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Updated: 03/14/2018 08:30:01AM

Punta Gorda to remove observation deck at Justice Center pier

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A pier along Harborwalk behind Charlotte County Justice Center is sinking and has been closed for the past year. Punta Gorda City Council will make some immediate repairs, but remove the observation deck, saving $100,000 that can be redirected to future projects, including upgrades to Veterans Park.

By JONATHAN SCHOLLES

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PUNTA GORDA — A community leader said it’s a waste of taxpayer money to replace a decaying pier behind Charlotte County Justice Center.

“That money could be much better spent by working on an extension of the Harborwalk to the Veterans Park,” Cathy Getz, a representative of Historic District Homeowners Association, said during a recent City Council meeting.

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