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Oceanfront Homeowners Balked at Agreement That Would Have Extended Montauk Beach

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After extensive lobbying, East Hampton Town had convinced the Army Corps of Engineers to extend the planned beach nourishment in Montauk another quarter mile east, to the end of Surfside Avenue, adding new beach in front of 16 additional private homes. But some of the homeowners wouldn't sign required easements allowing the sand placement so the ACOE cancelled the entire extension.

After extensive lobbying, East Hampton Town had convinced the Army Corps of Engineers to extend the planned beach nourishment in Montauk another quarter mile east, to the end of Surfside Avenue, adding new beach in front of 16 additional private homes. But some of the homeowners wouldn't sign required easements allowing the sand placement so the ACOE cancelled the entire extension.

authorMichael Wright on Feb 28, 2024
The reconstruction of Montauk’s downtown beaches hit almost no speed bumps and was completed in just one day more than the fastest possible predicted timing. But the work was halted... more

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