Holmes Beach residents hoping for solution to a stinky problem

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 18:24:07-04

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. — About twenty people who live around Spring Lake on Anna Maria Island are fed up.  A sewage spill three years ago polluted the lake. Some residents say nothing has been done to fix the problem.

"They just scooped out some fish that were dead and put some material on the ground shore, that’s all they did,” said resident Boyd Grayson.

Holmes Beach City commissioners will ask residents for ideas on how to fix the problem during a meeting Tuesday evening.

“I’d like to see them dredge it and all the crud that sits at the bottom taken out,” said resident Karen Tuell.

Residents are worried about declining property values after the sewage spill.  Grayson said the water is brown and there is an odor in the air.

“There are no more birds anymore, they gave up on coming here,” said Grayson.

The meeting is Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall.