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the latest on Buxton beach nourishment

the latest on Buxton beach nourishment




http://hatterasdesigns.net/PivotBlog/ on the Island Free Press

"Dare County's planned beach nourishment project in north Buxton moved along quickly, making news headlines during March, and you can expect even more news in April especially next week.

On Monday, April 4, at 10 a.m., the Dare County Board of Commissioners will have a public hearing in the commissioners' meeting room at the Dare County Administrative Building in Manteo, to determine whether the owners of 34 oceanfront parcels of land in the nourishment area should help pay for the project..."

Quite a bit of information in this article with links to past articles, as well.



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Update worth reading if you own property down here or are interested in keeping up-to-date: http://islandfreepress.org/2016Archives/04.04.2016-CommissionersPursueExpandingBuxtonSpecialTaxDistrict.html



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Of course they should pay. Thumbs up


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IMHO.....As proposed is along the lines of as fair as it will get, those who benefit more will pay more but not to the point of being ruined. The real bulk of the payment is still carried by the general area.

FWIW, the <$10 price per cubic yard of the sand transported and laid seems not unreasonable in comparison to getting small amounts of sand on a land based construction project. It is a LOT of sand to move.


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The nourishment is needed to protect highway 12. It should be funded the same as any other transportation maintenance or improvement through fuel taxes and general funds. When we repair a state road or replace a bridge it does not create special tax districts for those in the proximity. This is just another infrastructure enhancement that is needed to maintain a transportation corridor.



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I see your point; but efforts are made to compensate property owners in most cases, when their ready access to property is substantially diminished by a new road that cuts off access, and they are also compensated when property is taken for road construction. This is the reverse: paying for an incidental individual benefit to road maintenance and construction, rather than being paid for an individual loss due to the same action for general benefit; so this does not strike me as unprecedented or out of bounds. (BTW, the tax district structure is just a mechanism to implement this, and is not the question per se.)


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UPDATE: Buxton beach nourishment bids lead to 2017 start date - from the Island Free Press:
http://islandfreepress.org/2016Archives/04.08.2016-UPDATEBuxtonBeachNourishmentBidsLeadTo2017StartDate.html


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