April 12 Walton County BCC Meeting Information - Virtual Meeting



Tuesday, April 12 at 2:00pm


No members of the public will be allowed to attend the meeting in person. The meeting will, however, be accessible to the public via “Zoom” at https://zoom.us/j/482876650 and via telephone by dialing 1 (312) 626-6799, Meeting ID 482 876 650#. If you would like to participate in this meeting and provide public comment, participation can achieved via the Zoom meeting.

For instructions on how to access the meeting platforms, please visit
www.co.walton.fl.us/1281.

To view the meeting without public comment, you may watch the live stream at www.walton.civicweb.net.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issues "Safer at Home" Executive Order for the State of Florida

EO will be in effect beginning April 3, at 12:01 am until April 30th at 11:59 pm.  

https://www.co.walton.fl.us/DocumentCenter/View/38092/EO-20-91

In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91, Walton County is taking following steps  which will take effect on Friday, April 3rd at 8:00am and last until April 30th:

  • All county employees which are not deemed “essential” will work from home for the duration of the EO;
  • Limited TDC Beach Maintenance Staff will remain in service
  • The following employees are deemed “essential” and will continue to report to work: limited Public Works Road and Bridge Crews, limited Fleet Maintenance, limited Facilities Maintenance and Custodial Staff, North Walton Mosquito Control, Building Department Staff, County Probation, Landfill Staff, TDC Beach Code Enforcement; One (1) Purchasing Employee to receive shipments of essential supplies and one (1) courier to maintain essential communication;
  • The Landfill will be closed to the public; however, the Landfill will remain open for commercial activity;
  • All county recreation facilities will be closed to the public; while parks are closed, boat ramps will remain open
  • The Planning Department will continue to accept permits online and will maintain contact with the public via email and telephone; however, the Planning Department will be closed to the public;
  • The Building Department will remain open to the public to accept permit applications; however, the Building Department will prioritize essential permitting (i.e., residential permitting) as defined by the EO
  • The Probation Office will remain open;
  • EOC will continue to operate at Level 2 activation.
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    Safely Enjoy the South Walton Beaches by Knowing the Beach Safety Flag System. View Current Conditions

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND 
SUB-BOARD MEETING CALENDAR


 To view a calendar of all  meetings for the BCC and all sub-boards, please visit the County's meeting portal.

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  1. Mon, May 4

    Walton County Libraries Closed All Walton County libraries will be closed on Monday, May 4, 2020 for staff training. Normal operation hours will resume on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
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  2. Sun, Jun 7 - Sun, Jul 12

    Camp Longleaf Girls Summer Camp 5 Sessions - June 12 - 17, 14 - 19, 28 -July 3, July 5 - 10, 12 - 17. Girls Ages 9 to 14. 5 night stay in AC cabins, games, learning opportunities, interactions with animals, outdoor adventures and more.
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NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATION OF RECREATIONAL CUSTOMARY USE

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATION OF RECREATIONAL CUSTOMARY USE

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On December 11, 2018, Walton County, Florida, filed a “Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use” in the Walton County Circuit Court.  The case number is 2018-CA-547.  A copy of the “Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use” is attached hereto.

The specific parcels of property, or the specific portions thereof, upon which a customary use affirmation is sought are identified on pages 6-24 and 26-44 of the “Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use” filed in Walton County Circuit Court 2018-CA-547 and on Exhibit “A” to the “Formal Notice of Intent to Affirm the Existence of Recreational Customary Uses on Private Property,” which is attached as Exhibit “1” to the “Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use.”

A customary use affirmation is sought only on those portions of the properties referenced in Exhibit “A” to the “Formal Notice of Intent to Affirm the Existence of Recreational Customary Uses on Private Property” that consist of the dry sand area of the beach.  The dry sand area of the beach is defined as the zone of unconsolidated material that extends landward from the mean high water line to the place where there is marked change in material or physiographic form, or to the line of permanent vegetation, usually the effective limit of storm waves, whichever is more seaward.

The detailed, specific, and individual uses of the parcels of property to which a customary use affirmation is sought are as follows: traversing the beach; sitting on the sand, in a beach chair, or on a beach towel or blanket; using a beach umbrella that is seven (7) feet or less in diameter; sunbathing; picnicking; fishing; swimming or surfing off the beach; placement of surfing or fishing equipment; and building sand creations.

The sources of evidence that the County will rely upon to prove a recreational customary use has been ancient, reasonable, without interruption, and free from dispute are listed on Exhibit “B” to the “Formal Notice of Intent to Affirm the Existence of Recreational Customary Uses on Private Property,” which is attached as Exhibit “1” to the “Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use.”

 

As an owner of private property on which the County seeks to affirm the existence of recreational customary uses, you are entitled to intervene as a party defendant in Walton County Circuit Court Case Number 2018-CA-547.  Pursuant to Section 163.035(3)(b)1., Florida Statutes, you must move to intervene in Walton County Circuit Court Case Number 2018-CA-547 within forty-five (45) days from publication of this Notice.

If the Circuit Court has already entered an Order allowing you to intervene as a Party Defendant in Walton County Circuit Court Case Number 2018-CA-547, the County stipulates that you do not need to move to intervene again.  If you have any questions, please seek independent legal advice from an attorney.

Please be governed accordingly.