The R&B Advisory Committee met on 10/17 at the Public Works Annex on San Casa. They reported that the cleaning of the culvert on
Palm Drive is in progress, and the inspection has not been done
yet. Kosinski Bridge will update us at the next
meeting. Charlotte County
The report from the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies at
was reviewed. Generally, it stated that the test patch of
road on Penn State Bocilla Drive was going in the right direction,
adding some specifications that might improve the work. It was agreed that the present contractor
(under contract with the County until September of 2014) will use the same
material to fill the roads. The material
consists of 4” of washed shell, 2” of beach sand. The roads will be graded and
crowned. They will ultimately be 18’
“cart-ways” or “travel-ways” within the right-of-ways.
Discussion also determined that road grading will also be done as needed, as opposed to staying to a specific timetable throughout the year. Also discussed was more prep work before the shell & sand are placed, such as possibly removing some of the marle that had been placed in the past.
The committee also spoke about the possibility of having a county-owned tractor left on the island, rather than accruing barge fees per trip, but this needs to be checked by the county attorney.
SAVE THE DATE: the R&B committee will be hosting a community meeting/ workshop on November 2nd at under Tim & Rose Malone’s house. (
111 Bocilla Drive) Join the committee to discuss
future plans for road maintenance and improvements.