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State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

“This litigation has been a complex multi-year saga.”

September 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido sand plan heads back to bid; Siesta keeps up fight

Lido sand plan heads back to bid; Siesta keeps up fight

The issue of dredging Big Pass stirs emotions, lawsuits between the two islands.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Big Pass and install groins

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Big Pass and install groins

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is performing the planned $22.7 million Lido Beach renourishment project, dredging sand from Big Pass and placing three groins on the southern end of Lido Beach, and says the plan will not harm either the pass or Siesta Key Public Beach. At a Sept. 18 City of Sarasota […]

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

The negative impacts of groins

The negative impacts of groins

This photo of the newly restored North Shore beach was taken in September 2011 and shows the escarpment. CREDIT: Karen O’Dowd The following letter was written about the North Carolina shorelines: North Carolina law (G.S 113A-115.1) prohibits the use of groins — steel, rock or wood walls built perpendicular to the beach in order to trap […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Engineer blesses beach program

Engineer blesses beach program

Longboat Key’s beach plan and the work of its engineering consultant, Coastal Planning and Engineering (CPE), were vindicated by a peer review at a special Friday, May 27 workshop

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The beach builders arrive at North End

The beach builders arrive at North End

The first pipes and sand-moving trucks arrived at the North-end of Longboat Key and will soon start staging for the dredging operation

March 7, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach building on way

Beach building on way

The north end beach will soon be receiving new sand. The dredge Atchafalaya is on its way from New York to the Port of Tampa where it will undergo final inspections Monday, Feb. 28, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Director of Public Works Juan Florensa, if it passes inspections, the Atchafalaya will then be moving to Longboat Key

February 27, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

On the beach

On the beach

What is our town, Longboat Key? Basically it is a utility reseller, a provider of public safety services, a minor public works provider, a manipulator of planning and its tool, zoning.

December 23, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Realigning Longboat Pass irresponsible

Realigning Longboat Pass irresponsible

West Coast Florida Gulf passes are in jeopardy and will become dangerous to navigation if politicians play politics without regard to facts. Recent actions by governmental entities, to request dredging Longboat Key Pass using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACOE) original channel alignment, are irresponsible. This would waste limited federal dollars, create a danger to public safety and cause a navigational hazard.

November 7, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat’s looming $54 million gift to the Gulf

Longboat’s looming $54 million gift to the Gulf

Let me be perfectly clear. I am 100 percent committed to maintaining our beautiful beaches. I believe they are key to the value of our homes and attracting tourists. For the past 10 years my problem has been how we maintain our beaches.

November 7, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »