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Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach

Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach

Town of Longboat Key Commissioners in 2018 directed town staff and Olsen Associates, the town’s beach engineering firm, to progress forward with the permitting of five groins at the north end of the island. The commission decided, temporarily at least, to only build four. The reason for the contingency plan on the fifth groin is […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

“Let me say what is really on my mind. Manatee County has had little interest in maintaining this portion of the island. It seems to be an annoyance to them.”

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

The beach is so bountiful, with such a vast expanse of sugar white sand that it truly rivals Siesta Key for sunbathing prowess.A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

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

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

The Longboat Key truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. Work in Segment 4, between the access […]

June 25, 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 »

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

I’m worried about the south end in particular and the rapid loss of sand dunes in three months on the beach in front of Sanctuary and L’Ambiance and the Longboat Key Club.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

“It has been known for some time that groins are the only way for us to retain sand in that region.”

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway

Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway

This year marked the year that construction finally began on the north end groins, a structural solution to the constant erosion at the north end beaches. Plans for the groins began during the last islandwide beach renourishment back in 2006. In June of 2014, beach renourishment discussion began as well as a long-range plan for […]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager addresses Village issues

Town Manager addresses Village issues

“We would appreciate minimal tree trimming in the future unless requested.”

January 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

O’C on O’C

O’C on O’C

I learned a lot in those remaining years on the Commission.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »