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Topsail Beach renourishment project voted down

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It was a packed house at Topsail Beach's town assembly building. The line of concerned year long residents and property owners to take the microphone was long. The overwhelming majority favored the emergency beach renourishment plan. It was a new town commission that faced the difficult decision of voting for, against, or tabling the renourishment plan. Three new members, who won election in November, were sworn in before the vote. Some residents were concerned that the new members meant a new majority on the commission with a personal stake in voting the plan down. In a three to one vote, with new commissioner Ed Broadhurst voting against, the commission abolished the shoreline commission - not a good sign for the renourishment project.

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8 of the 12 million has

8 of the 12 million has already been raised and will not be used for any other reason. The monies are being raised through occupancy taxes, so the taxpayers are not paying for it unless you are renting a house on the beach! Imagine what the effects of not having a usable beach will have on our local economy, which is built on tourism. Not renourishing the beach will end up hurting the taxpayers in the end!

$12 million beach renourishment project??

That is a LOT OF money for sand that will be taken back in a few months by the sea. All beach "re-nourishment" should be stopped. You all should not be building homes on sand bars and beaches cause well..... THEY MOVE.

DW is right this time.

DW is right this time. Anyone who builds a home on the ocean front should expect to lose it sooner or later. If any renourishment is done, those who benefit should foot the bill, not the taxpayers who never visit the area.