Tents Size Allowed On the Beach in South Walton

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  1. jkmason

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  2. ThirtyAGal

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    Just got here yesterday, today (at Eastern Shores) there were 5 tents on the beach. Just now a big white pickup with CODES ENFORCEMENT painted on it drove by and never spoke to any of them. What is he enforcing??? If the tent thing is going to stop signs need to be posted at every beach access and in every condo. Why bother changing things if you aren't going to enforce it. People aren't aware of it because they don't know about it. The very least "The Enforcer" could have done is stop and tell the people and give them a one time warning. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I hope you people pay the Code Enforcement a lot of money to drive around and talk on their phones or whatever they do to pass their time. They sure don't do Code Enforcement!
    I, for one, am sick of the tents, They block our view of the ocean and for the most part there are maybe two people in them. They leave at lunchtime and come back to take the tents down at dinner time. Leaving the rest of us sitting behind them, with no view. Lets enforce this new law or do away with it.

    There are other issues that visitors need to know about. We saw a man work very hard to catch a fish today, thought he may have caught a shark, but he caught a Manta Ray, He was stupid enough to cut the line but left the hook in the ray. Now the fish can't eat, is going to get a bacterial infection and die a horrible death. We need to educate people who come to the beach and are stupid about rules and livestock before we let them fish. Stupid people need to stay home!! If you want to come to the beach, do some research.
     
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  3. Leader of the Banned

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    Good, I hope they never enforce that stupid rule. Bunch of whining babies. Cry me a river.
     
  4. ThirtyAGal

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    Are you the codes enforcement useless B I saw driving down the beahc today?

    FU People need to know how to take care of our precious wildlife at the beach. If you aren't smart enough to research it, leave your fishing rod at home! Catching something on the beach that draws a crowd is not important if you are stupid enough to leave the hook in its mouth. That is just cruel!
     
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  6. FactorFiction

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    In order to get enforcement of the "no tents except the owner" rule on gulf front owner lots, the owner or a designated agent is required to report a complaint on the online system for code enforcement. So, even if you report a tent/tents on your property, it they are moved to an adjacent owner's property and that owner doesn't report, the tents stay. Not a particularly effective or consistent way to enforce.
     
  7. James Bentwood

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    All tents should be banned on all beaches - private or public. No umbrella vendors either except at resorts. If you need and umbrella, bring your own, use the ones provided by rental house or company, or stay at a resort.

    It's really not that complicated - let our beaches be clean and uncluttered and people will want to come here. If they want to go somewhere that allows tents and has vendors then let them go.
     
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  8. Jimmy T

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    I agree. Trouble is convincing our leadership. They even allow vending in the state parks now. Sad.
     
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    End of season "research and complaint" council meeting with ALL vendors coming soon. Last scheduled meeting postponed by Irma. Vendors come to these things in force.
     
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    Sounds like we have as big a problem with lorons as we do with tourons....at least tourons leave. :chill:
     
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    There are irresponsible people and people who don't think the rules apply to them everywhere. Clear, concise rules and consistent ENFORCEMENT (with some teeth) are typically the only way to convince those types of people to 1) think before they act and 2) follow the rules.
     
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    I'm just cruel and bad and I love me to death!
     
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    And when we do, your economic status changes. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. If you hate tourists move somewhere else.
     
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    Is it really worthwhile to do that? According to what I have read before one of your big politicians family owns a chair and umbrella service. You can't fight that kind of political raping.
     
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    Yes Cecilia Jones son owes a chair and umbrella service. Many of the silly ordinances were created to protect vendors.
     
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    And SHE votes the Loudest.........
     
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    No she doesn't vote the loudest...she isn't allowed to vote on anything vendor related.
     
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    You shouldn't have been allowed to have a say in anything vendor related but you do.
     

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