Hashamomuck Cove property owners are moving forward with exploring the creation of a special taxing district to fund a project to bolster their shoreline, which has been battered by years of erosion and increasingly frequent and powerful storms.
There’s no definite plan yet, as critical questions must still be answered and property owners need to organize. In addition, state approvals would have to be secured to create such a taxing district. READ
The Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to replenish sand along a 1.6-mile stretch of beach at Hashamomuck Cove is fraught with financial risk. READ
With no local government interested in being a project sponsor at this time, the creation of a Hashamomuck Cove taxing district to pay for work along a 1.6 mile stretch of Long Island Sound will be explored, officials said.
The idea of a taxing district came up after a Wednesday morning roundtable with local officials on the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $14.5 million plan to bolster the waterfront at the cove.
Considering what it would cost to build and maintain a beach replenishment project at Hashamomuck Cove, Southold Town Board members said they are not keen on signing on to using public money to bolster the shoreline.
The Southold Town Board is considering a roundtable to get closer to a firm decision on whether to sponsor a project to build a berm at Hashamomuck Cove and renourish the shorefront every five years. READ
Last week’s snowstorm came with strong north winds that exposed some parts of the North Fork to punishing flooding. Southold’s hardest hit locations were Hashamomuck Cove and Town Beach on Long Island Sound. READ
A snowstorm hit the North Fork last Thursday with harsh winds and rough waters that ripped up bulkheads, severely eroded Southold Town Beach and washed away a long-standing beach shack at Hashamomuck Cove. READ
Hashamomuck Cove residents had the chance last Tuesday to get answers about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to bolster the beach along their properties against rising sea levels.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to mitigate coastal erosion at Hashamomuck Cove is ill advised and will prove to be a measure by which taxpayer money is flushed into the sea (“Concerns over Hashamomuck,” Sept. 22).
Some Southold Town residents are questioning if the proposed $17.7 million beach re-nourishment project for Hashamomuck Cove will be worth it if sea levels rise.