Southold to replenish town beach after winter erosion

The work to repair the erosion of Southold's popular town beach is slated to begin later this month and will cost thousands of dollars. Southold

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell says the Town Board voted to go ahead with the repair work even though some argued that it was too expensive to keep doing temporary repairs.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell says the Town Board voted to go ahead with the repair work even though some argued that it was too expensive to keep doing temporary repairs. (3/2/17)

SOUTHOLD - The work to repair the erosion of Southold's popular town beach is slated to begin later this month and will cost thousands of dollars.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell says the Town Board voted to go ahead with the repair work even though some argued that it was too expensive to keep doing temporary repairs.

"It costs a lot of money, and it's very difficult to run a town. But now we're in the business of managing Mother Nature. And that term is an oxymoron," says Russell.

Southold residents News 12 spoke with say whatever it takes, the beach should be fixed.

"It's a beautiful beach, everybody enjoys it. They bring their children…They need to repair it," says Chris Piacente, of Mattituck.

The town is going to use sand donated by the Cross Sound Ferry of Orient Point, which periodically dredges around its docks. The cost of trucking the sand to the beach will be around $60,000.

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