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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 »

Beach plan scrutiny intensifies

Beach plan scrutiny intensifies

‘It will cost taxpayers millions to fill in the sand and the damage the groins will do.’

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

High costs force Town to shift beach strategy

High costs force Town to shift beach strategy

‘We were unable to bring in a reasonably priced contract. The question we have is what level of protection of upland structure do we provide?’

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach loss due to storm minimal, sea turtles don’t fare as well

Beach loss due to storm minimal, sea turtles don’t fare as well

According to Mote Marine’s Hayley Rutger, the storm damaged, destroyed or concealed a majority of sea turtle nests from Longboat Key to Venice.

June 30, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North-end beach UPDATE

North-end beach UPDATE

The town’s engineering firm, Coastal Planning and Engineering (CPE) is currently running models on several structural solutions for the north end’s beach erosion.

May 26, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

With the new Longboat Pass inlet management plan, Longboat Key, Manatee County and the West Coast Inlet Navigation District are all now facing opposition from Siesta Key residents about the plan to manage erosion of Beer Can Island and slow the drift of Longboat Pass.

May 5, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end warned of rapid erosion

North end warned of rapid erosion

Town Manager David Bullock gave notice on Friday, April 27 to 360 North condominium owners that there is potential for the Gulf to breech their buildings in the event of a storm. “Their level of protection is diminishing with every storm,” said Bullock.

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourism tax board turns popular

Tourism tax board turns popular

The issue for Longboat is the desire for increased control on how much and where those tax revenues are spent.
According to Town Hall, Longboat Key has received $4,381,867 since the tax was initiated in the fiscal year 1989 – 1990. The 5% is a collection imposed on short-term vacation rental properties.

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Beach policy unrealistic; buildings must be moved

Beach policy unrealistic; buildings must be moved

Allowing developers free reign has led to the placement of buildings in locations that are untenable

April 1, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

McClash fights to stop beach groins; Bullock responds

McClash fights to stop beach groins; Bullock responds

Are we destroying the beauty of the North end of Longboat Key or responsibly protecting residents and property? For Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash, the town and Manatee County are embarking too quickly on an inlet management plan that will install three groins on the north end of Longboat Key in an effort to stem costly erosion.

March 4, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »