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    Should the POA spend our dues to dredge the canals on the south side? Keep in mind that Purcell has title to the bottom of each.



    Do you know how much the POA plans to spend dredging Purcell’s canals? Wouldn’t there be further maintenance required once the POA starts this effort, and can’t the Purcell Corp. afford to take care of Purcell property? Let us know what you can find out.


    The dredging was written about in the “From the President’s Desk” in the Diamondhead News. Mr. Kyger said that the budget which will submitted on October 18th will include monies for dredging the canals. I don’t think that we can do anything about it as we couldn’t three years ago. We shall have the opportunity to address the Board at that meeting. The amount has not been published.

    Regarding Purcell, they do not have a reason to spend their money as they have already sold all of the water front lots on the south side. My personal feeling is as there are only about 30 homes on the water that they should dredge their own canals since it appears that the POA does not own them.



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    Don’t know the dollar amount but here is a copy of the request to dredge:

    Wetland Permitting Public Notices
    Application for Coastal Wetlands Permit by the Diamondhead Corporation
    Diamondhead Corporation has filed an application with the Department of Marine Resources requesting permission to conduct regulated activities under the provision of the Coastal Wetlands Protection Law Act, Title 49, Chapter 27, Mississippi Code of 1972.
    The applicant is proposing to maintenance dredge Paradise Bayou and adjoining canals to allow safer and year-round vessel navigation to and from residential properties and the marina. Paradise Bayou, adjoining canals, and the marina will be dredged to final depth of 6 feet below mean low water (mlw) resulting in the removal of approximately 125,000 cubic yards of material. Dredging will be performed by hydraulic dredge and dredged material will be pumped to an adjacent 10-acre site for dewatering. The proposed dredging project will include a 10-year maintenance agreement where additional dredging may be authorized based upon hydrographic surveys provided by the applicant showing a need for channel maintenance. The additional maintenance dredging will only be authorized to return the area to the previously authorized dimensions.
    In compliance with Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251, 1341), as amended by PL 95-217, the applicant will request certification from the Office of Pollution Control that the above mentioned activity will be in compliance with applicable provisions of Section 301 (33 U.S.C. 1311), Section 302 (33 U.S.C. 1312), Section 303 (U.S.C. 1313), Section 306 (U.S.C. 1316), and Section 307 (U.S.C. 1317) of the Act and appropriate requirements of the State Law.
    Any person wishing to make comments or objections to the proposed regulated activity must submit those comments in writing to the Department of Marine Resources at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 and the Office of Pollution Control, Post Office Box 2261, Jackson, Mississippi 39225-2261 before 1:00 p.m. on the day September 16, 2013.



    From Sept. 2013 POA newspaper, page 2:
    “President M. Kyger reported that: …
    2. Dredging Permit – Member Iglesias (sic) is working with Purcell Corp (sic) to renew the dredging permit from 1970 allowing POA to dredge south side canals. Planning to begin to dredge all canals with estimate of $200K over 10 years.”

    So we will be “ALLOWED” to use $200,000 of our POA dues to dredge Purcell’s canals?


    Michael Schaefer

    I had understood that the dredging cost for the first year of this 10 year project was estimated at $200,000.


    Elena Weber

    If your figures are correct, that amounts to $2,000,000 over the ten years. It also means the POA is committing our money 3 -4 years after the POA and the covenants expire (2020). I don’t see how they (POA) can commit any of our dues to this project. The POA is way out of line on this one and obviously has too much of our money. What can we do about it?



    Your right Elena, POA has no right to invest our money beyond 2020 1st and 2nd I agree that is way too much to spend. Who can we contact about this?? There should be someone out there we can contact.


    Elena Weber

    This is going to be discussed at the Diamondhead Taxpayers meeting Sept 28th at 10:30 am at the new Library in Sheppard Square. See you then.



    From Oct. 2013 POA DH News, page 6, col. 1; in response to a member’s question, POA minutes, “Respectfully submitted” by POA Secretary Nancy Sislow, state the following:

    “Canal Dredging – Clarification was made regarding the length of time spent thus far on obtaining the permit to dredge by B. Yglesius with only recent POA Board involvement.”




    M.Boyd (POA staff) reported two permits have been obtained, and one in process. Board can then begin to PLAN the project AFTER all permits in place. (From POA minutes, Feb. 6, 2014.)

    NEXT POA MEETING: March 6, 2014, Open Board meeting.

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