IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TOWN’S COASTAL STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION PROJECT
May 25, 2017
The US Corps of Engineers has informed the Town that funding has been included in their F/Y 2017 work plan for the Town’s Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) Project.
According to the Corps announcement, $5,460,000 has been earmarked in this plan for the Ocean Isle Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project segment of Brunswick County Beaches to be accomplished along with $4.85 million in Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) funds for a total of $10.310 million. The Town is still awaiting final approval of the FCCE funds, however, funding in the Corps work plan means the CSDR project will proceed.
The Town is also seeking assistance from the Corps for the approval of a Memorandum of Agreement that would allow the fillet work (sand placement) necessary as part of the Terminal Groin project to be constructed simultaneously with the CSDR project. This would greatly reduce mobilization costs associated with the Terminal Groin project.
We would like to personally recognized the Mayor Debbie S. Smith and Town of Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners for their continued dedication and work in making both the Coastal Storm Damage Reduction and Terminal Groin Projects a reality.
Daisy L. Ivey