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OUR VISION

Our vision for this wonderful duo of barrier islands is to be a friendly place, welcoming to landowners, tenants, and visitors alike. We wish to preserve the scenery, ecology, ambiance, culture and casual beach lifestyle that is unique among coastal communities. We envision this land and its surrounding waters to be kept clean, accessible, and environmentally sound, thus promoting natural wildlife and casual recreation. We will be hospitable to our off-island neighbors who want to enjoy the beaches, businesses and amenities that abound here. We wish to continue the limitations on tall buildings and commercial areas as to preserve the views and privacy of others and to retain the density restrictions in order to limit the total population of both keys. We see an engaged community that works with local government to achieve our best interests. Finally, we will not challenge the rights of property owners who seek to develop their properties without harm to their neighbors and within the existing codes and zoning. We treasure all residents and guests who work toward improving the look, feel, and health of this prized spit-of-land.

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Focus For 2024

Comprehensive Plan on Sidewalks and Lighting

  • Phase 2 (North)

Beach Nourishment Maintenance

  • Private vs Public Property Clarification/Collaboration (Signage)

  • FEMA/State Recovery Sand at Hot Spots

Membership

  • Social Events

  • Marketing & Promotion

  • Communications (Alerts)

  • On-line Discussion Forum (Social Media Coordinator)

Public Parking

  • No Overnight Parking at the Beach

  • Off Island Option

  • EV Charging Stations

Safety and Security of our Key(s)

  • Neighborhood Watch

    • Crime/Scams

    • Communications/Alerts

    • Squatters/Homeless

  • Beach Patrol

CC Sheriff or Parks and Rec Involvement and/or Presence

Drainage Problems

  • Improved Drainage System in Low Lying Areas

  • Sea Level Rise (Climate Change) Strategy 

Red Tide

  • Biological Debris Removal (Private) Sand Raker Relationship

  • County & State involvement (Legislative Bills on Water Quality)

  • Residents involvement (Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling & Removal, Bivalve Seeding)

Zoning Conflicts to Overlay Code

  • Overlay Code Oversight

  • Variance Restrictions

  • Maintain Low Density Development

  • County Zoning and Planning Board Relationship

Water Quality and Management

  • Information Board at Public Beach (County website too)

  • Environmentally Sensitive Land (Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast)

Beautification of our Key(s)

  • Roundabout (Sign Free Area)

  • Commercial Area

Abandoned and Derelict Boats

Inter-Key Transportation

  • Stumpy’s or equivalent

    • County Subsidized Contribution

  • Charlotte County Transit Participation

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