purchased property in Lehigh Acres, other than Hickey's Creek. The County Commissioners must find a way to purchase this property. We tell our children to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. This is the right thing, the right time and the right reason for the county to go forward with the purchase of Leeland Lake.

Ken O'Leary is making another application to the county to purchase Leeland Lake, some 19.95 acres. He has been denied twice. Let's not allow a third time.

On May 12, there will be another Lehigh Plan workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the East County Library on Gunnery Rd. The plan and Leeland Lake will be discussed. Be sure to attend and bring friends.

After this meeting, there is a need to solicit a network of people from Lehigh Acres as well as all over the county to write letters of support to purchase Leeland Lake.

Without letters of support, the county may never purchase this property that has great archeological value. Please start making a list of constituents you can contact to help support our cause to see this property purchased by the county, after May 12. All schools need to get involved in this support as it has huge educational impact.

Letters of support should be sent to the Board of County Commissioners, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. They can be sent to Ray Judah, Frank Mann, Tammy Hall, Brian Bigelo and John Manning.

After May 12, letters can also be sent to The Lehigh Acres Citizen, PO Box 1317, Lehigh Acres, 33936 and The News Press Mailbag.

Ruth A. Anglickis

Lehigh Acres



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