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The draft ordinance for beach vendors is in the file below. (Caution: it's 20 pages long!)
The County Commissioners will host a Public Hearing on this proposed ordinance on February 19th at 8:30 am in the County Administration Building located 1250 Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.
At the request of OILA President Dave Hancock, Florida Statute 161.142 has been added to the Beach Erosion and Sand page.
Click on the following to see the FDOT presentation at the public meeting on October 4th. Take a look at the amazing Fly-through Video Rendering of the bridge and surrounding roadways.
The March 2019 Newsletter is now online. Go to the Newsletters page to see what is happening. Stay informed.
The audio file for the March 2019 meeting is now online. Go to the PodCasts page and listen to what happened.
Is your Vehicle currently UNLOCKED and your Valuables SAFE and SECURED? On the night of August 16th and early morning August 17th UNLOCKED vehicles were entered and searched. From Billfish to Tarpon vehicles were entered and searched, probably over 11 in all. Hardest hit were Pelican and Sailfish. Remember to LOCK your vehicle and SECURE your valuables.
There was discussion at the May and June meetings about problems with people trespassing and/or congregating at/on private property. If you missed the meeting(s) you can listen to the Podcasts. In general, the owner is required to call the Police to have the people removed. There is a way for the owner/tenant to authorize the Police as their designated representative to act on their behalf. This can be done by going to the Police station and signing a form that gives the Police the right to arrest someone without any call from the owner/tenant. The basis for this action is Florida Statute 810.09 as defined in the last paragraph of the statute. You can read the statute by clicking here.
The coyotes are still with us. The one below was sighted at the Conference Center. There are two living in the western residential area of the Island. Keep your small pets inside, if possible. The sign is being displayed in the front of the Fire Station. There is also a brochure that is available. Click on the link below to read the brochure.