City receives funding for beach project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received $10,609,844 in funding to accomplish an emergency beach renourishment project in the city of North Myrtle Beach. Current indications are that the funding will not require a cost sharing by the city, however, a Cooperation Agreement will have to be entered into between U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city.|
The city will have to pay separately for dune reconstruction, sea oats planting and other associated dune work.
“This is great news for the residents of North Myrtle Beach, the State of South Carolina and the Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley. “The North Myrtle Beach City Council and many others have been working hard toward this goal since Hurricane Joaquin hit our shores. The severe damage incurred from Hurricane Matthew only made the need for this project even more immediate.”
“We especially want to thank U.S. Representative Tom Rice for his help in securing these funds,” Hatley said, “and we also offer our very special thanks to project manager Wes Wilson of the U.S. Army Corps’ Charleston District and the many other Corps leaders and personnel from Washington to Charleston who visited North Myrtle Beach often, studied our beach carefully and came to understand the proven and dire need for more sand here in North Myrtle Beach.”
Additional details regarding the emergency project will be provided as they are determined.