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NC - Beach Commission to Consider Participation in Federal Master Plan

The Carteret County Beach Commission is poised to make a major decision Monday — whether to switch from local and state funding to federal funding and management for Bogue Banks beach nourishment projects.

The commission, which advises the office of Carteret County Shore Protection Manager Greg Rudolph, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Emerald Isle Commission meeting room. It will also be broadcast on Zoom.

To join the meeting on Zoom, go to: https://carteretcountync.zoom.us/j/84127532394?pwd=dW9SeXpwaXBISVR4Z1RGYmpzblJQUT09.

The meeting ID is 841 2753 2394 and the password is 21TMcP.

“For the past five meeting months we have made the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project a focal point of our regular Beach Commission meetings as predicated by an infusion of $44,500,000 in January of this year that was appropriated to construct the project: 65% federal ($28,925,000) and 35% non-federal ($15,575,000, furnished akin to a no interest loan),” Mr. Rudolph wrote in a memo to the commission.

“Our next step to codify our participation in the Project is to execute a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) between the County and Corps, which is also required before construction can be initiated,” he continued.

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