Photo: Allen Eyestone, Palm Beach Post
“…Palm Beach County is one step closer to expanding a local law that bans floating structures from anchoring in county waters, with some exceptions.
If passed, an update to the Cindy DeFilippo Floating Structure Ordinance will apply to floating structures anchoring or mooring in all waters within the county, including those under the jurisdiction of a city or town.
County commissioners will take a final vote on June 15.
A floating structure isn’t a boat or other watercraft, which the state defines as a ‘vessel’ and requires registration.
Rather, it is a ‘floating entity … not primarily used as a means of transportation on water but which serves purposes typically associated with a structure or other improvement to real property,’ according to the state. These can include functions such as a residence, restaurant or clubhouse. ”
— Hannah Morse, Palm Beach Post