To all Members /owners/ Tenants
During the August Marathon City Council meeting last week, the ordinance amendment allowing transient RV use on permanent lots was approved by a 5-0 vote. The ordinance amendment is now official.
As you know this process has been long, drawn out and stressful but we have prevailed.
It is now our responsibility to follow the ordinance guidelines as we promised the City Council to ensure the ordinance stands.
The ordinance mandates the following (the following in blue italics is from the ordinance itself):
Mandatory hurricane evacuation.
In addition, RVs cannot remain on the property for more than 180 consecutive days. Although the city has stated this will be tough to enforce, it is another strike against us if they find out we are not complying.
On that note, during the recent evacuation order for tropical storm Laura, it was noted that while several transient RV’s currently on permanent lots did follow the ordinance, several did not. As we informed you in an email on Saturday, August 22, Doug Lewis, Growth Management Director with the City of Marathon came to Key by the Sea to inform us that if there were ANY RV’s not removed from the park per the evacuation order, he would approach city council and recommend they rescind the Ordinance recently codified. So, we need to follow the rules of the ordinance because the city has the right to terminate the ordinance if they find we are not following the rules.
We do have a list of those that had evacuated or were getting ready to pull out before the order was rescinded and are reminding those that were not intending to follow the ordinance of the consequences to both the property owner and to the other permanent lot owners that are complying.
We want to thank the following members and residents that were following the Mandatory evacuation and not jeopardizing the ordinance.
Lots 8E,24E,34E,52E,74E,76E,77E,79E, 84E,89E,96E,97E,98E,100E 101E,103E,105E,109E,115E,25W,43W,57W,75W,84W,92W,96W,103W,105W,108W. If You evacuated and we missed your lot please inform the office. We understand that the amount of work involved to prepare your property and move your RV is extensive. However, compliance with the City Ordinance not only protects your right to continue to use your lot, but also the rights of your fellow neighbors.
Thank you for your patience and for your cooperation.