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1 A World of Solutions Pulling Resources How Communities in Dare County are Working Together to Construct Locally Funded Beach Projects Ken Willson CB&I North Carolina Water Resource Congress October

2 1 A World of Solutions Background  Dare County Shoreline Protection Project Authorized  2009 – Kill Devil Hills Feasibility Study  2011 – Nags Head Local Beach Nourishment Project  2012 – Town of Duck Feasibility Study

3 2 A World of Solutions Coming Together  February 2013 – First Joint Meeting Kill Devil Hills / Kitty Hawk  June 2013 – Kitty Hawk Feasibility / Inter-Agency Meeting (3-Towns and County)  Initial Estimates – 10% - 17% Cost Savings by Combining Projects  Fall 2013 – County Formulates 1 st Cost Sharing Model

4 3 A World of Solutions  Initial Cost Estimate - $41 Million  Equitable Cost Sharing (Towns)  County Funding Through Room Occupation Tax  Dare County Up Front Commitment - $24 Million  Local Communities to Finance (Special Obligation Bonds) Balance  County to Subsidize Locals to assist with Debt Payments Preliminary Cost Sharing Model

5 4 A World of Solutions Getting Buy In  County / Town Managers Present To Elected Officials Working Together to Achieve Cost Savings + County Financial Support Buy In from ALL 3 - Towns

6 5 A World of Solutions Town of Duck:  ~ 1.5 Miles Main Section  Dune: Elevation 20 ft. NAVD / Crest Width 20 ft.  Design Berm Width: Variable 65 – 75 ft.  Ave. Fill Density: 120 cy/ft. Beach Fill Design

7 6 A World of Solutions Town of Kitty Hawk:  ~ 3.6 Miles Main Section  Dune: “Starter Dune” 14 ft. NAVD  Design Berm: 60 ft.  Ave. Fill Density: ??? Beach Fill Design

8 7 A World of Solutions Town of Kill Devil Hills:  ~ 2.4 Miles Main Section  Dune: Elevation 15 ft. NAVD / Crest Width 20 ft.  Design Berm: Variable 40 cy/ft.  Ave. Fill Density: 70 cy/ft. Beach Fill Design

9 8 A World of Solutions  BOEM / USACE – Co-Lead Agencies (Borrow Source in Federal Waters)  Pre-Application Meeting – KEY  Individual Environmental Assessments (EA)  Batched Biological Assessment (BA) and Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Documents Permitting

10 9 A World of Solutions  Cooperative Sand Search Investigation  Total Cost Split 3 Ways  All 3 Communities will Hold Permits for All Resulting Borrow Areas Borrow Area

11 10 A World of Solutions Borrow Area

12 11 A World of Solutions Borrow Area

13 12 A World of Solutions Keys To Success  Established Working Relationships Between Participants  Honesty and Integrity  Communication: Open and Often

14 13 A World of Solutions Questions? Ken Willson (910) – Office (910) – Cell -


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