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By Beth Cox
Dauphin Island Council Votes NO on Levee/Berm
Wednesday, May 19, 2009
The proposed west end berm (formerly referred to as the levee) project that would have involved building a berm beside the bike trail on the south side of Bienville, was voted on at tonight's Town council meeting.

After discussion (during which no council member seemed to support the idea as it was), the following motion was proposed and passed by unanimous vote as the Towns response to FEMA/EMA "We do not accept the berm project as proposed but are interested in other options."

The council felt it was important to respond to the proposal professionally and to put together a response that will share the concerns the community and Town had about the project - namely issues of access, use, cost of installation and maintenance of service road, public safety, utilities, insurance, etc and to have that response be documented so that in the future they are able to show the government officials they deal with while the idea was seriously considered and found unacceptable due to very legitimate problems with the plan; the Town is open to ideas and suggestions.

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