Cocoa Beach Surf Dogs
Cocoa Beach Surfing Dogs are a unique breed
By Local Resident Tim Chastain
They stand out and should be recognized within the Dogs on the Beach conversation.
Surfing Dogs bring with them responsible humans and a specific wholesome family friendly beach activity that fits our community. This was demonstrated during a recent Easter Surfing event.
A question that begs an answer, how can our dogs train for a surfing event when they cannot have access to the waves? Throwing the Baby Surf Pups out with the bath water if the Ordinance fails to pass would be a shame. Please consider Cocoa Beach Surfing Dogs for their uniqueness.
THE DOG ON THE BEACH
Written by: Isle of Cocoa Beach staff
Dogs on the beach update: Last week the commission met and were unable to come up with a decision. There was a well thought out plan presented to the commission. The plan addresses many of the problem areas of allowing dogs on the beach. Some of the commissioners were unable to make a decision because there were many very vocal voices for and against making any changes. Therefore, the next meeting is May 3rd at 7:00PM. It would be great for our elected officials to once again see AND hear from residents on both sides of the issue.
Commission Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. The agendas are posted ahead of time on the city website. http://www.cityofcocoabeach.com/449/Watch-Recorded-Meetings
The ordinance proposed establishes a one-year trial period and dogs would only be allowed on two sections of Cocoa Beach: the southern half of Lori Wilson Park and from 4th Street South to the north end of Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park near the city limits.
The dogs would also only be allowed on the beach from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Please email your elected officials and make sure to attend the next meeting scheduled for May 3rd at 7pm.