As Manager of Cozumel Condominium at Cape Marco I would like to present our strong opposition to the proposed Rental Ordinance.
Cozumel Condominium requires rentals to be minimum of 90 days which instills a sense of ownership in our renters; many of whom return year after year and have never been a problem. Also most condominiums on Marco Island have in house management companies to handle any problems that might occur day to day.
Also, most of our owners who rent their homes use the services of rental agencies on the island which do a great job of registering with the state and county and fulfilling their responsibilities of collecting sales and/or tourist tax. Therefore, for the city to undertake further oversight on this would be a redundancy and unnecessary bureaucracy, adding to the burden of all.
All Condominiums are required to meet fire inspections yearly, which includes inspecting all fire extinguishers, alarms, fire sprinkler systems and elevators in the building on a regular basis.
We request the Proposed Rental Ordinance be stopped and continue with the current ordinances. Or, at the minimum, condominiums be excluded from this new ordinance.
Thank you for your consideration.
Robert Nead, Manager
Cozumel Condominium Assn., Inc.