House Bill 631 and Customary Use of Beaches in Unincorporated Areas of Nassau County, Florida

From The County Insider,
an online publication of the Nassau County Manager’s Office

May 13, 2018 8:15 p.m.

Based on the passage of HB 631 (Beach Bill), the Board of County Commissioners has formed a Fact Finding Committee consisting of Michael S. Mullin, County Attorney, Shanea Jones, County Manager, and Taco Pope, Director of Planning and Economic Development, to receive testimony and documentary evidence as to the customary and historic use of the dry sand areas of the beach, in the unincorporated areas of Amelia Island.

The public is invited to participate and provide testimony and documentary evidence as to the customary beach use.

The Fact Finding Committee will meet in the Commission Chambers, located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida on the following dates and times:

May 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
May 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
May 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
May 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Any member of the public can submit documents via electronic mail to [email protected]. For any questions or additional information, please call Sabrina Robertson at (904) 530-6010.

Individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Office of the Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at least two days prior to the proceeding at (904) 548-4660, or, if the hearing impaired, Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771(TDD).

For additional information regarding House Bill 631 and the Board’s desire to adopt an Ordinance that addresses customary use of the dry sand areas of beaches in the unincorporated areas, you may wish to view Mr. Mullin’s presentation to the Board of County Commissioners at a Special Meeting on May 2, 2018. A link to that video can be located here.

-Sabrina Robertson
County Manager’s Office

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Douglas Adkins
Douglas Adkins (@guest_51404)
6 years ago

Can I ask why did Representative Byrd never have a local town hall meeting on this issue here in Fernandina Beach? Why has there been no attorney opinion requested by Representative Byrd on this legislation? It would seem his vote to adopt the bill has caused taxpayers here locally to expend public resources via the City Attorney to engage in research aimed at protecting the beach and the citizen’s right of access….any thoughts?