The County announced their intentions to divest themselves (de-annex) of all Unincorporated Pockets and Encalves- four of which are on the barrier island in our area: the "Surf" pocket, the "South" pocket and two small Enclaves on A1A in the Town of Briny Breezes.
Briny Breezes and Boynton Beach have legal standing to annex the "Surf" pocket: a small neighborhood on the east side of A1A between Briny Breezes Blvd. and St. Andrews Club.
Gulf Stream and Boynton Beach have legal standing to annex the "South" pocket: a small neighborhood on the east and west side of A1A between St. Andrews Club and Sea Road.
Briny Breezes has legal standing to annex the two small Enclaves in their Town on the west side of A1A. The Town has included potential annexation plans for these Enclaves in their recent EAR.
Faced with the prospect of future annexation, residents in affected unincorporated County Pockets are organizing to evaluate preferences. A group of private homeowners and condo associations in the "South Pocket", bordering the Town of Gulf Stream, have gone so far as to request that Gulf Stream consider annexing their Pocket as soon as practical.
The Coalition will continue to work vigorously to make sure that ALL barrier island residents are educated about the annexation process. We have had numerous local meetings with affected County Pocket residents and surrounding Townships. Stay tuned and sign up for updates via our electronic newsletter. This one issue could obviously have long-term and far reaching affects on all coastal residents!!