County Shuttle Proposed for Grayton Beach [Approved]

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by SoWal Staff, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. SoWal Staff

    SoWal Staff Serving the Community! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    South Walon, FL
    On Tueday's BCC Agenda:

    Request to approve the rental of 2 -4 golf carts for transporting visitors from the Hwy. 283 parking lot to the Grayton Beach access at a cost not to exceed $35,000.00.
     
  2. James Bentwood

    James Bentwood Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    226
    Is the county getting in to the beach shuttle business? Perhaps AJ's, Chiringo, Zoo Gallery, and The Red Bar should fund a shuttle. A few rental companies and realtors also.

    Or is $35k just for the cost of the equipment? Are drivers county employees with salary and benefits? Or is the driver a contractor to be a "tour bus" ride with driver on a mic telling Grayton Beach history and jokes?
     
  3. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    If they're going to do this, we need them to put bathrooms somewhere in Grayton. All these people will need a place to go to the restroom.
     
  4. Poppaj

    Poppaj SoWal Insider

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2015
    Messages:
    6,075
    Likes Received:
    677
    Wait, are golf carts ok or not ok?
     
  5. Jim Tucker

    Jim Tucker Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    228
    Good point. Details matter in leadership and governing.

    Another question: since golf carts / LSVs were approved by this BCC because family members are in the business, who will get this and future contracts for the county run/approved shuttle business?
     
  6. miznotebook

    miznotebook Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    461
    Location:
    Stone's throw from Inlet Bch
    Seems to me jeeps would be nicer (and safer)
     
  7. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    Does anyone know what the outcome of this agenda item at today's meeting?
     
  8. miznotebook

    miznotebook Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    461
    Location:
    Stone's throw from Inlet Bch
    It was approved, it's supposed to start tomorrow and run through Labor Day.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  9. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    I'm not surprised. I live in Grayton and I didn't know about this until I saw the topic here. Most of us had no idea this was in the works. The whole thing is very shady.
     
  10. bob bob

    bob bob Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    SRB
    A few thoughts:
    This shouldn't be funded by taxpayers.
    A sweet deal for certain building owners / tenants.
    If public funds are going to be used, should be TDC funds.
    Anything is better than valet parking in Grayton Beach.
    Grayton Beach is way too crowded.
    It only took 20 years to ruin South Walton.

    I heard something about parking in Grayton Beach now is only for residents and renters?
     
  11. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    Regarding the parking, the existing parking on Hotz Ave will be closed off except for loading/unloading and handicapped spots.
     
  12. bob bob

    bob bob Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    SRB
    I am always unloading.Sometime being loaded.
     
  13. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    10,056
    Likes Received:
    1,889
    Location:
    Backatown Seagrove
    And golf carts, wherever they can weasel into a niche. :cuss:
     
  14. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    I hope the people responsible for this are proud. IMG_20200715_163013.jpg
     
  15. Bob Wells

    Bob Wells Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    3,047
    Likes Received:
    772
    I am sure that Emergency Vehicles will at least be able to access the area during the busy months.
     
  16. Jenksy

    Jenksy Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    135
    Grayton Beach was ruined when it was paved. It's all been downhill from there.
     
  17. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,587
    Likes Received:
    1,214,758
    Location:
    SoWal
    The shuttle is an "experiment" to run through September 7.

    200716-grayton-035-sowal-2000.jpg 200716-grayton-041-sowal-2000.jpg 200716-grayton-042-sowal-2000.jpg 200716-grayton-047-sowal-2000.jpg 200716-grayton-048-sowal-2000.jpg 200718-grayton-001-sowal-2000.jpg 200718-grayton-002-sowal-2000.jpg 200718-grayton-004-sowal-2000.jpg 200718-grayton-006-sowal-2000.jpg
     
  18. Dawn

    Dawn Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    238
    I understand the pain of residents with increase in traffic every year but closing all parking is ridiculous. And Imagine you're a small business owner and with no warning you arrive one morning to see that.

    If parking is to be removed from Grayton Beach then let's use the parking spaces as sidewalk cafe table area and garden areas. Maybe with a bit of bricked parallel parking like on 30A and across from Hibiscus.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  19. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    222
    It's not clear what the criteria for success is for this "experiment," nor is it clear what the plans for the future will look like. I encourage everyone who enjoys Grayton Beach to speak up and contact your commissioners about this and other improvements that could be made, like public restrooms, more bike parking, etc. We need input from the entire community.
     
  20. jodiFL

    jodiFL Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,459
    Likes Received:
    534
    Location:
    SOWAL,FL
    I wonder who is responsible for and how much the liability insurance is to run a service like this. County has mandated it but La Dolce is the one running the service. Is the county getting a discount for all the free advertising La Dolce is getting? What type of business license does La Dolce operate under? So many questions.....
    PS..Just to let you know..I DID do a license search and the only thing that comes up is a beverage license. Not the type that I think would be required to haul the public around on a public street on an open vehicle. Dont you have to have like a taxi license to do that? Hope our county attorney did his homework on this.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2020
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List

Share This Page