The Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Monday to approve sand placement on the beaches adjacent to the Cape Shoals development.

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Monday to approve sand placement on the beaches adjacent to the Cape Shoals development.

Tropical Storm Cindy had washed away a large portion of the sand behind the townhomes.

While no damage was done to the actual structure of the homes, the decks of the homes were deemed unsafe leading to a condemnation order because the lack of an emergency egress route.

A couple of the homes have already had their condemnation order removed after their decks have been removed.

Jack Husband, a representative from the Cape Shoals Two Homeowners Association, was on hand to request emergency permission to place 2,000 cubic yards of sand behind the homes.

According to Husband, at least 7,000 cubic yards will be needed to shore up the deck space behind Cape Shoals Two, and the request for the 2,000 cubic yards will give the homeowners association time to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to come up with a permanent solution.

Husband informed the commission that local Gulf County sand will be used.

The board also chose to waive fees associated with repair works done to the decks of the homes.

Wewa communication tower

The commission also approved repair work for the communication tower covering the northern half of the county.

Ross Tower Company came in as the low bid at $14,995 for work including the rust removal, painting, and installation of LED lighting on the Wewahitchka tower.

Ross also completed work on the county’s southern tower in Port St. Joe in the recent past.