Fernandina Beach is the gateway to Florida on the water for mariners heading south (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Mile 716). Westrec Marinas took over marina operations in 2010.
Believe it or not, through the headwinds, economic indicators (such as hiring) are pointing toward recovery — albeit at a slow pace. No matter what the talking head on TV tells you.
Silence is golden, as the adage goes. For government, it couldn’t be truer — and silence could not be more golden. Lucrative silent taxes are popping up on the federal, state and local levels like blooms on azaleas.
The property appraiser has been quick on the draw to increase valuations while the real estate market soared to new heights. Now it is the appraiser’s responsibility to reduce the values to fall in line with the current marketplace.