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FloridaBeachBum

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Feb 9, 2017
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So sick of the beach chair/tent vendors setting up tents right next to the waters edge. One of the vendors with dark blue chairs and umbrellas sets them back a ways and far enough apart to walk through but the other guy with the cheap chairs and tents makes the beach look like crap. Today he put chairs right in front of the lifeguard tower. You could barely get by the tents to walk down the beach by the water. I'm ill and I don't appreciate having to haul my stuff a quarter mile down the beach to find a vacant spot. I was told when I moved here that local people don't matter to anyone. Sadly, I'm finding that true.

From the SoWal Local Government and Groups' s thread
Code Enforcement At Eastern Lake Today

Walton Beach Ordenance 2017-05 "WHEREAS, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners finds it necessary ... prohibiting tents on the beach, and providing for access aisles at the water's edge and toe of the dune;
r. It shall be unlawful to place beach equipment on the beach within fifteen (15) feet of the water's edge or within fifteen (15) feet of the toe of the dune or line of permanent dune vegetation on any regional or neighborhood beach access [or public beach equipment on private beach?].”
 

beachbarnacle

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Mar 15, 2013
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From the SoWal Local Government and Groups' s thread
Code Enforcement At Eastern Lake Today

Walton Beach Ordenance 2017-05 "WHEREAS, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners finds it necessary ... prohibiting tents on the beach, and providing for access aisles at the water's edge and toe of the dune;
r. It shall be unlawful to place beach equipment on the beach within fifteen (15) feet of the water's edge or within fifteen (15) feet of the toe of the dune or line of permanent dune vegetation on any regional or neighborhood beach access [or public beach equipment on private beach?].”
Hmm. At one point the water was under this tent and a man moved it back.
 

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FactorFiction

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Feb 18, 2016
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Sadly, we also have a considerable population of locals that believe that because they have done something for years, they can continue doing it no matter what the rules are and no matter how many people are required to share the beaches and roads. Consistency of enforcement is the only way to help everyone understand that we all have to share and be considerate of others. Wasn't that an early lesson of preschool or kindergarten? I guess adults think these lessons don't apply to them.
 

steel1man

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Jan 10, 2013
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Locals matter to us!

Chair guys have traditionally been the rugged individualist independent type. :moon: :rotfl:
Mix in college spirit, hangovers and competition and it gets kinda crazy.

Where is your beach?
"Where is your beach" seriously Kurt???
This PROBLEM is any white sand from Bay county line to Okaloosa county line. when the BCC members are in the Vendor family business what do you expect? Vendors are definitely Killing the beach experience
 

steel1man

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Jan 10, 2013
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We've been here long enough to not really spend much time on the beach in the high season when it's not only crowded but hot. But we are ok with it because there are so many other times to get out there and really enjoy it: early morning walks, sunsets, night time and winter time out on the beach. Any time other than March (spring break), or June-Aug (summer) is pretty okay out there day or night. We do see crowded holiday weeks or weekends or fall breaks, etc.. throughout the year now but you gotta know when to go.
Teresa, so you think you being blocked off the beach 4 months out of the year is OK? With that attitude things will just get worse and Vendors and BCC win
 

steel1man

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Jan 10, 2013
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Board of County Commission meetings

www.co.walton.fl.us/

Don't expect much out of our BCC as it relates to vendors and public access.
Every Fall they (BCC) look into Vendor problems, only to study on the issue until next meeting. They January meeting explain , "it is to close to spring break to start new policies " and say issues will be revisited after season in the fall..Add your on year dates..this is ground hog day repeated every year by BCC for last 5 years.
 

John G

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Jul 16, 2014
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Every Fall they (BCC) look into Vendor problems, only to study on the issue until next meeting. They January meeting explain , "it is to close to spring break to start new policies " and say issues will be revisited after season in the fall..Add your on year dates..this is ground hog day repeated every year by BCC for last 5 years.

It must be the Ground Hog Effect...
 

John G

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Jul 16, 2014
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It must be the Ground Hog Effect...
Every Fall they (BCC) look into Vendor problems, only to study on the issue until next meeting. They January meeting explain , "it is to close to spring break to start new policies " and say issues will be revisited after season in the fall..Add your on year dates..this is ground hog day repeated every year by BCC for last 5 years.

There it is again...

Sad but true Steel, sad but true.
 

beachbarnacle

Beach Lover
Mar 15, 2013
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Every Fall they (BCC) look into Vendor problems, only to study on the issue until next meeting. They January meeting explain , "it is to close to spring break to start new policies " and say issues will be revisited after season in the fall..Add your on year dates..this is ground hog day repeated every year by BCC for last 5 years.
Double Lordy! SMH...
 
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