Time is of the essence and we need your help reaching out to the following 2 people so we can secure the necessary easements that will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to undertake this essential dunes restoration project. This is, bar none, the most important public works project in the history of Flagler County to protect the health and safety of our residents and the character of our community. If you have questions, please call 386-313-4040.
Shore up the Shore would like to thank our most recent easement signers!
David and Joan Crandall
D’Angiolini, Cynthia A, 2538 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach FL 32136 (2 Parcels)
Vogel, Elke & Leonard Surles, 2732 S Oceanshore Blvd., 561-305-5727
Flagler County and the City of Flagler Beach have been working together to improve the beach in all areas, but with the current focus on the 2.6 miles from the north side of South 6th Street to the south side of South 28th Street. The great news is that we have successfully secured more than $17 million in state and federal funding for the beach restoration for this stretch, which means there will be no cost to property owners in salvaging your dunes. But we still need help! For the project to begin on schedule – late Summer 2020 – we need every property owner with a parcel east of State Road A1A in this area to grant permission through an easement to the federal, state and local agencies involved to add sand and natural vegetation to your dune.
MILES OF RENOURISHMENT
ARMY CORPS PROJECT
Important Update on Dune Walkovers in Army Corps Project Area
In the Army Corps Project Area, (South 6th Street to the south side of South 28th Street) the City of Flagler Beach will not issue City building permits for construction or reconstruction of dune walkovers to landowners who do not give permission for dune renourishment through a signed and recorded easement. This is regardless of whether the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issues permits for such walkovers. To allow dune walkovers on an unnourished portion of the beach would create an increased safety risk to people and property. A walkover in this situation will not have the anchoring benefit of the renourishment and will be more susceptible to storm and tidal events. Aside from the public safety risk, the City cannot issue such permits legally because it would be inconsistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and its policies and also its Beach Management Plan, all of which direct the City to protect the beach and State Road A1A.
Frequently asked questions
What is the current focus area of this project?
The 2.6 miles that is the federalized Army Corps of Engineers Project – the north side of South 6th Street to the south side of South 28th Street. The other parts of Flagler Beach are being done in another project following the completion of this one.
Do I relinquish any of my rights if I sign the easement?
Property owners do not relinquish any rights to use and enjoy their parcels, to have walkovers or decks subject to normal permitting requirements, to prohibit the public from traversing your dune to access the beach, or to sell it to another. You are only granting permission for the work to be done on your dune, including allowing the agencies to replenish and maintain the dune with sand and native vegetation.
Do I have to sign the easement document?
Execution of the easement is completely voluntary, but Flagler County and the City of Flagler Beach are asking the property owners of these parcels to do so to preserve your property and for the protection of State Road A1A, the businesses, and the City’s residents. Restoring the beach in this fashion will preserve the unique and iconic lifestyle of Flagler Beach and will help prevent further destruction of property caused by weather conditions.
What happens if I don’t sign the easement?
No work will be performed on parcels without signed easements from the proper owner. Please keep in mind that failure to provide access for this protective work will adversely impact the effectiveness of this project. The intent is to restore the dunes in a continuous line, from end to end, for maximum protection and beauty. The added sand and stabilizing vegetation will cover the stone revetment protecting State Road A-1-A installed by the Florida Department of Transportation. This dune restoration will strengthen that line of defense. The revetment and restored dunes together will lessen the impact of storm events and better protect the roadway and surrounding properties in Flagler Beach.
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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 386-313-4040 or fill out the following form
For questions about an easement with Flagler County, please send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org