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October 11, 2012

Island being readied for jetty repairs, truck traffic

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In a separate matter, Tarr reported that beach-scraping occurred in recent days and has been successful thus far.

He commended Bob Connors, a resident of Annapolis Way, Newbury, for waiting until the right time to scrape before using an earth-moving machine to relocate sand to battle erosion in front of five homes on that thoroughfare.

“The permit was given weeks ago, but there was no excess sand at that time,” said Tarr. “They waited until there was an amount they could move and then spread the sand in front of (vulnerable) houses.”

Tarr said that the owners of three more beachfront residences have been added to a list of houses that want to have scraping on their beachfronts, in addition to the five homes that are mentioned in the (successful) request for beach-scraping permits.

Tarr said that because of the success in obtaining scraping permits from state and federal agencies, the process of homeowners receiving permits could become easier to obtain in the future.

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