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Deanna: Trying To Keep Trees Upright

Deanna Goodlander: There are some options being explored to keep most of the trees (along Rosenberry Drive aka Dike Road). They will not all go and we could also put a shear wall (steel sheets driven into the ground) down the middle of the Dike Road. If you look at the steel sheeting along the old mill property you can see what that would look like. Estimated cost around 3 million dollars. I think that would require a bond issue, but if we wanted to do that we could. I would vote for the bond myself just to keep that wonderful tree shaded area as it is. Just depends on what decisions are made in the future, meanwhile we are showing the Core and FEMA that we are being pro-active in flood control in order to keep the process moving forward and show good faith.

Question: I can't believe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still pushing to have some-to-many of the beautiful trees lining Rosenberry Drive (Dike Road) leveled to fulfill its bureaucratic requirements, can you?

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