Neighbors fight plans for Big Bayou boat docks

01/02/08 Robert Lorei
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The St. Petersburg Times recently reported: "Neighbors of Big Bayou are buttressing their environmental arguments with legal ones in fighting a developer's aim to build 60 new boat slips in the quiet backwater.

Attorney Dan Schuh, a resident of neighboring Driftwood, has filed a motion with the state's Division of Administrative Hearings contending developer Prospect-Marathon Coquina's application for the slips was invalid because the slips are not legally tied to the developer's Waterside at Coquina Key North condominium development, a conversion of an apartment complex."

The hearing is Jan. 3 at 9 a.m., continuing on the 4th, at the County Judicial Building, 545-1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Our guests during this segment were two members of the Big Bayou Coalition, Bonnie Agan and Kelli Lineberger. They discussed the comeback of the bayou, the manateees who visit there and how they think the boat docks and increased boat traffic will adversely affect the water's quality.

For more information, visit Saveourbigbayou.org.

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