Federal Beach Project Update - 4/9/2021
Federal Beach Project– Alert
Construction Easements: Presently, the Corps continues to indicate that for the project to proceed nothing less than 100% participation is acceptable, despite efforts to convince them 99%+/- of the beachfront is more than sufficient. We understand a Corps only, multi-committee meeting to further evaluate the matter is next Tues., April 13th. Please see the attached email & letter to the USACE for additional information and join us in sending your own letter to the Corps. This is in addition to an all-out, multi-prong effort underway by the County as well.
Costs: Good news! $4.3M less! The Corps now estimates project costs at $18.5M instead of the prior $22.8M. It is expected most of it will fall to the bottom line, reducing the amount required from the “local share” after adjustments in Federal and State funding. An updated official summary is pending.
Funding: Efforts continue concerning county-wide sourced funding. Please see attached email & letter to SLC and if you have not already, please join other PC members with your own letter or e-mail. Project funding may or may not be part of the discussion at the next Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Informal Meeting (9 am also next Tues., April 13th) as part of agenda item “A. St. Lucie County FY 2021 ‐ 2023 Strategic Plan Strategic Initiatives Review”. Public comment is typically only part of “Formal” NOT Informal BOCC Meetings. Meeting Notices and agendas can be followed at: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/board-of-county-commissioners/meeting-portal-page
Lastly if you haven’t already, please post this and the attachments on your bulletin board and if possible, forward it to your residents. Thank you!
Harvey Alligood, VP & Chair of the Beach & Dune Committee may be contacted at
414/202-4278 or via e-mail via email@example.com or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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