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Community groups that have items of interest for island property owners can cut and paste text information from their publications and send it in e-mail format to info@duckkeyonline.com. If sent as an attachment rather than cut and pasting to email be sure it is sent in rich text format.

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ARCHIVES

Community archive material has been separated by year. This page contains information for

2010 - 2011

together with links to archive material for

2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002.

Materials posted include flyers, newsletter items, minutes, and other publications on issues of general interest to the Duck Key community. Click on an item for the complete article.

 

WHAT'S NEW ON DUCK KEY - December 2011

1. Duck Key News - additions to island history and news

Additions to Roy Cohn and developer Bryan Newkirk history

Additions to Duck Key Logo and resort memorabilia

Additions to Birds of Paradise

New history page - Incredible Hulk's Getaway Island, Duck Key

Termination of Declaration of Covenants by Hawks Cay

Additions to Charles Howe and Salt Ponds on Duck Key

More on the Stazzone downstairs enforcement error

Unique 1960s promotional brochure, Entrance to Enchantment, describing the Indies House vacation resort on Duck Key.

Story of Duck Key brochure - short and simple abridged version of Entrance to Enchantment - no poetry or watercolor illustrations

Michael Stazzone email - "homes along the outer limits of Duck Key should NOT be in a V zone-- the rock barrier island around Duck Key was never contemplated in the last flood maps issued by FEMA -- changes the flood zone from V to AE . . .) will save a tremendous amount of flood premium to it's residents. . . . " See letter Kenneth E. Morris, President, Floodzone Revisions, LLC

 

2. Club Duck Key News

Image links to the Club Duck Key Newsletters for October 2011 and December 2011 in booklet format are provided below.

October 2011 News Booklet

 

December 2011 News Booklet

 

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Club Duck Key Newsletter December 2011

Non-booklet (.pdf) versions are also provided

October Newsletter .pdf

December Newsletter .pdf

Club Duck Key also has its own website, http://www.clubduckkey.com

Plus Membership Brochure.

 

3. Duck Key Property Owners' Association News - The property owners' association website provides information on current issues to all viewers. To view documents such as the membership address book you must be a member, and have a user name and password. http://www.hoatown.com/dkpoa

Below is a link to Duck Key Property Owners' Association Fall and Summer 2011 Newsletters. They have been combined in booklet format.

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4. Duck Key Real Estate Trend

The chart below shows the number of homes sold from 2002 to present, the average sale price, and the number of homes listed for sale.

 

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

September
2011

Number of Sales 3089 3390 3510 2752

1500

1311 1166

1560

1782 1621
Aver. Sale Price 323K 433K 563K 782K

802K

731K 588K

453K

418K

413K

Number for Sale 1822 1810 1818 3469 4,629 4585 4424

3636

3752 3149

5. Wastewater Construction - News, Notices, pictures

Duck Key Utility System update in Booklet format

Update November 2011 - utility systems on Duck Key

Same as above but in portable document format

Also Roger Marriott update report to Duck Key Residents December 2011 - pictures of construction added.

 

6. Duck Key Security District Advisory Board Minutes - Security camera proposal, crime watch

Minutes for July 2011

Minutes for August 2011

Keys Security Renewal Agreement with Duck Key Security District

 

7. Hawks Cay Resort News

Mortgage Note Changes Ownership - Related Group Venture - purchased a $76.8 million mortgage on the Hawks Cay Resort
Assignment of Mortgage and Security Agreement

Water usage Chart - Behringer Harvard/Northview Hawks Cay ranks 3rd in water usage with 30,971,600,000 gallons costing $237,378. United States Navy and Monroe County numbers 1 and 2 respectively in usage. Hawks Cay, Ocean Reef Club, and Cheeca were among the ten largest consumers in 2010.

Hawks Cay Water Usage

 

 

WHAT'S NEW ON DUCK KEY - February - April 2011

1. Home Sales

Shown below are five properties which sold recently. They illustrate a marked reduction in prices from those paid in the years 2006 and earlier.

