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#437980 05/15/12 08:36 AM
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Residents are patching the dirt road to North Ambergris and traffic is being diverted from the beach.


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elbert #437984 05/15/12 08:45 AM
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Well it's about time people stopped driving on the beach. If there is always an alternative the road will never be build, fixed up and maintained. Sometimes a few have to suffer in order to force change to rectify the situation.

People spend a lot of money to buy beachfront land, they buy it to have a nice, relaxing peaceful place to unwind and hotels maintain a nice beach for their guests to lay out on and for little kids to play on. It has been ridiculous how much traffic you can see streaming up and down the beach, scattering tourists, making noise and creating dust.

There is a designated roadway, it is time to all be civil and start using it instead of using other peoples private property as if it is a dirt track raceway.

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I can understand not have vehicles drive on the beach, but is it legal to block access and call it private property?

elbert #437988 05/15/12 08:51 AM
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Yes Amanda, and I've been one of them :-)
I agree its nice to see it diverted to the back and now that there is an alternative I'm on the road and off the beach.
A little concerned about the extent of the block though. We need to keep the beach path open to those that want to stroll or bike the beach.
Definitely something our new mayor is addressing Bywarren.


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elbert #437999 05/15/12 09:56 AM
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Yes walking should be allowed. I am not convinced bikes are okay on the beach. You know when a pack of bikes starts racing it can get pretty hairy out there!

The beach "reserve" is plotted on private property. The underlying title belongs to the land owner but he is required to leave the land undeveloped to allow folks to walk along the coast line. The beach reserve doesn't belong to the government or the Queen.


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Last I checked, this "roadway" is in fact on private property (lots) and not the queen's beach.
There is room between this track and the beach to pass - it's just not trammeled down because people have been driving over this route for a while. There is a good road in the area as an alternative.
This particular route had been abandoned some time back as it was a dead-end, but then heavy equipment from GBE opened it again, going through and over private land making quite a mess.
I think it's a pretty ugly barrier and will see what I can do to improve the visuals.

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Where do you find that Amanda, I read in Laws of Belize that all beach is public.


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elbert #438006 05/15/12 10:27 AM
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Diane, we all (self included)need a heads up on the Mayor's new interest in posts and other types of blocks that don't allow access to the beach. He's taking some action against a few and says he's going for more.
Its a hard call if you don't block you got golf carts of tourist in your front yard saying "AAW! Look Herbie, someone actually lives here" and if you do block your gona get threatening letter from the Town Board.
Remember when Elsa published a threat about the 60 foot of beach law in the San Pedro Sun.


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elbert #438007 05/15/12 10:30 AM
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Elbert, I hired a lawyer and was given a legal opinion.

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Hope you didn't pay much for that!


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