Jennifer Allen / Coastal Review Online

NC - Southern Shores Asks for Nourishment Input

Southern Shores officials want to hear from residents next week on a plan to pay for a new beach nourishment project.

The public hearing at 5:30 p.m. March 16 is on proposed municipal service districts for a beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection works project scheduled for 2022.

The meeting will be in the town council meeting room at the Kern Pitts Center at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail in Southern Shores as well as streamed online.

The town released a report with information on both the proposed beach nourishment project and municipal service districts. The report includes  maps of the proposed districts, an explanation of the proposed service in the municipal service districts, and a plan for providing the proposed service.

A copy of the report is available for viewing in the town clerk’s office at the town’s administration building, 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at www.southernshores-nc.gov.

The feedback from the hearing could lead to substantial changes to the report to reflect objections, debate and discussion at the March 16 hearing.

The town is working to implement a long-term shoreline management program aimed that will provide and maintain a reasonable level of storm damage reduction, mitigate long-term erosion, and maintain a healthy beach that and supports valuable shorebird and sea turtle nesting habitat, according to the report.

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