Public meeting set to discuss Buxton beach situation

Published 1:06 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in coordination with the Dare County Board of Commissioners, stated in a news release issued late Friday morning that it “would like to invite the Buxton community” to a public meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the Fessenden Center, located at 46830 N.C. Highway 12 in Buxton.

“Col. Ron Sturgeon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, welcomes the opportunity for him and his team to meet with the community to discuss the process, the limitations, and the way forward for the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) at the former Naval Facility on Buxton Beach,” stated the release. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers understands the frustration and confusion associated with this project and hopes to reassure the Buxton community that protecting human health and the environment is important to Col. Sturgeon, his team, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Sturgeon will open the meeting and talk about the FUDS Program, as well as the property at Buxton, “updating attendees on the way forward and the contract recently awarded to remove a pipe and sample the soil around the pipe.”

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At the end of the briefings, attendees will have the opportunity ask questions. The meeting is set to end at 8 p.m., “out of respect for the community’s personal time,” noted the release.