ARMY CORPS PROJECT
MILES OF RENOURISHMENT
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Surles and Ms. Vogel have signed their voluntary easement. We appreciate their thorough study of all the issues and deciding to move the project forward. They accepted no funds for signing, although the Go-Fund-Me organization offered.
This is an important milestone for the 2.6-mile Coastal Storm Risk Management Project funded by your federal, state, and local governments at no cost to dune remnant owners. Most importantly, we also are in the process of securing additional offshore sand to make up for the severe erosion of our beaches since the project started.
We have been fortunate to enjoy the cooperation and assistance of the County Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers, the government of the City of Flagler Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, countless civic organizations, and the help of grassroot citizen efforts.
We are hopeful we can address the concerns of the remaining owner to get the project promptly underway.
Thank you to
Elke Vogel & Leonard Surles!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
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.
ARMY CORPS PROJECT EASEMENTS
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.
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 386-313-4040 or fill out the following form
1769 East Moody Blvd
Bunnell, Fl 32110
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