Charlie Corbett, New City Commissioner
Charlie Corbett, New City Commissioner stops by to introduce himself and to give his plans for the City of Fernandina Beach! Click below for more details...
“Brief Historical Presentation and Q & A”
“I’ve just been elected; I hope you don’t think I have a clue yet what is going on.” With that, Charlie Corbett announced he would be sharing with us a brief history of the Pogie Plant on the river at the north end of
Charlie himself was born, raised and lived in
Your editor had to do a bit of Google work to put the pieces of Charlie’s story together, but it clicks on all cylinders. The Pogie Plant sits on
Charlie then entertained questions about what he just shared, about himself, or the city. One of the questions regarding the abandoned property had to do with an apparent shrimp boat that was sunk in the river near the plant. Charlie reported that the boat has been taken care of, but it had belonged to Joseph A. “Smiley” Lee. He had bought the boat so he could be Captain Smiley Lee, but now he is again, just Smiley Lee.
A summary of Charlie’s current way of relating to city matters would be, “If I can’t see how it will be paid for, not just for the first year of a loan, I don’t think we can be serious about it in the present economy.” When
addressing many of the specifics we have been reading and hearing about, he appears quick to acknowledge they are good ideas, but not until we can see our way all the way with them. He would not be in favor of acting on something and then kicking the can down the road.