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Pinellas Co. beach re-nourishment project in jeopardy

Army Corps needs about 70 easements
Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 18:30:36-05

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Army Corps of Engineers is planning for another beach re-nourishment project in Pinellas County. 

They need about seventy property owners in Redington Shores to sign easements so crews can work on their land. The Army Corps will not do the work unless they get permission from all of the homeowners. 

Some homeowners telling ABC Action News that they don’t want to give control to the government, calling it a “land grab.”

“It is not a land grab at all, it doesn’t mean they are going to build dunes or structures out in front of their property,” said Redington Shores Commissioner Mike Robinson.

City and county leaders are working with and educating homeowners on the beach re-nourishment plans.

The Army Corps of Engineers has until September to gather all required signatures.  

“If they don’t get those sign-off and easements the Corp can’t take the action they need to,” said Robinson.