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What the County voted on in October:

Indian River County Commissioners vote to
delay Oslo boat ramp project 3-5 years!

After a long discussion during their October 21, 2014 meeting, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners voted to delay the Oslo Road boat ramp expansion for 3-5 years. Commissioner Solari made a Motion, seconded by Commissioner Zorc to delay the project with Commissioner Flescher joining them in the 3-2 vote.
Excerpts from Indian River County Commission
meetings concerning the Oslo Boat Ramp.
Comments by Susan Boyd - June 3, 2014
Comments by Richard Baker - June 3, 2014
Comments by Corry Westbrook - July 1, 2014
Comments by Juanita Baker - August 19, 2014
Comments by Lange Sykes, Paris Westbrook, and Kristen Beck - September 9, 2014
Comments by Pearl McKenzie and Indian RiverKeeper Marty Baum - September 16, 2014
Comments by Brenden Burke, John Warner, Diane Morgan, and Rosemary Wilson - September 23, 2014
Oslo Road Conservation Area: The Sacred Site by Lange Sykes
Editorials, Guest Editorials, & Articles
  1. County official: Vandalism at Oslo Road boat ramp malicious by Tyler Treadway
  2. County officials pursue permit for Oslo Road boat ramp despite commission vote for delay by Tyler Treadway
  3. County faces uphill battle for Oslo Boat Ramp permit by Steven Thomas
  4. Indian River County commissioners vote to delay Oslo Road boat ramp by Tyler Treadway
  5. Why pave Oslo boat ramp if not paving one in refuge? by Laurence Reisman
  6. Fate of Oslo Boat Ramp could be decided Tuesday by Debbie Carson
  7. Devil is in the details for Oslo Boat Ramp trade-off by Eve Samples
  8. Sea grass basis of lagoon fisheries, Oslo Road boat ramp controversy by Tyler Treadway
  9. Commission should kill Oslo boat ramp expansion by Editors/Vero Beach 32963
  10. Close vote expected on Oslo boat ramp issue by Tyler Treadway
  11. Indian River County commissioners' point of view on boating, Indian River Lagoon by Editors, TCPalm
  12. Boat ramp expansion proponents had better speak out or... by Laurence Reisman
  13. Myths of Olso Road by Ed Killer
  14. As powerful committee chairman, Poppell pressured regulators on Oslo Road boat ramp project by Mark Schumann
  15. County Commission delays decision on $1 million Oslo Road boat ramp project by Mark Schumann
  16. Leaders urged to 'do no harm' by Ed Killer
  17. Indian River officials mull over lengthy delay in Oslo boat ramp project by Tyler Treadway
  18. Update: Decision on Oslo road boat ramp delayed, again by Steve Thomas
  19. Improving Oslo boat ramp will damage lagoon by Diane Morgan
  20. People rally against Oslo boat ramp expansion by Lisa Angell
  21. County remains obsessed with Oslo Road Boat Ramp by Editors/Vero Beach 32963
  22. County schedules Oct. 7 Oslo boat ramp meeting by Henry Stephens
  23. What will it take for the county commission to listen? by Milt Thomas
  24. Commissioners dodge Oslo Road Boat Ramp opponents at rally by Steven Thomas
  25. Protest does not move the County Commission by Milt Thomas
  26. Oslo Boat Road boat ramp quietly moves forward by Ed Killer
  27. Environmental Groups: 'Fast-track' docks, ramps threaten manatees by Jim Waymer
  28. Environmentalist rally at Oslo boat ramp to protest county project by Steven Thomas
  29. Destroying Seagrass is a Dumb Idea by Rodney Smith
  30. Mitigation may make some people feel better... by Richard H. Baker
  31. Federal appeal could block Oslo boat ramp project by Steven Thomas
  32. State judge approves controversial Oslo boat ramp project by Milt Thomas
  33. Judge OKs Oslo ramp project by Tyler Treadway
  34. County's request for funds for Olso boat ramp denied by Steve Thomas
  35. Oslo Ramp fails to secure grant by Tyler Treadway
  36. 'Special place' under siege by county commissioners by Bob Bruce
  37. Seagrass threatened by Oslo Road boat ramp expansion by Steven Thomas
  38. Posey said to bring pressure for Oslo Road Boat Ramp Expansion by Steve Thomas
  39. Politicians hug us before stabbing us in the back by Lynne Larkin
  40. One vote against Oslo boat ramp by Ed Killer
  41. Judge to decide boat ramp's fate by Tyler Treadway
  42. No justification for proposed Oslo Boat Ramp by Robert L. Smith
  43. No need for redundant, unnecessary project by Richard Baker
  44. This is one 'improvement' the Lagoon can do without by Richard Baker
  45. Want to catch fewer fish? 'Improve' Oslo Boat Ramp by Grant Gilmore