Public vs Private Beach [threads merged]

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by SoWal Staff, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Danny Glidewell

    Danny Glidewell Beach Fanatic

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    John G, I do not think anyone is disputing the fact that the Beach Activities Ordinance has been unevenly enforced or even has been ignored. I support stepping up enforcement and think most residents feel the same way.
     
  2. Dave Rauschkolb

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    I am going to guess that it is not and that is a very relevant point John. I just saw yesterday that they made some staff full time to hopefully address this; clearly that is not going to be enough. I would say that should be the main focus of Beach Front Homeowners and I would stand with all of you in that effort. I am happy to help in any way. I'm sure you would remember I made that issue a central point of my comments to the Beach Access Workshop panel some months ago. I completely agree that this MUST be addressed so Beach Front Homeowners have a quick and efficient system looking out for the the need for peace and quiet behind their homes. It's clear that that is a central issue and flashpoint that got us to this point.
     
  3. John G

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    Holy Cow, did I read the last two posts from Danny G and Dave R correct?

    We (the three of us) are actually in agreement that Enforcement of the Ordinances are a core problem?

    We may actually be getting somewhere.
     
  4. Danny Glidewell

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    There is absolutely no reason that enforcing the BAO is not a priority and that the TDC does not hire enough people to make sure it is fairly and evenly enforced. I consider enforcement officers and the equipment and training they need to be infrastructure supporting tourism. I include removing those trespass signs as being part of enforcing the BAO.
     
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    Is there a specific group sponsoring this?
     
  8. Dave Rauschkolb

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    Nope, just private citizens who are coming together and care about securing the continued access and use of our beaches.
     
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    Lots of local love.
     
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    Suddenly, I have a hankering for a hamburger.
     
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    Count me it. The lack of common sense displayed in many posts lately is appaling.
     
  12. John G

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    Do you not see that the reason for all the barriers is to comply with the WCSO SOP?
     
  13. Danny Glidewell

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    You would have to be fairly naïve or blind not to see that the WCSO SOP is a major contributing factor to our current predicament. But the root cause is the desire of the beach front owners to restrict use of the beaches. Lack of enforcement of the beach activities ordinance is a major contributing factor to that desire but there are others. All of these items are a major departure from decades of customary practices along the beaches.
     
  14. Jenksy

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    Blaming WCSO is exactly what the dam lawyers want you to do.
     
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    I guess this thread is settled and finished...no need for further discussion.
     
  16. Teresa

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    May we preserve and protect our beaches, dunes and lakes, know and follow beach rules, leave no trace, remove signs, reduce and manage vendor chairs, know what the flag system means and stay safe, see proper enforcement and exercise customary use of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Keep beaches clear and clean for people, sea turtles and animals. Leave the beach clean, dark and flat during sea turtle nesting season. And enjoy every moment with your children, family and friends.

    Dont forget sunscreen.

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! The season is here. Wishing everyone a safe a beautiful summer.❤

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  17. John G

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    Danny, while we may not agree 100% on Customary Use, at least you do see that WCSO SOP, and lack of enforcement are very culpable in this mess.

    Now only if the others kicking and screaming about "their" sand understood this, we may be able to move towards a solution.

    I think it will take Dave R and his group some time as they are still drinking the Adkinson cool aid. They are big supporters of him and are using the fact that the SOP is basically Unenforceable to their advantage so they can trespass on Private Property, with nothing to stop them.

    This SOP was created specifically by Adkinson just for this reason.

    The Walton Two Step. Mike can sit back and grin as blame rolls off his back like water off a duck. I told you, he's a real good dancer .
     
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    @John G I don't know anyone who supports or agrees with the sheriff's SOP except perhaps those who want to erect private beach signs. Is this how other beach towns handle the private beach issue? I don't know.
     
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    Well then I will vote for Adkinson forever.

    Is that why you hate him so much?
     
  20. John G

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    Yup, Jemsky right on.

    You support the right agenda.
     

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