Southern Shores moves toward decision on beach nourishment

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Posted May 11, 2020

The monthly Southern Shores Town Council meeting took place on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Council members met, while maintaining social distance, at the Pitts Center to receive updates on recycling, beach nourishment and the fiscal year 2020/2021 budget.

Wes Haskett, interim town manager, reported that the proposed 2020/2010 budget was filed on May 5 with the town clerk. It was made available to the public on May 6.

After utilizing around $662,000 in funds for capital improvement to balance the budget, there was no tax increase. Council will amend and/or adopt the budget at their June 1 meeting.

Haskett then indicated a potential budget amendment for the current year’s budget regarding beach nourishment. The chosen coastal engineering firm APTIM identified three tasks that were needed to move forward with the proposed beach nourishment projects.

These tasks included a $17,000 beach profile data acquisition, an $18,000 beach profile analysis and report for 2020 and a $12,000 inter-agency coordination and permitting fee.

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Source: coastalnewstoday