Just in time before what’s expected to be a nasty hurricane season, beachfront home owners from Sagaponack & Bridgehampton Beach Erosion Control Districts presented a joint plan for a restoration project to pump 1.8 million cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor a mile off shore on to a 6 mile stretch of shoreline. The cost… $24Million …The affected homeowners… 84 in Bridgehampton & another 57 in Sagaponack & 5 belonging to Southampton Town at a combined value of $826 Million and $977 Million respectively
Homeowners in both districts overwhelmingly voted in favor.. if Southampton Town approves, it will be put to a formal vote
Time line… a full 10 years
The public hearing is August 17th at 4 pm in Southampton Town Hall at 116 Hampton Road
The proposal outlines contributions from homeowners over the 10 year period which would cover the majority to the $24M price tag
Personally & professionally I applaud these districts for their forward thinking!
The shoreline is public property up to the high tide line… as I see it, if they do nothing, the public space will disappear
The time is now!