No (visiting) dogs allowed: Revised beach ordinance removes line allowing permits for visiting dogs

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 04:15 PM.

The five or six people in the department were able to give almost 24-7 coverage in South Walton and were devoted to making sure residents and visitors were adhering to the rules of the beach, Meadows told The Sun.

When the recession hit, however, "that was one of the departments they laid off," said Meadows.

She hopes with the uptick in visitors and revenues, there will be more coverage to come.

"We have to," she said of the importance of putting money back into a code enforcement department.

"We've got this golden goose," she said. "We’ve got to have rules and we've got to enforce them."

The revised ordinance is available on the county's website at The ordinance will come before the commission for approval at the Jan. 22 BCC meeting in DeFuniak Springs at 9 a.m.

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