|Meeting at Five Rivers Nature Center Thursday|
ALABAMA GULF COAST RECOVERY COUNCIL MEETING
Several citizens and representatives from the city addressed the AGCR council in support of funding additional local projects using civil fines already levied under the Federal Clean Water Act resulting from the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Fairhope's mayor, currently Karin Wilson, holds an ex officio place on the council.
Two previous requests were made in 2014 (Projects ID#s 106 and 126 for about $55 million), but these new smaller ones are seen to be more realistic and have a greater chance of being awarded.
|Mayor Wilson, center|
WATERFRONT PRESERVATION/RESTORATION PROJECTS SUBMITTED
Generally, the new requests for about $6.8 million are for improvements to the city's Fly Creek Marina area including channel dredging, a new comprehensive growth plan, stabilization of wind/water erosion of beaches and bluffs along the Mobile Bay waterfront -- and to address other planning and storm water management issues:
*Project 331. Planning Assistance for developing a new community based comprehensive land use plan that will incorporate all previous planning efforts and integrate community involvement to create a long-term vision for future growth in the Fairhope area.
(For complete project list and descriptions click here)
It will take four votes by council members to accept the new RFE's (requests for evaluations) for consideration; that will be done at a future meeting.
Interested Fairhope citizens are encouraged to contact the council to express support - click.
|Fly Creek marina problems|
|Beach erosion continues|