Spring Break Bust, local officials and residents look to regulate out-of-hand spring breakers

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 03:28 PM.

Instead Meadows and Commissioner Sara Comander are hoping to let spring breakers know that 2013 will be different via social media.

"If we get the word out on Twitter and Facebook that Walton County isn't ‘cool,’ they will tell their friends ‘We can't get snockered, don't go there,’ ” Comander said.

Jay Nettles, general manager of Seascape Resort, said he and his staff are 100 percent on-board to encourage college students to go somewhere else.

"We thought about checking IDs, but almost all of these kids have fake IDs," he said. "We certainly want to discourage behavior of the past. It's a possibility that we may restrict restroom access — which will create another set of problems."

Comander has suggested portable toilets on the beach in the past, which the Department of Environmental Projection rejected.

"It's better than leaving it behind in the Gulf of Mexico ," she said.

After dozens of comments and complaints, one resident suggested the county reach out to the younger audience to see how these issues could be settled amicably.

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