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Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: Diane Campbell] #466444
06/12/13 06:35 AM
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Put the city offices they want to build on Back Street instead of taking prime beach real estate. I don't want to walk the beach and see nothing but city buildings.

Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: Marty] #466682
06/15/13 09:19 AM
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DIANE, you are right about being on Mayan artifacts. I believe it may have also been a burial site. I know that at least 1 body was discovered there before The Sands was built.
Marie could certainly tell you more about this as she was there .

Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: Marty] #466693
06/15/13 06:34 PM
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Ages ago I was part of a team that found a full skeleton on the corner of Elvi's and Martha's. We had a couple of weeks to do this before sewer went in.
There are amazing stories about things seen, found and experienced around that corner and those properties.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a Maya historical site in the center of town instead of a parking lot (or a crappy digi-clock)?!!.

Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: Marty] #466714
06/16/13 08:12 AM
06/16/13 08:12 AM
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Why not put the town offices back where they are building the boardwalk? They want everyone else back there. Hasn't the Sand's had a 4 sale sign up for years? Why would it be a shock to talk about buying it?

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Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: ScubaLdy] #466764
06/17/13 10:39 AM
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The For Sale sign on the fence that is on Middle Street is for other pieces of properties that George also owned at Habeneros. The large sign in the yard on Front Street (Barrier Reef Drive), is one that advertises Elvi's Restaurant.

Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: elbert] #470899
08/24/13 06:35 AM
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San Pedro Town
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If Mayor Danny acquires the Parham house property on Front Street on behalf of Ambergris Caye it'll go some way to compensating the island for the unpaid back property taxes owed by the late Mr. Parham. According to a very reliable source the amount is about $3m.

As low as property taxes are how many years must pass and how much raw land do you have to own in order to owe 3 million in back taxes?

Re: SPTC to acquire Parham Property Downtown? [Re: Marty] #470902
08/24/13 06:53 AM
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Property Taxes where paid at a different rate to national government instead of local government by a lot of the old timers like the Parhams and Alamillas and even after the annexing of the entire island by San Pedro Town government the families continued to pay national government at the old rate.
Most of the island was owned by those two families.
"By virtue of their massive landholdings, the Parhams, Blakes and Alamillas were able to control practically every facet of economic life on the island. They dominated, in particular, the industries which alternately formed the island's economic backbone: logwood, chicle and coconuts."
There is a long standing argument of to whom the taxes should be paid and of course the lower rate for a coconut plantation instead of hundreds of million dollar lots paid to national government would be a prefered choice.

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