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Longboat Key Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 5 years ago

Beach project receives 75% reimbursement

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A 2014 town beach project that brought 100,000 cubic yard of sand to the north end was reimbursed $275,518.50 by the state last week.
by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

The town of Longboat Key was reimbursed 75%, or $275,518.50, for a $367,358 sand dredging project performed in 2014.

Public Works Director Juan Florensa informed Town Manager Dave Bullock in an email Monday that with the assistance of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the town was reimbursed 75% of its cost portion by the state for a project that brought 100,000 cubic yards of sand in the Intracoastal waterway near Jewfish Key to the eroded north end of the Key in the summer of 2014.

The town received a reimbursement check from the state on Jan. 8.

Longboat Key commissioners were excited to hear the news Monday.

“This really is terrific news,” said Mayor Jack Duncan in an email Monday to Town Manager Dave Bullock that praised Florensa’s efforts in working closely with the agencies. “What a wonderful way to start the new year!”

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected]

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