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Civic Association Evaluating Dredging to Deepen & Widen the Lake Worth Inlet

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The Army Corps of Engineers released a draft feasibility report and environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Lake Worth Inlet.

 

The Civic Association has offered to contribute $5,000 to help pay for a town counsultant to evaluate the plan and Chairman and CEO Bob Wright appointed Civic Association Director Robert Holuba to chair the Association’s Port and Peanut island Committee.

The report analyzes the effects of a proposal to deepen and widen the Lake Worth Inlet.

Here’s the report link:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Portals/44/docs/Planning/EnvironmentalBranch/EnvironmentalDocs/LWI_01_Draft%20_Feasibility_EIS_April_2013.pdf

A meeting to receive public comment on the report is scheduled for this Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Port of Palm Beach.  Comment is also being taken by email and mail.  The comment period is 45 days.

Leaders from the Town of Palm Beach and the Civic Association have met and agreed to work together on this issue.  The Town plans to retain an expert consultant to analyze the 182-page EIS report and develop a response based on the information. Areas of study may include environmental concerns, public safety issues, and potential impacts on recreational interests.

The Town Council is hiring the consultant at a cost of $29,000.  The Civic Association has offered to contribute $5,000 to help with this expense.  The analysis will take 10 days to 2 weeks.

Later this month, Civic Association representatives will sit down with Town officials and staff to discuss the consultant’s report and develop appropriate responses that will be submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers before the comment period ends.

Because there is not enough time to develop a credible presentation for the public meeting on May 9, neither the Town nor the Civic Association will comment publicly at that time.  However, both the Town and the Association will be represented at the meeting.

Civic Association Chairman and CEO Bob Wright appointed Civic Association Director Robert Holuba to chair the Association’s Port and Peanut island Committee.

 

This Week in Palm Beach 3-1-2013

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