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Dave Rauschkolb

Beach Fanatic
Jul 13, 2005
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It appears the BCC have adopted the recommendations with some changes to the Customary Use Ordinance and it also appears the Ordinance will go into affect this Saturday, April 1st. Thank you Commissioners and the 10 Committee members who worked so hard to adopt changes. This is amazing and wonderful for OUR Walton County Beaches.

"This sand is your sand, this sand is my sand!!" Yay!

"1. The public’s long-standing customary use of the dry sand areas of all of the beaches in the County for recreational purposes is hereby recognized and protected. Except as stated in Paragraph 4 (15 foot buffer seaward from the toe of the dune), no individual, group, or entity shall impede or interfere with the right of the public at large, including the residents and visitors of the County, to utilize the dry sand areas of the beach that are owned by private entities for recreational purposes"
 
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FactorFiction

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Feb 18, 2016
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No question that the Commissioners listened to the public and mostly gave the public what they requested. There is another hurdle outstanding: Might want to wait to celebrate until the judge rules in the outstanding court cases.
 

Dave Rauschkolb

Beach Fanatic
Jul 13, 2005
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Santa Rosa Beach
No question that the Commissioners listened to the public and mostly gave the public what they requested. There is another hurdle outstanding: Might want to wait to celebrate until the judge rules in the outstanding court cases.

Everything is as it is until it isn't. I'm celebrating every day of Customary Use until and if it ever changes.
 

Teresa

SoWal Guide
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Nov 15, 2004
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Beach without boundaries, only shores and wide open, natural beauty. Thanks to everyone speaking up, writing and showing up to protect the customary use of our beaches.


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Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints...
photo: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park - what a pristine stretch of beach


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John G

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Jul 16, 2014
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No question that the Commissioners listened to the public and mostly gave the public what they requested. There is another hurdle outstanding: Might want to wait to celebrate until the judge rules in the outstanding court cases.

Yup, big hurdle to jump here.

Let's hold off on the holding hands and koumaya till then....

Sad day for anyone that had an investment in "Beach Front" property...

You just had your property "taken" from you.

Tourists Rule and Owners a Fool. Welcome to SoWal...:welcome::sowal:
 

steel1man

Beach Fanatic
Jan 10, 2013
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No more beach vendors with exclusive rights from homeowners (below MHWL) to set up,and PAID $$$ kickbacks to homeowner for rights. Especially since no one OWNS below MHWL...let the fights begin..hope Beach Enforcement follows the law..
 

beachmax

Beach Comber
Mar 29, 2017
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It appears the BCC have adopted the recommendations with some changes to the Customary Use Ordinance and it also appears the Ordinance will go into affect this Saturday, April 1st. Thank you Commissioners and the 10 Committee members who worked so hard to adopt changes. This is amazing and wonderful for OUR Walton County Beaches.

"This sand is your sand, this sand is my sand!!" Yay!

"1. The public’s long-standing customary use of the dry sand areas of all of the beaches in the County for recreational purposes is hereby recognized and protected. Except as stated in Paragraph 4 (15 foot buffer seaward from the toe of the dune), no individual, group, or entity shall impede or interfere with the right of the public at large, including the residents and visitors of the County, to utilize the dry sand areas of the beach that are owned by private entities for recreational purposes"
The BCC gutted the committee's recommendations. I do not believe any of them were accepted.
 
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