- Published on Monday, 18 November 2013 23:08
- Written by Super User
The Carolina Beach Inlet Association is having a special meeting on Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 129 at 1500 Old Dow Road. (The road behind the Food Lion Shopping Center at Snow's Cut Bridge).
The association will host local representatives to discuss efforts to keep the inlet open.
Representatives Chris Millis (Pender), Harry Brown (Onslow), Ted Davis (New Hanover) will all be attending.
Carolina Beach Inlet Association President, Robert Schoonmaker said the meeting will focus on ways to secure future funding for dredging the inlet.
Currently the inlet is maintained with emergency federal funding through the Army Corp of Engineers. There is an initiative to work with local governments and the State of North Carolina to provide funding for regular maintenance.
The inlet is an important engine for New Hanover County's commercial and recreational boating economy. Without regular maintenance the inlet would become to shallow for vessels to safely navigate. That would negatively impact commercial fishing vessels, owners of recreational boats and local merchants that benefit from those activities.