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Town To Ask Property Owners To Contact Senators For Support Of Federal Beach Nourishment Funding

CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach is preparing to mail out a letter to property owners asking them to support efforts to secure continued federal funding of beach protection projects by contacting Senators including Richard Burr.
The letter states, "As a property owner of the Town of Carolina Beach, you may be aware that the town is looking at all options to secure funding for Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Projects.  Without Congressional action, funding for the Carolina Beach project will expire in 2014. Under current law, shoreline protection projects are authorized with cost-sharing participation by the federal government for a period of 50 years. Starting in 2014, the Congressionally authorized Carolina Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project will reach the end of its 50-year authorization."
The letter states, "The Senate is considering a measure which contains an evaluation procedure that provides an option for extending the federal cost-sharing requirement for an additional 15 years.  I am writing to you today to ask for your assistance and to take this opportunity to contact your Senators in support of the Senate-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would provide an option
for extending the federal government’s participation in all of the nation’s Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Projects, including the one in Carolina Beach, NC.  Senator Richard Burr can be reached at 202-224-3154 or by fax at 202-228-2981."
The letter is signed by Mayor Bob Lewis and dated December 2, 2013.