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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wonn Road beach access belongs to the public, not Montgomery
It seems to be already quite soundly established that the beach access property in question on Wonn Road belongs to Island County and not to some guy who decided to build a wall across it because he wanted it.
Now that the whole issue has come to the attention of the authorities, I see no reason why swift, immediate and decisive action is not being taken by the county to force this man to remove his wall and restore the public property to its former state at his expense.
I see no reason that the taxpayers of Island County should have to foot the bill for any of it.
Also, this man should be informed that he can no longer inhibit, in any other way, the public from using and enjoying this public property.
The message being sent by Island County’s inaction right now is that it would be all right for anyone to decide to build a wall across public property, adjacent to their own property, restrict public access and be able to get away with it for years.
Not a good message. Wouldn’t that just be a case of theft?
The Wonn Road public property has been stolen from the public and action should have been taken long ago.
What’s the holdup?
R. DUNCAN BOND