Sea level rise is a hot topic in the Sunshine State. As hundreds of miles of beaches in Florida are threatened, organizations are springing up to save their local coastlines and local economies
On Tuesday, February 7, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss the Singer Island erosion control issues at an evening meeting. This item is time certain 7:30pm, although the meeting itself starts at 6:00pm.
The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers on the sixth floor of the county building at 301 N. Olive, West Palm Beach.
Note: There will be ample opportunity for the public to speak on this issue but you must arrive early to fill out a speaker’s card and submit before the agenda item begins.
The following is from the BCC Agenda:
Review of shore perpendicular structural options as part of the Singer Island erosion control efforts.
SUMMARY: At the March 22, 2011 BCC Workshop, a motion to proceed with the permitting process for shoreline projects that include erosion control structures failed (5-2). The Board subsequently held another workshop on June 28, 2011 to discuss the proposed breakwaters designed for Singer Island. Representatives from the State and Federal permitting agencies participated in the workshop.
Based on the feedback from the agencies, the Board directed staff to evaluate other potential erosion control alternatives, including shore perpendicular groins as was suggested by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Staff will present the Board with a review of the evaluation of shore perpendicular structures as an alternative for erosion control on Singer Island. Staff requests Board direction on whether to initiate the permitting process for any of the alternatives presented. Countywide (SF)