Ocean Isle's dredging bid approved

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2, to award the maintenance dredging project bid to Marcol Dredging Co.

The bid came in at $846,971.60, while the total including consent agreement fees and other costs is at $1,078,929.

The majority of the funds will come from the natural dredging tax district, while $278,131.95 will come from the concrete canal special tax district, which will dredge the canal adjacent to the disposal area and the portion of the canal between Moore and Lumberton streets, Daisy Ivey, town administrator, said.

The town will pay $40,000 to cover the cost for the town’s entrance canals. Wildlife will add $6,8000 to the project to dredge the boat ramp.

Marcol Dredging has a project deadline of April 30 but can request an additional 30 days. Dredging will begin with canal 16.

The town established a special tax district three years ago in order to dredge natural and concrete canals. Ivey said the tax was set-up for a five-year collection period.