This is an unedited copy of an email EOD sent to a neighbor in Southern Shores today. Knowing there are town readers of this website, he would welcome them, or anyone to weigh in and offer comments on this matter, if they want.
Can't help but wonder, considering the narrowness of the new channel, if the town really accomplished much with the dredging out there. I know over one half of the spoils (a scant 18,000 cubic yards, total project) was supposed to have come from the channel. Have you heard any comments from the boat club or residents along the canals as to whether they think the project accomplished what they wanted? For my part, I definitely would like to see the town spend the money on paving Duck Woods Drive before they dredge the canal behind my house. We have one mile and a half of canals and same for the street....the street needs it worse...and, on the other side, Potaskeet has just been paved....."
Southern Shores project ....18,000 cubic yards @ $2 million equals... $111.00 per cubic yard.
Town of Nags Head project...4,600,000 cubic yards @ $36 million equals.... $7.82 per cubic yard.
Comparatively, using monies spent by Southern Shores....the Nags Head project would have cost $510,000,000, instead of $36,000,000.
Comparatively, using monies spent by Nags Head...the Southern Shore project would have cost $140,760, instead of $2,000,000.
Nags Head is using 300 ft. ocean going dredges. Southern Shores used a 40 foot pontoon boat. Go figure....