Beach and Dune Update (5/10/21)
Federal Beach Project
Construction Easements - Concerning the last two remaining Construction Easements. Good news! The project regains its forward momentum. Our most recent understanding, as of May 7th, is both construction easements are “acceptable and in the mail" back to the county. Pending is confirmation of their receipt, complete with all signatures and required documents, so they may be accepted and recorded with all the others closing out this required important milestone with the USACE! All thanks to much effort by Congressman Mast, his office, and the county, particularly Commissioner Hutchinson and Joshua Revord.
Funding: Efforts continue to encourage significant county-wide funding sources are committed to the project's construction and post-construction monitoring costs in this year's forthcoming county budget. The next BOCC informal meeting, May 11th, includes discussion on county-wide funding for the project. Further meetings with County Commissioners and staff are anticipated. Your e-mails and letters to Howard Tipton, County Administrator with copies to the County Commissioners are helpful, as outlined on the website (https://www.pcofhi.com/news). All letters sent up to the end of June, before July budget meetings, will support this effort.
Timeline: The project timeline is on track and bid packages will be sent out in July/August, with placement of sand on the beach to begin November 2021. Project duration is about 45 days and will be completed before turtle season begins in March 2022.
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