Summary of Port, Waterway & Beach Commission Meeting

The Port, Waterway & Beach Commission met on February 10th to discuss a wide variety of topics affecting our area and CBIA association.

Topics discussed included:

Mason Inlet Relocation Project (MIRP)

• The maintenance event is underway with an estimated project completion of 20%.  Shallow Draft Inlet (SDI-5) Permitting

• The Biological Assessment is under formal consultation by the USFWS with a Biological Opinion anticipated in the March/April timeframe.

• Draft reasonable and prudent measures/terms and conditions have been evaluated by the SDI-5 contractor.

Carolina Beach CSDR Project, Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report (BRER).

• A stakeholders meeting was held on January 25th.

• The USACE awaits BRER funding from either the President’s FY17 Budget or the USACE’s FY16 workplan.

And more!

Beach Nourishment is Underway!

Beach nourishment is finally underway for much of Carolina Beach & Kure Beach. This much-needed sand will begin coming to our local beaches after several months of delays.
The beaches are being rebuilt by th U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through their coastal storm damage reduction projects, also known as beach nourishment, which occurs every three years for the two Pleasure Island beach towns. This cycle, which cost $12.3 million dollars total (65 percent of which is paid using federal dollars, with the remaining 35 percent split between local governments) was originally scheduled to start in November.

What do you think about these changes?

What is our purpose?

CBIA wants inform the community about issues surrounding the Inlet. We also hope to schieve the following:

Raising of Funds
To coordinate the raising of funds for the long range dredging, Maintenance, and maintaining safety for commercial, pleasure, emergency traffic through Carolina Beach Inlet for city, county, federal and any other source.

Inform & Educate
To inform and educate the public and governments of the economics and benefits of keeping Carolina Beach Inlet dredged and maintained for safety.

Strong Voice
To provide a united and strong voice to any municipal, governmental, or other regulatory or rulemaking body.

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Ready to Get Involved?

Make it your goal to become a member of CBIA in 2016!

The Carolina Beach Inlet Association (CBIA) educates the public and politicians on the importance of keeping North Carolina’s Shallow Draft Inlets dredged for safe navigation. Support for CBIA is vital to the ongoing preservation of the area inlets.

Anyone who is an owner, operator or captain of a charter headboat, commercial vessel, recreational boat, merchant or businessman having an interest in the activities of the Association, and those persons working on the boats or in the businesses. The area of membership is primarily the Southeastern section of North Carolina, but certainly not limited to just this area. All members have full voting and other privileges, provided he is qualified under such rules as the membership committee may provide.

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