Pahokee marina project back in limbo

PAHOKEE — City commissioners voted 4-1 during their meeting June 23, to not go forward with a revised sublease under which the city marina, lakefront campground and restaurant building would be operated by Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC (ERH).Only Commissioner Regina Bohlen voted to proceed. On its face, this action seems to halt all of the […]

‘Pahokee marina/campground ‘uninsurable,’ ERH claims

PAHOKEE — Due to emergency surgery last week, the principal partner in Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC missed a Pahokee City Commission meeting where the ERH contract with the city and state to operate the lakefront marina, restaurant and campground was to be reconsidered on June 9. But that did not stop one commissioner from pressing […]

Inspector general cites Pahokee marina irregularities

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a 32-page “Contract Oversight Report” Tuesday, Feb. 11, stating that City Manager Chandler Williamson made a series of improper actions in administering over $2 million in state grants for renovation of the marina on Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity […]

Pahokee marina unfinished items list still long

PAHOKEE — The partners in the investors group Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC — known as ERH — provided in September a list of jobs that were part of the renovation of the Pahokee marina, campground and restaurant complex on Lake Okeechobee. All of these improvements to the State of Florida’s property — which is leased […]

Pahokee marina lease to ERH gets governor’s OK

PAHOKEE — The Florida Internal Improvement Trust Fund Board of Trustees — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the three state cabinet officers — approved the City of Pahokee’s sublease of the lakefront campground, marina and restaurant buildings to a private investor group on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Gov. DeSantis, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Attorney General Ashley Moody […]

Marina sublease to ERH confirmed, needs final OK

PAHOKEE — City commissioners at their regular meeting Oct. 22 finally affirmed a resolution they’d passed last year saying Pahokee will go forward with its sublease for the Lake Okeechobee waterfront facilities. At the urging of City Manager Chandler Williamson, they tacked on a few changes to the terms of the document signed in October […]

Pahokee lakefront complex suffering delays

PAHOKEE — The partners who have a signed but not yet approved sublease for the state-owned campground, marina and restaurant facilities on Lake Okeechobee say they’re now contemplating legal action against the City of Pahokee. Renovation projects prepaid for by state grants of over $2 million have been continuously delayed, poorly executed or mismanaged, they […]