239 West Seaview Circle

Sold for $259,000 January 2011 - 3 BR/2BA - inland home,
previously sold on 10/2003 for $499,000 - previously sold for $670.000 on 6/12/2007.

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7402 Marina Terrace - one of two units shown

Sold March 2011 for $550,000 - asking prices at various times $699,000, $765,000, $875,000 , $975,000, $1,195,000, $2,400,000 - Previously sold for $959,000 on 9/24/2004

143 Bimini Drive

Sold $298,000 March 2011 - inland home - 3BR/2BA - previously asking $319,9000 previously listed at $399,000 previously $439,000 - Foreclosure - bank owned.

158 Indies Drive South

Purchased in March of 2011 for $1,322,500 - This beautiful home witha "Grand Room" acousically measured for opera singer builder has a rich history and was one of the first homes built on Duck Key. The original asking price was $2,985,000.

152 Indies Drive South

Sold April 2011 - This Indies Drive South 4/BR/4BA home was a foreclosure. The original asking price in January 2007 prior to bank foreclosure was $4,900,000. In November of 2004 the home sold for $2,700,000 and it previously sold for $1,350,000 in October of 1997.

 

302 PineTree Street

Sold April 2011 for $713,400. Asking price ws $799,00. Previous asking prices $888,000, $999,975 and $1,850,000. This unique home is not a true waterfront home as it's property line is set back fromthe oceanfront canal, but it has 75 feet of canal dockage off Pine Tree Stree. The home alsp offers a pool

2. Duck Key News - island history - old postcard, Duck Key Beachcomber Newsletter; annexation and fire protection, arrests, sheriff's calls, vandalism and thefts.

3. Hawks Cay News

President Carter Stays at Hawks Cay on Duck Key

Hawks Cay Sailfish Open- February 2011- Duck Key, Florida

Hawks Cay, A Favorite of Congressional Staffers

Dock Renovation

Win a Hawk's Cay Vacation through Conde Nast Traveler - Promotion runs from March 4, 2011 and ends Noon EST on June 15, 2011. Go to Hawks Cay News above for details.

 

 

4. Real Estate Trend

The chart below shows the number of homes sold from 2002 to present, the average sale price, and the number of homes listed for sale.

 

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010
 
Number of Sales 3089 3390 3510 2752

1500

1311 1166

1560

1782  
Aver. Sale Price 323K 433K 563K 782K

802K

731K 588K

453K

418K

 

 

Number for Sale 1822 1810 1818 3469 4,629 4585 4424

3636

3752  

 

For information on Florida Keys real estate trendsand more images go to Florida Keys and Duck Key Real estate News - April 2011.

 

5. Wastewater Construction - Notices, pictures

6. Bridge Repairs/ bike/walking lane - new bridge speed limit set at 15 mph in March, 2011 on structurally deficient bridge.

One year ago County Engineer Judith Clarke wrote to the Duck Key Property Owners' Association on 4/20/10 about anticipated bridge repairs.

"We received $1,159,000 in funding from Department of Transportation to perform repairs to the bridge from US 1 to the Island (it is the one in the worst shape). The county will match the DOT funds with approximately $400,000 of its own out of the road and bridge fund. That agreement with DOT is on tomorrow's agenda for the board to approve and then we will get proposals from engineering firms to do the repair design and permitting. I anticipate that construction on that will begin in late fall.

As I mentioned previously there is additional impact fee money that can be used for pedestrian bridges or widening the existing bridges to allow for a bike/walking lane. I have tentatively reserved the funds but have not taken the impact fee expenditure before the board for approval yet. When the design firm that will do the repairs on the larger bridge goes out to inspect it as part of that project we intend to have them take a look at the two hump back bridges and give us an idea of the feasibility of widening them instead of installing a pedestrian bridge. As long as it is technically feasible and we have the funds it may be a better solution than trying to find a pedestrian bridge that is aesthetically pleasing to everyone."

Three years - A detailed news item about needed bridge repairs on Duck Key was first posted on this website in April of 2008. For pictures and details go to Structurally Deficient Duck Key bridge.

