Comprehensive county beach and shore preservation program.
161.28 Comprehensive county beach and shore preservation program.—The board of county commissioners of any of the counties may, by assignments to legally qualified personnel, whose services are made available as provided in s. 161.27, initiate and carry on such studies and investigations as may be necessary to plan a logical and suitable program for comprehensive beach and shore preservation within its county. This program may incorporate all or part of the recommendations of the United States Army Corps of Engineers concerning beach and shore restoration and erosion control, if there be any, and may additionally provide to an appropriate extent for the other aspects of beach and shore preservation. In conducting its studies and making its plans for a beach and shore preservation program, the board of county commissioners shall hold sufficient public hearings to ascertain the views and feelings of affected property owners in the various localities of the county regarding the needs to be served and manner in which they should best be served. The board of county commissioners shall give proper and reasonable consideration to all evidence received in planning the beach and shore preservation program.