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What is the Erosion Control Tax on my tax bill?

In 2011 Longboat Key voters approved a bond referendum authorizing borrowing and repayment of $16 million for beach nourishment. Eighty percent (80%) of the voters approved the ballot question. The Town did not assess the voter approved tax to repay the $16 million until 2014. Now we are undertaking several beach projects with the approved funds and funds from Tourist Development Taxes and State of Florida grants.


Within the next two years we expect to complete dredging of New Pass and Longboat Pass and placement of the dredged material on Longboat Key beaches. We also expect to place sand in the central part of the Town via truck hauling. In the next two to three years we expect to expend about $20 million on beach nourishment and stabilization projects. The increase in the Erosion Control tax is to repay the voter approved debt associated with borrowing $16 million for beach projects described above. The bonds will be paid off on or before 2021.

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