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Army Corp Plans Changes For Snow's Cut Property Including Fence; Office

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CAROLINA BEACH - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach.
The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located on Spencer Farlow Drive down to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive.
According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, a meeting was held with the Corp of Engineers April 15th.
Parvin explained, "Jerry and I met with John Manning from the Wilmington ACOE Real Estate Office today to discuss their future plans for their property adjacent to Snow's Cut. In the near future the ACOE will be conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to change the status of the property to "Operational."
Parvin explained, "The change will accommodate a future survey office that will be manned during regular working hours. With this change the ACOE will be looking to install a fence similar to the one we are required to erect for the Island Greenway. The white hashed line represents the location of the fence. It will be located approximately 12 feet from their property line. There will be a 2' buffer
from the fence and then the Town will have an opportunity to relocate the current path in the remaining 10 feet. The future path location is represented by the red line."
Parvin explained, "There are some uncertainties with timeline at the ACOE which depends on upcoming budgets. Right now we can anticipate seeing a letter in the coming months that will allow us to comment on the EA."
The Snow's Cut walking and bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of Carolina Beach and runs from the end of Bridge Barrier Road east through the wooded area between homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the Snow's Cut waterway.
The trail ends at the Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive.
Based on the map obtained from Town Hall the fence would run the perimeter of the property causing that trail to be relocated.