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NC - Emerald Isle eyes federal fund source for stormwater management improvement project

EMERALD ISLE —Town commissioners Tuesday night will consider a staff proposal to apply for federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funds for a major stormwater management improvement project.

EMERALD ISLE —Town commissioners Tuesday night will consider a staff proposal to apply for federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funds for a major stormwater management improvement project.

The monthly session of the board of commissioners will begin at 6 p.m. in the meeting room beside the police department and online.

According to the meeting agenda, the funds the town would seek would be for a stormwater project to reduce or eliminate future flooding risk and damages in Deerhorn Dunes, Pebble Beach, the Holiday Trav-L Park, Queens Court condominiums and Boardwalk RV Park and the Western Ocean Regional Access, all in the flood-prone western end of town.

In a memo to the board, town manager Matt Zapp said that if the town receives BRIC funds, officials will try to partner with N.C. State University to use “a proven approach to discharge stormwater by way of natural filtration” in oceanfront sand dunes and would align the technique with the town’s existing hazard mitigation and stormwater pumping plan.

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