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More brown sand - Seagrove this time

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by SoWalSally, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. SoWalSally

    SoWalSally Beach Fanatic

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    Code enforcement had to issue another stop work order to Walton County Commissioner Ro Cuchens for the brown sand dumping in Seagrove Beach. No word yet on whether it will have to be removed or allowed to stay.

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    Does this look like SoWal to you???
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    Illegal (?) destruction of dunes.
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  2. jessifunn

    jessifunn superJfunn

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    i hate the brown sand. it's not the same seagrove beach :sosad:
     
  3. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    Is that the only option? I'm so uneducated (suprised) on this subject...but it seems like they could do something else...what about pumping sand from the ocean?
     
  4. wetwilly

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    OMG :eek: . Where is this exactly. Has this been reported? That dune destruction makes my stomach hurt. As we have all said, the order or special sand ordinance is a good one by TDC or the commissioners office but sadly it does not look like there is any agency, group or office in place to review/enforce the rules. :bang: :bang: :bang:

    Who's responsible for enforcement (owners or peeps driving by)? :confused: It is time for the letters and emails again. Is it time for another emergency meeting? :pissed:
     
  5. ktmeadows

    ktmeadows Beach Fanatic

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    What a jerk this Cuchens guy is! :whack: Now he's messing with my neck of the woods! :pissed: Can't exactly place where this photo was taken. Surely they didn't bulldoze through the dunes!

    Hopefully they'll be forced to remove it. Aargh! There needs to be some serious code/law enforcement ....maybe jail time would stop these idiots in their tracks!
     
  6. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    We need the Dune Patrol Back [​IMG]
     
  7. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    OMG!!!!!
     
  8. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    The power shovel seen on the top of the bluff was removing the brown dirt from behind the seawall this afternoon. I don't know anymore than that.

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  9. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    OMG...had no idea the beaches looked THAT bad... :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  10. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    In some places they do. Wherever homes have been left unprotected or nearly unprotected there is major construction going on. In many areas the beaches are very narrow which makes it worse. A lot of seawall construction going on.
     
  11. ktmeadows

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    I wonder what those end-loaders in the back of the photo are doing? Are they scraping? :idontno:
     
  12. kurt

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    Yes.
     
  13. DBOldford

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    This is really a shame. While I feel for people who have to do something fast to save their homes, there is a larger and longer-term concern for the beaches. This County Commissioner knows better and has a blatant conflict of interest in these matters. I suppose someone will have to contact the District Attorney's office, eventually. We had similar problems with clear cutting of trees and mass grading of our hillsides for hillside vineyard development. Finally, the County had to adopt a policy of offenders going straight from handwritten County employees' notes onto the D.A.'s desk and they had to nail a couple of repeat offenders with civil actions and the stiffest fines that could be imposed. Napa County also nailed contractors who were aiding and abetting these situations, big fines and no work in this County for up to five years. Finally, the situation hit home. But the soft shoe does not work when someone might have to spend some money and when it is apparent that the County will do nothing to stop them.

    We accept that having a house so near the Gulf carries a certan increased level of responsibility and fiscal commitment. Otherwise, we'd have a lake house in Wisconsin. Hello???
     
  14. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Scraping is effing pointless!!!!!
     
  15. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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  16. scarlet8

    scarlet8 Beach Comber

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    I hope that they will improve on this. I was down there a few weeks ago, the beach was very pretty, until Rita came thru. We stayed at Walton Dune Homes and could not have asked for a better beach. I hope that it survived Rita, it was almost gone when we left ,but I know that this was mostly storm surge. Would Love to see a picture. Thanks to all of you guys and gals down there, remember,you live in paradise
     
  17. toebiter

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    Hi there!

    I am new to this forum. I noticed the horrible brown sand in the pictures. How do you know it is a county commissioner doing that?

    It is sad to see our beaches in such disrepair.
     
  18. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Is the act of shooting spitballs at a County Commissioner at a County Commissioner's Meeting considered an assault, legally speaking?
     
  19. sarahj

    sarahj Beach Lover

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    :welcome: Toebiter
     
  20. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Love the name :funn:
     

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