Ceremonial signing of Army Corps of Engineers agreement July 23

July 10, 2019 – Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. July 23 in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building.

Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement.

“An Army Corps project for protection of our shoreline has been in the works for a number of years, so this will be a big day for Flagler County,” O’Brien said. “It is so important to armor infrastructure like State Road A1A for the safety and well-being of our residents and businesses.”

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will entertain questions after the signing.

The project is expected to reduce damages by 95% over the 50-year period of federal participation and produce just under $1.2 million in average annual benefits. It will also provide roughly three acres of habitat for threatened and endangered species – notably sea turtles and piping plovers – as well as other wildlife.

The Government Services Building is located at 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Bunnell.