As a resident of Port Royal, it is important to express my exasperation and disappointment in the State Ports Authority's handling of the marketing of the Port of Port Royal property.
For 10 years we have lived with an unsightly and perhaps environmentally unsafe neighbor, the shuttered port. No one enjoys living with an eight-foot chain link fence surrounding derelict buildings in their backyard.
Many have called Port Royal home for generations and looked forward to improved living conditions with the development of the port property. Others of us purchased property at inflated prices because of the proposed development of that property. Both the state and the town developed plans that encouraged many to invest in the future of Port Royal. Businesses were established and failed because the port did not sell.
It is time for those in control of selling the port property to consider the lack of responsibility displayed by allowing these conditions to continue. Sell the port.