12/1/22: TOWN SAYS IT HAS CONTACTED DARE COUNTY ABOUT CONTRACTOR’S INADEQUATE SAND FILL ON NORTHERN BEACHES; TOWN COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS SHORTFALL AT DEC. 6 MEETING.

The Town of Southern Shores issued the following special announcement at 2 p.m. today about the design error committed by Weeks Marine in nourishing the beaches:

“Last week, based only on visual inspection it was difficult to determine if the project design goal had been achieved. At the biweekly public beach nourishment update meeting held Nov. 30 engineers with Coastal Protection Engineering confirmed that the contractor, Weeks Marine, placed less sand on the beach north of 5th Ave. than the original project design set forward. Having learned this information only yesterday, the Town Council has not yet had the opportunity to meet for discussion and determine options. Dare County entered the contract with Weeks Marine on behalf of four towns to nourish their beaches. The Town has communicated this contract concern to Dare County and will be coordinating with them moving forward. This matter will be on the agenda at the Dec. 6 Council meeting for discussion. The town appreciates everyone’s patience as we work to resolve this matter.”

For more information about this developing story, see The Beacon, 11/30/22 and 11/28/22.

You may access the agenda for the Town Council’s Dec. 6 meeting at: MEET-Agenda-351b310086ca48faa05582d67f02080f.pdf (usgovcloudapi.net)

The materials for the agenda may be accessed here: MEET-Packet-351b310086ca48faa05582d67f02080f.pdf (usgovcloudapi.net)

The meeting will be held in the Pitts Center at 5:30 p.m. There will be two public-comment periods.

THE SOUTHERN SHORES BEACON, 12/1/22

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