|Published:||Jun 10, 2010 3:47 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 10, 2010 12:47 AM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - Some Collier County condo owners are upset they won't be getting the beach renourishment they say they were promised by the county.
Florida Fish and Wildlife will not issue the permits necessary for the projects south of Doctor's Pass and at North Park Shore beach due to turtle nesting season.
"We are very vulnerable right now, feeling very vulnerable," Jane Buckley tells me.
She lives in the Indies West condos south of Doctor's Pass. Buckley is also one of the condo owners that have been fighting for emergency beach renourishment in time for hurricane season. The beach behind her home was supposed to get 37,000 cubic yards of sand before the project was put on pause by the state.
Buckley and other residents say the county told them the permits wouldn't be an issue.
"We were still assured that they would come and put in enough sand that would protect us, and now it doesn't seem like that is the case," Buckley explains.
The county is planning to add up to 3,000 cubic yards of sand to the dunes south of Doctor's Pass, but condo owners like Buckley say that's not enough.
"It's just devastating, because that's one little drop of water compared to a whole ocean. I want to be protected against a hurricane and high winds."
Homeowners say they are now left questioning the county's efforts.
"Do they think it's going to do any good, can they give us assurances?" Buckley asks.
The county plans to do the full renourishment when nesting season is over in November.
Condo owners will get a chance to have questions answered at a Coastal Advisory Committee meeting Thursday at 1 p.m.
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