Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Town keeps eye on Corps plan to deepen, widen Lake Worth Inlet |

From the Shiny Sheet, the Town of Palm Beach still is voicing concern over the dredging and widening of the Lake Worth Inlet - at the northern tip of the barrier island. One benefit would be to move sand transfer equipment further south to cover more area for beach renourishment. But Mayor Coniglio still has some quality of life concerns:
Mayor Gail Coniglio said she still has many concerns about the project.
“I want to remind everyone that the Town of Palm Beach, including this dais, has continued to take opposition to many of the aspects of the port expansion and I’ve been very watchful in my conversations both with Col. Alan Dodd [commander and district engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District] in Jacksonville and again with Congresswoman (Lois) Frankel.”
She said the short list of concerns includes the actual depths to which the inlet will be deepened and widened, what affect it would have on storm surge, the use of blasting, and the impact larger vessels will have on quality of life and safety.
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