Mount Dora raises questions about Tav...

Mount Dora raises questions about Tavares plan for seaplane base

There are 51 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 26, 2008, titled Mount Dora raises questions about Tavares plan for seaplane base. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It seems not everyone is thrilled about Tavares' plan to build a seaplane base on Lake Dora at Wooton Park.

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Cocoa, FL

#44 Sep 14, 2010

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#45 Sep 16, 2010
Lol,Seaplanes are annoying,loud,and pointless. The only One flying on a regular bases is on lake idamere. He flys all day with no purpose.

Orlando, FL

#46 Nov 4, 2010
onthein wrote:
Firstly most of these comments are emotionally based with absolutely no facts to back them up- although some of them are sound. Tavares Seaplane port had millions of dollars of federal grant money used to build it. If Tavares hadn't finessed the use of it, the grant money still would have been distributed elsewhere. Secondly it is very shortminded / inside the box thinking to assume that this will not generate huge revenue in Tavares/Lake County. Look at any other sea plane port on the planet! SanFran, Captiva, Hawaii, Fiji, Fl Keys, South Beach, Sydney Australia, Greece, Glasco Scotland, ALL OF WHICH have great affluence. No, not many people in Lake County own a seaplane- but the point is to generate OUTSIDE tourists to come in and spend money from other areas in our community. Therefore generating revenue which then can be used to increase money to our local business' which will spend their money inside the County and the upkeep of the community... hence keeping the taxes at a reasonable level. These are just facts of a successful American free market! And if you haven't been to down town Tavares to even check it out you should. It's beautiful and I am proud to be a resident. I'll happily pay my taxes to benefit from all that it's going to bring.
What did you do in lovely downtown? Pay a traffic ticket and get a tattoo or maybe stimulate the hamburger economy. Come on, it's the county seat with office buildings and law offices. This is gas stop for you rich guys.

Lehigh Acres, FL

#47 Nov 5, 2010
Really what Tavares does is NONE OF MT. DORA'S BUSINESS!!!!! Mt. Dora needs to continue to cater to the bluehairs that cruise the downtown junk shops and we'll take care of the rest of it.
Capt mike crazy

United States

#48 Jan 28, 2011
Captain Mike wrote:
Probably need the Seaplane to fly in more suckers to Tavares to give more deposits to Robbie Cunningham's Boat Bulding Company (Or lack Of) and get ripped off.

Capt. Mike is crazy and Lake County state attu and courts had to enforce an order to stop his harrassment of Mr. Cunningham, his wife AND his children.

I see that the docks are completed and all are happy.
Homeless in Tavares

Debary, FL

#49 Jan 29, 2011
So far no one has mentioned the homeless, such as myself. My friends and I have fround the dock area to be a comfortable place to sleep--with the gental rocking motion similar to a water bed. We are also happy for the occasional noise of a passing seaplane, which we have found keeps bats and possums away. Thank you, Tavares, from the bottom of our hearts!
what about the drugs

United States

#50 Jan 30, 2011
ya'll had better watch out for all those drug addicts around town. You know like the mayor's wife and the city manager John Drury. So sad what's happening in Tavares. Borrowing and spending our money and flying high on the proceeds.
Everthing has to land some day!
Ed Snyder

Eaton Rapids, MI

#51 Feb 3, 2012
Bill wrote:
One of the best fishing lakes to fish in the area and now you will have to watch out for some cracy nut trying to land a plane , how many accidents or near accidents are there going to be.
The sea lane would be right down the middle of the lake......

Longwood, FL

#52 Feb 4, 2012
seabag wrote:
Im sure the ones in charge will arrange to build a hotel with no impact fees to be given to the city. Its all in the master plan(THE CORRUPT ONE)
What do you know... A hotel is going up!
Rollinginthedoug h

Longwood, FL

#53 Feb 4, 2012
richard wrote:
I guess none of you are pilots? Also, i live in Mount Dora and I think that Tavares is a nice little town,I just had lunch there today while I was out water skiing.I am also a seaplane pilot and think that what they are doing is a great idea and it will bring in buisness. I will use there seaplane base weekly and i am sure that other pilots will also. Lets quit being so negitive about new things guys?
Hey Dick, where is all that revenue! Lol dbags!
The Wizard of Id

Riverview, FL

#54 Apr 3, 2016
I was passing through town for my first time and this is what I noticed. Seaplanes landing and then taking back off right away. 3 people from all walks of life entering a back patio bar before scheduled opening time. A young woman, and older gentleman, and a middle aged woman all entered and quickly left within minutes of each other and half hour of the one seaplanes landing and taking back off again. I asked if it was payday during the week and "No" was the answer. Assemble your own puzzle pieces here...

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