Initial Funding Approved for Ponte Vedra Beach Project

Image source: Save Ponte Vedra Beach

The St. Johns County Commission approved financial assistance for the Ponte Vedra beach restoration scheme with a 3-2 majority vote on Tuesday, July 17.

This will allow the county’s preferred engineering firm, Taylor Engineering, to begin the necessary preliminary work.

“The county will now hire a coastal engineer right away to begin work on our dredging site to get sand back on our beach. The county is also providing the initial $200,000 toward this effort. Commissioners Paul Waldron, Henry Dean and Jay Morris voted in favor and Commissioners Jeb Smith and Jimmy Johns voted against,” the Save Ponte Vedra Beach organization stated in their announcement.

“One very important future step is coming – the bed tax increase vote, so that tourists help pay for the restoration of the beach. We desperately need this to be approved.”

So our next steps will involve continued efforts to get our project fully funded. This will include the commissioners addressing the bed tax for the county’s northern beaches (including PVB), potentially in one of the August commissioners’ meetings,” the organization said.

The motion was backed by Commission Chair Henry Dean, who expressed confidence that the funding, which will be drawn from the Beach Management Reserve Fund, would eventually be repaid.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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