Workshops approved for input on Beach Activities Ordinance

THE WALTON COUNTY Beach Activities Ordinance regulates use of the beach and conduct on the beach and other water bodies and includes rules for beach vending. Community members and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend two upcoming public workshops to provide input on needed changes to the ordinance. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

By DOTTY NIST

Walton County has approved holding two workshops, on Oct. 6 and 7, to take input from community members and other stakeholders on possible changes to the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance.

The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted at its Sept. 8 regular meeting to approve holding the workshops. County staff are to host the workshops, with plans for input from the meetings to be provided to the BCC at its Oct. 27 regular meeting.

The Beach Activities Ordinance regulates use of the beach and conduct on the beach and other water bodies and includes rules for beach vending.

Public workshops on the ordinance at the end of the beach season have been a regular practice by Walton County for a number of years. Input from the workshops provides guidance to the BCC in considering changes to the ordinance in the interest of improving harmony and safety on the beaches.

According to a notice for the workshops, “The purpose of the workshops is to provide the opportunity of an open forum to discuss possible revisions to beach activities ordinance and to gather public input. Two or more Walton County elected or appointed officials may attend. This meeting is open to the public. For additional information regarding this meeting, contact Tony Cornman at (850) 622-7895 or cortony@co.walton.fl.us.”

The location for the workshops will be the county boardroom at Freeport Business Park, 842 SR-20 East in Freeport. The meetings are to begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. as needed on both days. The workshops will also be accessible to the public via ZOOM.

Information on attending the workshops on ZOOM follows:

When: Oct 6, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Link to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81848730486

Or Telephone:

US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833 

Webinar ID: 818 4873 0486

When: Oct 7, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Link to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85992500101

Or Telephone:

US: +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799 

Webinar ID: 859 9250 0101