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Town asks West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) for help in beach funding overruns

Town asks West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) for help in beach funding overruns

At the May 5, 2014 Regular Meeting the Town Commission approved an Interlocal Agreement with WCIND for placement of up to 100,000 cubic yards of sand for the North end of Longboat Key. The anticipated contract costs for the project were $828,105. WCIND allocated $500,000 and the Town agreed to make up the remaining contract […]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The future of Longboat’s beach

The future of Longboat’s beach

Economic pressure has ushered in another set of beach engineers and a Town Commission adopting a far different approach to building our beach.

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Managing Longboat’s future

Managing Longboat’s future

When will the town re-zone the Colony property?
Will residents at Islandside really be subjected to 100 dump trucks of sand each day?
Will the town finally develop the Bayfront Park site into an expanded facility?
If the town decides to bury power lines, what opportunities open up on GMD?

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand loss demands noisy solution

Sand loss demands noisy solution

‘A couple thousand trucks will be noticed for weeks and weeks and weeks. It will be a conga-line of trucks coming in and out and going on the beach and dumping sand all day.’

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beaches — Reeducation (again)

Beaches — Reeducation (again)

Budget time is come soon. The ‘tax holiday’ we have been enjoying for beaches will be over.

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sand solution on way

Sand solution on way

By mid next week, the sand will be spread to help stem what is the most severely eroded part of the island.

May 10, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Do we favor the South end of Longboat Key?

Do we favor the South end of Longboat Key?

Marriages require both parties to enjoy the consummation. Nobody wants to wait around while the other half of the Key finishes up.

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Public forum for North End property owners March 20

Public forum for North End property owners March 20

Beach renourishment, along with canal dredging and north end development, will be the principal topics of a public forum on Thursday, March 20, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, beginning at 7 p.m.  Speakers will be Town Manager David Bullock and Commissioner Patricia Zunz. The event is sponsored by the North End Coalition […]

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beaches – Re-education

Beaches – Re-education

‘Unfortunately, 399 of the State’s 825 miles of sandy beaches are critically-eroded.’

February 3, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat beach policy under review

Longboat beach policy under review

Where will the future sand come from; area inlets, offshore sources, or via truck from central Florida.

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »