Avon beach nourishment project one step closer

The Dare County Board of Commissioners on June 7, 2021, voted unanimously to establish two tax service districts—Service District A and Service District B—in the Village of Avon in order to proceed with the proposed beach nourishment project.

The board also voted unanimously to adopt the proposed tax rate of 20 cents per $100 in property value for Service District A—which includes all properties in Avon that are located east of Highway 12 and south of Due East Road—as well as 5 cents per $100 in property value for Service District B, which includes all properties located in Avon.

The decision was made following a public hearing that took place during the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that was held at 9 a.m. on June 7, 2021.

The proposed project will place over 1 million cubic yards of sand along the beaches of Avon from about 3,000 feet north of the Avon Pier at Due East Road to Askins Creek North Drive near the southern boundary of Avon.

The plan calls for bids to be let in during the fall or early winter of 2021, with construction of the beach nourishment project beginning in the late spring or early summer of 2022 if the bids come in within budget and the contractor’s proposed construction period is viable.

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