Lupin Beach gets 3-2 split BCC approval despite opposition

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:18 PM.

That dune work to be completed seaward of the CCCL line must be permitted by Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DEP has yet to approve the permits.

Meadows heard the commentary from Shirley, peppered with objections by EBSCO’s lawyer, who said the project had already been approved and that to revisit it would open the door for both sides to speak.

Just before 11 p.m., after hours of back-and-forth talking, Meadows moved to approve the development with the four offending homes south of the CCCL line removed. This would leave 16 homes, which would better fit on the plot and also allow for preservation of the dune. Comander agreed that this was a good compromise, but Imfeld, Chapman, and Pridgen shut it down.

Imfeld again put forward his motion to approve the final plan as is. He was supported by Chapman and Pridgen.

A stunned Inlet Beach resident asked what the county had done.

“We don’t know what we’ve done,” said Meadows with foreboding.

And residents along Walton Magnolia Lane again went away feeling as though the county was not playing by its own rules.

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