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Southern Shores Seeks Input On Project

From an Outer Banks Voice report

SOUTHERN SHORES —  The town council is considering a beach renourishment project in 2022 and seeking public input on whether to move forward.

The town has proposed a beach renourishment project for 2022. Photo: Contributed

Although a public hearing on the matter is set for 9 a.m. June 16 at the Pitts Center, 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, town officials are asking for feedback on the project in advance. The public is asked to submit comments no later than June 12 to or mail them to Town of Southern Shores, 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail., Southern Shores, NC 27949.

The project could be funded through tax assessments, which may include municipal service districts or a town-wide assessment that could range from an additional $100 to around $3,000 per tax bill, depending on the assessed property value, location and proximity to the ocean.

The council has a workshop meeting set for June 16. The meeting will be open to the public and available online via Zoom.

The town said mass gathering restrictions under Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 141 does not apply to or limit the number of members of the public who may attend an in-person government board meeting and encompasses government officials, staff and members of the public and that a local government can put public health measures in place for in-person board meetings.

In an effort to comply with social distancing guidelines for mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19, those who attend the meeting should keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from others prior to, during and following the meeting. Seating in the Pitts Center has been arranged in a manner that complies with this guideline and seating will be limited. The meeting recording will be posted on the town website as soon as possible following the meeting.

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