Editor: I feel compelled to again implore the commission not to let our treasure, the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, be destroyed. There will never be another like it and your efforts to save her or your lack of efforts to do so will be remembered throughout the history of this remarkable city.
I want to again respectfully request that you consider investing some of the monies that was bequeathed to the town of Belleair to supply the last bit of funds needed to see that the hotel gets restored. You all saw fit to save and protect the golf course, which no one would ever fault you for.
Your duty through the town charter and the will of the residents of the town of Belleair, as so frequently and passionately demonstrated to the commission, is to likewise protect and save our beloved hotel.
As a resident of the Biltmore property I am not just selfishly seeking your assistance, even though it will destroy our unique property should the developer cover it up with concrete as they so desire, I am pointing out to you what your people have voiced to you over and over and over again.
The funds would quickly be reimbursed out of either the first or second construction draw. At the very least, you should ask for a vote of the residents of the town of Belleair and follow their instructions. As with such projects as the Clearwater aquarium, the people should have a final say as to the disposition of the hotel.