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KBCA Fall Meeting, Other News

September 28, 2011

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 KBCA Fall Meeting, Sept. 25.  Issues discussed included:

The Pier

  • The pier came through the hurricane with minimal damage – the cabana roof lost shingles, and the globe  for the light over the fishing deck was lost (and will be replaced when the bulb fails).
  • The anti-gull wires along the railings are not deterring the gulls as well as when initially installed and will be repaired and, perhaps, enhanced with a third wire.
  • Last summer three new pilings were sunk at the south end of the fishing deck at a cost to the association of $900.00. The new pilings will allow the deck’s square footage to be increased by about a third.

Roads & Community Safety:  There was general discussion concerning when the county would be collecting storm debris and replacing downed street signs.  Speeding and the failure of drivers to heed stop signs were also discussed as was minor crimes including the theft of gasoline and lawn care equipment. Residents were encouraged to report all such incidents to the authorities and to also let KBCA officers know.

Shore Erosion:  New business centered on shore/beach erosion issues and efforts at the state, county and community levels to address them.  Discussion included:

  • Reports that twoCliffTrailresidents had applied for federal buy-out funds that, if granted, will have their homes razed and their properties given over to the county.
  • Efforts at Scientists’ Cliffs to expand/improve their shore erosion work (it was suggested that KBCA challenge the permitting of such work based on the harm done to Kenwood by pervious projects).
    • Options available to theKenwoodBeachcommunity to address cliff erosion/sand depletion; i.e. construction of jetties and breakwaters, extension/improvement of existing groins, re-establishment of sea-grass beds, and other possible efforts recommended under the state’s Living Shoreline program.
  • Funding for shore erosion efforts was also discussed and a committee was given the task of formulating options for the community to pursue.
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  1. November 1, 2011 7:28 pm

    very cool

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