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Ocean Springs Seeks Long Term Solution to Beach Erosion

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Updated: 5/19/2014 7:19 pm
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors is suggesting a long term solution for the sand erosion problem in Ocean Springs. Just last week the board built back an area of Front Beach that erodes faster than others. Supervisors bring sand into the area every summer and are ready for a more permanent method. Monday morning, the board decided to issue a letter to the City of Ocean Springs suggesting the boardwalk be reinforced.

Troy Ross, Jackson County Supervisor of District 4, says, “What we want is we would like to see the city put a curve in that sidewalk and put it along the seawall so that you can actually have it tied to a foundation where you’re not just sitting on sand and you’ve actually done the project with a better design. I’m all for the fact that we need to fix it. I think it’s a great amenity, but I don’t want to continue to throw money at a problem that’s gonna’ occur again and again. I think it’s our obligation to make sure we do it right this time.” The City of Ocean Springs is also responsible for repairing the sidewalk and decorative wall along the boardwalk. News 25’s calls to Mayor Connie Moran regarding the issue went unanswered.

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