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7. Duck Key Property Owners' Association is on Facebook

8. Duck Key Property Owners' Association - The property owners' association website provides information on current issues to all viewers. To view documents such as the membership address book you must be a member, and have a user name and password

Links to pages 1 and 2 of DKPOA Spring Newsletter below.

8. Club Duck Key News

For Club Duck Key Newsletters for February 2011, April 2011, and May 2011 in portable document format (.pdf) click on an image below. Club Duck Key also has its own website, http://www.clubduckkey.com

February 2011
April 2011
May 2011
Club Duck Key February 2011 Newsletter Club Duck Key April 2011 Newsletter
Club Duck Key May 2011 Newsletter

 

9. Duck Key Security Advisory Board Minutes - Security camera, pedestrian bridge, gold carts

Link to Advisory Board Minutes for February 2011 below:

 

10. Links to Hawks Cay Village Newsletters -

The Hawks Cay Villa Newsletter writes, "Please feel free to share this newsletter with friends."

February 2011

April/May 2011 issue - No longer available

WHAT'S NEW ON DUCK KEY - August 2010

1. Fire Station Issue - Fire Service and taxes

Fire Station January 2010 Meeting and Background

Image of Marathon Fire/Rescue Budget 2009 - portable document format

2. Downstairs Enclosure Enforcement Error

3. Hawks Cay News - Click on the Conchtoberfest image for news of Hawks Cay

screen shot of ad in KeyNoter

4. Duck Key's poincianas

5. Real Estate Trend

The chart below shows the number of homes sold from 2002 to present, the average sale price, and the number of homes listed for sale.

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006


2007

2008

2009

June 2010
 
Number of Sales 3089 3390 3510 2752

1500

1311 1166

1560

957  
Aver. Sale Price 323K 433K 563K 782K

802K

731K 588K

453K

423K  
Number for Sale 1822 1810 1818 3469 4,629 4585 4424

3636

3769  

 

 

WHAT'S NEW ON DUCK KEY - May 2010

1. Duck Key Security Advisory Board - Security camera, pedestrian bridge, gold carts

Advisory Board Meeting - January 5, 2010

Advisory Board Meeting - April 2010 - bridge repairs

 

Advisory Board Meeting - May 5, 2009

Advisory Board Meeting - February 17, 2009

2009 Security District Budget

2. Additional Imput on Duck Key short term rentals

3. Duck Key Wastewater News - EDUs, transfer agreemnent, monthly cost, scheduling

4. Indies Inn and Yacht Club history

In the 1970s, Herb Cameron used the name Indies Inn and Yacht Club for the resort. The Indies Inn became a happening place. An ad which appeared in a Miami newspaper portrayed the Indies Inn as the place where many good looking girls come to stay on the weekend.

"We're not going to tell you that every good looking girl in Miami splits for Indies Inn every weekend. But we . . . get our share. And then some. Not to mention all the single guys who come because they know."

And the price was right.

"$50.00 and you can bring your own roomate for only $20.00 more. That includes room for two nights, Shipwreck Dinner, Smorgesbord, Champagne Brunch and three complimentary drinks."

To see the Indies Inn ad and read some history about Bryan Newkirk, Gene Otto and Morris Lapidus go to resort growth.

5. Halliburton - Most everyone on Duck Key knows of the Halliburton fishing facility on Duck Key. The facility previously owned by Kellog, Brown, and Root was built by Duck Key developer Bryan Newkirk.

While the corporate headquarters of Halliburton were moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2007, Halliburton continues to maintain business offices in Houston, a hunting lodge in Texas and the fishing facility on Duck Key

The folks at the Halliburton fishing facility has been good Duck Key neighbors, but the Corporation has once again received negative press. See particulars

6. Real Estate News Duck Key and Florida Keys - February May 2010

7. Golf Cart Issues on Duck Key

 

WHAT'S NEW ON DUCK KEY - January 2010

1. Duck Key Security Advisory Board

Advisory Board Meeting - January 5, 2010

Advisory Board Meeting - May 5, 2009

Advisory Board Meeting - February 17, 2009

2. Meeting Fire Station Issue - January 24, 2010

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