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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 »

Convoy converges at Colony

Convoy converges at Colony

About 1,000 truck loads in total have already started the process.

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand arrives by the truckload

Sand arrives by the truckload

The cost to taxpayers to truck sand is about $11 million and represents the first of three renourishment projects.that will occur over the coming months.

April 12, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle conflicts resolved by Town; beach sand will soon be on way

Turtle conflicts resolved by Town; beach sand will soon be on way

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Public Works Director Juan Florensa said state regulators have had their turtle fears abated after causing delay to the pending and intensive beach renourishment project. Last week, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and state agencies were worried that the town’s plan to dredge both the passes on […]

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand on way for Longboat beaches

Sand on way for Longboat beaches

The town can now officially declare that sand is on its way to remedy the severe erosion on south Longboat Key.

February 8, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »