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This week Town staff met with representatives of Weeks Marine and TI Coastal to discuss the upcoming steps for Town’s Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project. Preliminary work, including vibration monitoring testing and pre-construction surveys of buildings and improvements started prior to the new year, with equipment beginning to arrive and installment to take place in the coming weeks. The first of two dredges, the JS Chatry, previously scheduled to arrive in late January, is now scheduled to arrive and begin work the first week in February. This is a result of the support equipment needed to lay the submerged pipeline experiencing delays related to inclement weather and storms in the southeast. Weather delays are experienced anytime a tow runs into seas greater than 5-7' where they are no longer able to transit safely offshore. Please note that the potential for weather delays has been incorporated in the planning schedule and the Project is still on track for completion as scheduled. In the coming days you will begin to see more preparation for the project, including surveyors from TI Coastal on the beach. Below is a brief overview of what you can expect:

Week of Jan 13th:
** Heavy equipment (bulldozers, etc.) will be delivered to beach near Drum Avenue in anticipation of landing pipeline
Week of Jan 20th:
** Land Submerged Pipeline in Topsail Beach for the JS Chatry, approximately just north of Queens Grant
** Continue to lay line back to the inlet
Week of Jan 27th:
** Early start for pipeline work at Drum Ave. (This could start the following week)
Week of Feb 3rd:
** JS Chatry startup Topsail Inlet Offshore Section with placement beginning near Queens Grant and advancing north (see attached map for direction)
Week of March 2nd:
** Borinquen startup placement starting at Drum Avenue advancing north

Again, please note that while we are confident in the successful completion of the project, schedules are subject to change based on unforeseen conditions. The overall timeline has accounted for these possibilities.
Staff will meet with Weeks Marine and TI Coastal on a weekly basis (or more often as necessary) to assess the progress and report back key information to our residents and property owners throughout the process. Once the project begins, look for progress maps and updates on our website. For more information please contact us at Town Hall.

LOCAL SDR PROJECT PRESENTATION

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This week Town staff met with representatives of Weeks Marine and TI Coastal to discuss the upcoming steps for Town’s Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project. Preliminary work, including vibration monitoring testing and pre-construction surveys of buildings and improvements started prior to the new year, with equipment beginning to arrive and installment to take place in the coming weeks. The first of two dredges, the JS Chatry, previously scheduled to arrive in late January, is now scheduled to arrive and begin work the first week in February. This is a result of the support equipment needed to lay the submerged pipeline experiencing delays related to inclement weather and storms in the southeast. Weather delays are experienced anytime a tow runs into seas greater than 5-7' where they are no longer able to transit safely offshore. Please note that the potential for weather delays has been incorporated in the planning schedule and the Project is still on track for completion as scheduled. In the coming days you will begin to see more preparation for the project, including surveyors from TI Coastal on the beach. Below is a brief overview of what you can expect:

Week of Jan 13th:
** Heavy equipment (bulldozers, etc.) will be delivered to beach near Drum Avenue in anticipation of landing pipeline
Week of Jan 20th:
** Land Submerged Pipeline in Topsail Beach for the JS Chatry, approximately just north of Queens Grant
** Continue to lay line back to the inlet
Week of Jan 27th:
** Early start for pipeline work at Drum Ave. (This could start the following week)
Week of Feb 3rd:
** JS Chatry startup Topsail Inlet Offshore Section with placement beginning near Queens Grant and advancing north (see attached map for direction)
Week of March 2nd:
** Borinquen startup placement starting at Drum Avenue advancing north

Again, please note that while we are confident in the successful completion of the project, schedules are subject to change based on unforeseen conditions. The overall timeline has accounted for these possibilities.
Staff will meet with Weeks Marine and TI Coastal on a weekly basis (or more often as necessary) to assess the progress and report back key information to our residents and property owners throughout the process. Once the project begins, look for progress maps and updates on our website. For more information please contact us at Town Hall.

SDR PRESENTATION

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Mayor Steve Smith has sent the property owners of the Town of Topsail Beach Holiday wishes and a brief summary of some of the larger goals the Town will be accomplishing in the upcoming year.

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As hunting season approaches, please be aware that per Section 24-8 of the Topsail Beach Town Ordinance, it is unlawful to discharge a firearm within the Town limits.  Topsail Beach Town Limits extend to the centerline of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) and includes the marsh area located between the island and the AIWW.

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The Town of Topsail Beach will begin its Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project in December of this year.  The SDR is our beach nourishment plan that will include the repair of our existing dune structure, the construction of a new frontal dune, and the widening of our beach.  The project is designed to provide greater protection to the island from the impacts of future storms and from erosion of our shoreline.

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At the request of many rental property homeowners, the Town has created a refrigerator magnet that highlights some of the ordinances that pertain to your guests during their stay in Topsail Beach.  We do encourage you to make arrangements to pick one up to put on your refrigerator to ensure your guests are aware of our rules and regulations in order to have a fun and safe vacation.

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