CCA debates lighthouse; beach trash pickup

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 09:29 AM.

The Gulf County Tourist Development Council recently launched a campaign to bring more uniformity to pet/trash stations on the beach and setting stations so that county work crews could easily access and clean them.

However, TDC director Jennifer Jenkins, who received warm, generous applause for her efforts the first six months on the job, was grilled by several people who said there were too few stations too far apart and the beach could become “a landfill” when the tourist season arrives.

Jenkins explained the efforts she had undertaken, including going out for qualifications for a beach cleaning company.

“I am trying to get some uniformity,” Jenkins said. “The beaches are important to me.”

She said the TDC with input from Yeager would visit the issue and examine potential solutions for more trash/pet stations.

“We will address that,” Yeager said. “There is some concern there and we will address it.”

On the same issue, Yeager said he also wanted to hear from the public about potentially adopting “Leave No Trace” ordinances for beachgoers.

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