Following is an update from the timeline provided during the May 5th meeting with USACE. Trisston Brown described the schedule to meet the USACE deadlines, and Joshua Revord has included the SLC actions involved to achieve USACE needs.
The USACE deadlines for both the Construction Easements and the additional Public Access Points are earlier than previously described. April 30th locally for each is needed, to ensure that they are completed when required. Please recognize that the time from initial consideration, negotiation, the conclusion of an agreement and the filing of an easement in the public record is a lengthy process, particularly for qualifying Public Access, and must be completed "60 days prior to advertising" for construction bids.
If you are one of the HOA's or owners adjacent to one of the three strategically located public access points, please be proactive by contacting the County directly with an outline of what you may require. Given the unfortunate lack of meaningfully positive achievement to date, please do not wait for the County to contact you.
Current Timeline for Critical Milestones:
7/31/2020Consensus on Local Funding by SLC Commissioners
8/24/2020SLC signs Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with USACE
4/30/2021Additional Beach Access Points Complete
4/30/2021 Construction Easements forwarded to USACE
7/15/2021 Advertise for Construction Contract Bids
11/2021“Initial Start” for project (eligible for FCCE)
5/2022Project Completed (50 year starts – every 18 years renourish)
For questions and the latest information about deadlines locally, timelines, Public Access or Construction Easements, please contact Joshua Revord, Sr. Coastal Engineer St. Lucie County Erosion District. (Ph 772-462-1269), email
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The President’s Council, working together, seeks to maintain and enhance the lives of the owners and residents of Hutchinson Island. President’s Council serves St Lucie County, Hutchinson Island resident concerns, such as beach & dune, island safety & beautification, roads, future development and County services affecting us.