Policy on Personal Beach Chairs vs Vendor

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  1. steel1man

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    Dawn and others PLEASE COPY YOUR POST and email to OUR District commissioner.
    Cindy Meadows at meacindy@co.walton.fl.us
     
  2. noledog

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    I would like to see a resolution like PCB's " all set ups must be 30 ft. from the water's edge".
     
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  3. LarsAtTheBeach

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    Done
     
  4. Conn006

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    I just sent my letter!!! Thanks for the email address, it made it very easy for me to send quickly and efficiently! Everyone just do it!!!!
     
  5. steel1man

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    She will usually answer...maybe in a few days but still an answer.
     
  6. JBBeached

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    Try owning beachfront and living here full time and not being able to sit in front of your own house unless you put chairs out at 5:30 AM on your days off!
     
  7. FoX

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    Surely there is a rule about no chairs setups behind homes or condos unless ordered by the occupants.
     
  8. Misty

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    According to a friend of C. Jones son (a beach vendor) ALL the vendors are signing contracts with the homeowners to set-up. It was posted right here on SoWal.
     
  9. FoX

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    I am talking about owners who don't.
     
  10. dragonflycafe

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    Great post.

    I don't see why this is such a complicated issue. What you suggest seems more than reasonable. I will be writing letters tonight.
     
  11. steel1man

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  12. LarsAtTheBeach

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    image.jpg

    Here is why there should be ZERO commercial activity on our beaches.
    This is about an hour ago on Grayton Beach, the little Sandy Lane access. County owned property.
    It looked like a wedding set up. Big moving van parked where there is almost no parking as it is. Chairs and tables etc. spread all over the dune walkover.
    WHERE IS OUR COUNTY LEADERSHIP???
     
  13. LarsAtTheBeach

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  14. jodiFL

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    looks like a good time to go to the beach at a public walkover.....
     
  15. Sun Chaser

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    Killing the Golden Goose..

    Yes, there have been some annual visitors who have posted their frustrations here, but MANY more who have not taken the time to write a comment. I know, I hear from many friends who have visited for years, even generations. They have all said they are done; they will try out other places for vacation.

    I'm sure many of you locals are hearing the same..
     
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  16. Danny Glidewell

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    That is why we must act, we can no longer afford to kick these cans down the road.
     
  17. LarsAtTheBeach

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    A beachfront resident should be on the front lines demanding our county ban ALL commercial activity from our beaches.
     
  18. Jimmy T

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    We were set up in the "vendor zone" by Western Lake at Grayton on Saturday
    next to an unoccupied non-vendor easy-up and some chairs. Vendor came by
    and asked us if we knew the folks who had the pop-up. Nope. Then he asked
    us if we had seen them. Nope. Then he proceeded to begin moving the pop-up
    and I asked him what he thought he was doing. He said he was going to move
    the the pop-up 50 yards down the beach so he could put up some umbrellas and
    chairs for his clients. I told him to stop and that he could not move other people's
    stuff and that I would call code enforcement and the sheriff if he did not stop.
    That did it. For a while. Then his clients came over to us and asked us the same
    questions. Again, I told them that they were not allowed to move other folks
    stuff. Then I went out fishing in my kayak and my wife was there by herself.
    After I came back, she told me that they started back in on her and other locals
    next to us got involved when the saw what was going on. In the end, the vendor
    ended up setting up his clients chairs in an empty spot by the lake further inland.
    I can't believe how rude this vendor and his clients were. It was unbelievable.

    We really need to do something about vending. And I hope the kind of tourists
    we met on Saturday don't ever come back.
     
  19. Jenksy

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    Wasn't there a vendor in Grayton who pulled a knife on someone about chairs?
     
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