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Emergency sand Lido bound

Emergency sand Lido bound

City staff says the project should take three months and sand dredged from New Pass will be used to buttress the shoreline.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

“The Community Arts Center will be a great thing for Longboaters who don’t want to run into Sarasota and it will allow plays, concerts, and ballet companies the opportunity to perform on the island.”

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

The North end of Longboat Key on the Bay side (AKA Beer Can or Greer Island) is shoaling so severely the lagoon enjoyed by wildlife and residents is almost cut off from access.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016

Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 18, the town began the first of this year’s three sand renourishment projects. The first grains of sand were spread at L’Ambiance as Norfolk Dredging Company commenced its project of transporting about 200,000 cubic yards of sand to the starved beach. The work at the south end took about a month and […]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Future Longboat beach will be built in Town Hall

Future Longboat beach will be built in Town Hall

“The offshore sand sources are exhausted. The quality sand is gone. If we don’t care about shell or rock or gray or brown sand, then there is plenty.”

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New beach ready for season

New beach ready for season

The three-phase Longboat Key beach nourishment project was completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand Central Station brings Longboat relief

Sand Central Station brings Longboat relief

The first grains of sand were spread in front of L’Ambiance in project to spread about 200,000 cubic yards to area.

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Sand trucking over; dredge to start soon

LBK Sand trucking over; dredge to start soon

“Trucking is a small price to pay.”

July 18, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline

Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline

“We are the only island that goes it alone on the beach renourishment. It is a vicious cycle and we need to move aggressively toward working with the counties to protect our taxpayers.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

South end beach project delayed by bid protest

South end beach project delayed by bid protest

Ferreira Construction filed a bid protest accusing the town of disqualifying its lower bid using “arbitrary and capricious” reasoning. One month delay likely.

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »