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Letter to the Editor: In defense of River Oaks Subdivision
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I am writing this as a reply to an article published May 9 in the Bryan County News, where a person or persons attending a Unified Development Ordinance meeting put the bad mouth on my premiere, gated waterfront community, River Oaks.

What qualifications do he or she have? Are they real estate schooled? Maybe they’re a real estate appraiser or home inspector.

I received my real estate license in 1979. Richmond Hill was small, only a caution light at Highway 144 and Highway 17. I sold real estate and watched it grow.

I later received my broker’s license and worked with Johnny Murphy for several years. I learned from Johnny (Mr. Richmond Hill) how communities should be done.

About my waterfront community, River Oaks. We are gated and when you come in you see brick everywhere. The landscaping is very well done and maintained, to include water spray ponds.

We have a workout-exercise building, party house, large pool, hot tub, large BBQ atop a brick stand, covered gazebo next to quality docks and floating docks with power and water hookups for all boaters, and covered parking for all who live here.

I love my 2,000 square foot condo with a million dollar view. My condo is inside and out high quality. I know quality when I see it.

I have been president at two other condo communities. They were nice but River Oaks is 4 star as far as I am concerned.

I invite those folks at the UDO meeting to contact me. I will be glad to give them a no cost tour.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Russell NeeSmith, Richmond Hill 

Editor’s note: Should you want to contact Mr. NeeSmith, call the Bryan County News and ask for the editor for Mr. NeeSmith’s number.

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