Okaloosa County creates advisory board for Crab Island

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Commissioners are making sure things stay in control at Crab Island.

Tuesday at the commission meeting, board members created an advisory board to help the commission make the best decisions about what will and will not be allowed on floating docks.

Currently, floating docks selling alcohol or tobacco are illegal if the seller does not have a liquor license through the county.

At the end of this year, floating structures will no longer be allowed to anchor.

Commissioners say the advisory board will meet sooner rather than later, and they'll help the county make balanced decisions on floating docks.

“There’s vendors on it [the board], chamber members, city members, so if they have any suggestions that might improve the situation, it may clamp down further and it may recommend relaxing a little bit," said District Five Okaloosa County Commissioner Kelly Windes.

The advisory board will not make any votes or changes, it simply takes a further look into issues surrounding Crab Island with commercial vendors.