Council Meeting Set for Cherry Grove Dredging

The North Myrtle Beach City Council has scheduled a Special Called Council Meeting for Saturday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, which will include a Public Hearing on the proposed Cherry Grove canals dredging project.

At the start of the hearing, the City will provide an overview of the proposed dredging project. Following the presentation, the Mayor and City Council will accept comments on the proposed project from the public. As is true at all of City Council’s public hearings, speakers will have a three minute time limit.

The canals in Cherry Grove are manmade and have not been dredged since they were created in the Fifties. Many of them are no longer navigable at low tide. The canals approved for dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are generally located within the area from 42nd Avenue North to 63rd Avenue North.

The first cost estimates show that it will take approx $13 million to complete the project, including the initial dredge, a maintenance dredge, and other work.

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