Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Beruff Saga continues

County Investigates Possible Illegal Land Clearing Near Long Bar Pointe

The Bradenton Times
Dennis Maley
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016

BRADENTON — Suncoast Waterkeeper has filed a complaint with Manatee County, alleging that developers of the controversial Long Bar Point project in southwest Manatee County have illegally cleared land that doesn't belong to them in connection with a forthcoming subdivision.

The complaint alleges that part of a county conservation easement, as well as property belonging to an adjacent development—Legends Bay—were cleared along with Long Bar Pointe property, in violation of county ordinances.

Residents of Legends Bay recently began noticing that some of the most attractive green space property in their development had been cleared—property they had understood would forever be preserved. ...

"You've got this giant Bald Eagle nest that all of a sudden just vanishes," said McClash. "We're talking about branches as big as six feet long, and every one of them is suddenly gone from the tree . . . 

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