Collier commissioners approve Clam Pass dredging plan


COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- County officials now have a dredging plan for Clam Pass, but not all the commissioners approve of it.

The Collier County Board of Commissioners voted 3 -2 in favor of the plan that requires the county to apply for a permit to dredge Clam Pass, which is filling up with sediment.

Commissioner Donna Fiala voted against the plan because she feels it gives too much control to the community of Pelican Bay.

“I feel the county commissioners are really abdicating their role for the rest of the county by approving this for the one community,” said Fiala.

The dredging is paid for with tourist development tax dollars. Clam Pass was last dredged in 2012.

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