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County Commission helps Kure Beach finance renourishment

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- One topic at Monday night’s New Hanover County Commission meeting was money. Kure Beach needs nourishment money and the Fed is not too generous.

What is a beach town without a beach? That was one question at the County Commission meeting. Kure Beach like all sand cities needs money for beach nourishment, and those dollars look like yesterday’s sand castle

Commissioner Rick Catlin wants the fed to step up with their share.

“The federal government benefits from our storm protection efforts here in savings to FEME money during a storm it also they get a three to one benefit cost ratio on every dollar that they spend but because beach nourishment is classifies as an earmark, if it doesn’t come out in in the president’s budget, it just doesn't come out”.

Meantime the county has devised a clever plan to swap dollars to help Kure. New County Manager Chris Coudriet explains.

“It will be State appropriations given to Carolina Beach for beach renourishment those dollars would be re appropriated to our sand fund.”

The amount is about 1.6 million dollars and while details have not been finalized Mayor Dean Lambeth of Kure Beach is happy with the help and also wants the fed on board.

“We keep doing the economic surveys and one dollar in beach renourishment is worth 300 in real time and to the beaches but they have got to be shown a way that beach renourishment protects the property.”

The County funding will act as a grant for Kure Beach. The State House ratified the Water Resources Flexibility bill today to facilitate funding for area beaches. It goes to the Governor for her signature.

Manager Chris Coudriet is one new addition, this was his first meeting as manager.

One old thing, Brian Berger was late again. Some things never change.

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GLAD TO SEE THAT THE NH CO.

GLAD TO SEE THAT THE NH CO. COMM. CAROLINA BEACH AND KURE BEACH ARE ALL PULLING TOGETHER TO TRY TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, INSTEAD OF BICKERING AMONG THEMSELVES. AS FOR MR. BERGER, MAYBE SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY HIM A GOOD CLOCK THAT KEEPS THE CORRECT TIME? MAYBE A DIGITAL ONE, THAT TELLS HIM WHAT TIME IT IS.

Sand yes baseball NO

This is where the count commissioners stand !
Enjoy the beach through 2014 but not baseball

Best Regards
Vog

Funny You Say this

Kure Beach has gone on public record for support for stadium Downtown as well as minor-league Baseball.
See they have the "beach" but realize impact Stadium and Team will have.
All for the better,but just not sand.

Learn to read Duke

New Hanover county provided the funding for beach renourishment.
New Hanover County Commissioner Ted Davis said no funds for the baseball stadium.
Yes for sand NO to baseball

Nice try though

Best Regards
Vog

THE ONLY IMPACT THE STADIUM

THE ONLY IMPACT THE STADIUM WILL HAVE IS ON THE TAX PAYERS POCKETS.

Wheres our money!

They collect 5 million from us property owners and we want to see them stop hiring all their friends and family to work at Town Hall when we need sand! Most of us can't even vote because we don't live there full time.