12/6/22: TOWN WILL UPDATE STATUS OF BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT TODAY AT 5:30 P.M. COUNCIL MEETING; YOU MAY VIEW BY LIVESTREAM.

JUST A REMINDER: Town Manager Cliff Ogburn will provide an update on the Southern Shores beach nourishment project, which we learned last week was completed Nov. 22 without distributing the required amount of sand on the beaches north of about 4th Avenue, at the Town Council meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center.

There will be two public-comment periods during the meeting, the first of which will occur before the update, which is on the agenda as “old business,” and the second of which will occur afterward. All speakers are limited to three minutes.  

In its last special announcement to residents, on Dec. 2, the Town said it had “communicated” its concern to Dare County about “less sand [being placed] on the beach north of 5th Ave. than the original project design set forward” and “will be coordinating with them moving forward.” It also said that the Town Council would discuss the situation at today’s meeting.

(We note that the Town’s coastal engineering consultant, who served as manager of the multi-town beach nourishment project, referenced 4th Avenue in a Nov. 30 meeting during which he acknowledged an “over-fill” of sand in the southern beaches of Southern Shores and an “under-fill” on the northern beaches.)

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may live-stream it at (150) Southern Shores – YouTube.

For more information about the beach nourishment shortfall, see The Beacon, 11/30/22, 11/28/22, and 12/1/22.

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

The background materials for the agenda, which primarily deal with the engineering firm whom the Town is recommending receive the construction contract for the Juniper/Trinitie Trail Bridge replacement, may be accessed here: MEET-Packet-351b310086ca48faa05582d67f02080f.pdf (usgovcloudapi.net)

THE SOUTHERN SHORES BEACON, 12/6/22

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