Save our small country town

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ALSO SENT TO Indiantown Village Council

(From Mr.  John Pasquale)

Dear Village Council members, Zoning Board , Althea Jefferson and Howard Brown:

I congratulate you on the award from the Florida League of Cities. I know you are all working hard and I remind you with a quote from the 2002 Spider-Man movie “with great power comes great responsibility.”

I am compelled to help you see that Indiantown is already unique and will become just another South Florida city unless all of you stop, look, listen to the locals and pray, then obey.

My grandfather JP Taravella was a powerful real estate developer in the 60 and 70s.
I remember finding an old newspaper clipping stating “Taravella Bullishly Buys Broward.” He was ruthless and by finding legal loopholes he filled in part of the intracoastal water way in Fort Lauderdale, rapidly and drastically had farm lands and protected areas rezoned and had cypress heads in Coral Springs bulldozed to squeeze in more homes for huge profits.

I respectfully warn you – the developers who seek to build here are not our friends.

Earlier this year locals between SW Famel Ave and the Fernwood Forest Rd community met, prayed, and signed a petition and submitted it to the village in favor of protection of the 55 acre oak hammock and against a zero lot line, 200 unit, 2-story rental home community.

I urge you to carefully develop this awesome village natural resource of 55 acre oak hammock by requiring large areas set aside for town park and wildlife preserve and no more than 50 homes.

Thanks. God bless you and Indiantown.
John “JP” Pasquale
15440 SW Palm Drive
Indiantown, FL 34956

One thought on “Save our small country town

  1. Well stated. No doubt painful to reflect on what your Grandfather did for the sake of profit. But to to your credit, you lend a credible voice and word of caution. Suffice to say this; ‘the Developers are not your friends.’ Enough said! If you seek their monument, look around. Like what you see?


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