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Old 06-19-2018, 10:51 PM   #11
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Well, when the beaches get blown away, (and someday they will), charge the "owners" for beach restoration. Why should taxpayers pay to restore private beaches?

Several miles of Walton beaches were replenished several years ago with taxpayers money. There is little to no problem in this area. The area that is fighting customary use fought replenishment of their miles of beaches and eventually the earmarked funds were withdrawn by the TDC, state, and federal government and the Corps of Engineers permits were pulled. The landowners knew if their beaches were renourished with public funds that would be a negative in their fight. This issue will go on for years and now that a suit is in the federal system it will eventually end up in the U. S. Supreme Court. No need for social media to argue and rehash years of past litigation. In a few years the issue will be decided by the highest court in the land.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:16 AM   #12
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Blessey about to become "Most hated" in Walton county.
No, the most hated man in Walton County has to be that crochety SOB over in Vizcaya. He is the fellow that made news for verbally assaulting people on "his" beach. I believe he ended up being removed via the WCSO. But then again, Blessey is down near Stallworth and those folks are some really unpleasant people.

The county F'ed this whole thing up by selling people property to MHWL.

The property owners are F'ing up by not conceding anything. Beach re-nourishment will end up doing them in. Then again, most houses along Walton County are beach armored with sheet piles. After Opal wiped the place out. Beach armor went in along along it.
If not beach re-nourishment, sea turtles, nesting shore birds, or endangered beach mice will get their property "adjusted" by some federal environmental agency.
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I don't see this going over very well on any of our beaches. The beaches are a resident's fair game. We should always have unfettered access to them. If the county tries to use my tax dollars for beach renourishment and then tries to deny me access to that beach, they're gonna be in for one hell of a fight. Already hearing issues with this and the law isn't even active yet. A good friend of mine went down to Perdido Key and had an actual deputy tell him he was trespassing for walking on the sand in front of some condos. I was under the impression this law didn't go into effect until July 1st. Either way, I told my friend of his rights and that it was illegal to try and trespass him from the beach. He wasn't too happy. Anyone run across this kind of stuff please PM me so I can attempt to set these people straight. I plan on going to Perdido tomorrow to try and find the deputy/persons that are blatantly disregarding the law.
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The western end of Walton County beaches has been renourished. It started at the western edge of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and finished up at the eastern Okaloosa County line. Even though this has been done, I have found most homeowners along this stretch of beach DO NOT recognize the erosion control line that was set in place after the renourishment. Oh how they simply forget, the public does have the right to park an umbrella, chair , towel anywhere along this stretch of beach. The only use not allowed along this stretch is vendor use unless it`s on a for hired property or public access.
So from here on out, I pay my taxes in Walton County and it looks like it`s ALL going to be spent on fighting for the beach. THAT SUCKS.
I don`t visit the beach but a few times out of the year. There is plenty of priority projects in Walton County our tax dollars could be used for. Unfortunately millions will be pissed away on just this issue.
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Has the "eminent domain" angle been addressed? Looks like the good of the vast majority would win out. Land owners should be compensated for loss of "their" beach.
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So from here on out, I pay my taxes in Walton County and it looks like it`s ALL going to be spent on fighting for the beach. THAT SUCKS.
I don`t visit the beach but a few times out of the year. There is plenty of priority projects in Walton County our tax dollars could be used for. Unfortunately millions will be pissed away on just this issue.
This is the real issue people should be looking at.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:15 PM   #17
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County has no choice. Losing use of the beaches will kill the goose that laid the golden egg, tourist.
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