If there is a town on the Outer Banks with a bigger financial, administrative and contractual mess than Southern Shores right now, we hope they too will seek out a "disaster recovery" team to help them.
The town's dredging project manager is quoted on the The Outer Banks Voice as saying that Byrd is a nationally known disaster recovery firm with the expertise to make sure the work is done according to state and federal permits. Bennett was referring to Byrd Brothers Emergency Services of Wilson who has taken over the town's stalled dredging project as the "lead contractor". Go to Byrd's website and see if you can find "dredging contractor" listed under their portfolio.
What a mess!
EOD predicted the failure of this project, from the start. And, we'll make another prediction. The desire of the town's engineer to bring back the disastrous hydrocyclone method (or the geobag method, for that matter) will be another disaster, if it happens. In our opinion, the only way this project will succeed is by moving the dredge spoil (if they ever get it started) over into a large "catch basin" (as originally planned) and let it sit there for many months, which is the generally accepted method around here. Remember, you read it here.
Until then, we have the summer months ahead to scratch our heads and wonder where the Town of Southern Shores is headed next.