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"Yes, but what about a failed seawall?" queried Councilor Bill Trotter. Council Chairman Larry Magel mentioned they had previously gotten a figure of 20 percent for the additional cost of seawall replacement if work on adjacent lots was not permitted.
Limited to 30 days, unless it is extended, the moratorium was passed by a vote of 7-0, with Councilman Waldack weighing in over the PA system from off-island, where he is recuperating from a bicycle-vehicle collision."
This reporter is not telling the whole story about the seawall moratorium.
I happend to see the video of the Council meeting. He must have dozed off when they said the moratorium will be on the use of recycled concrete instead of stone for riprap because it contains rebar & other other construction materials.
One of the seawall contractors said the use of the recycled material is not a cost savings over natural stone because it requires more labor to remove the protrubing rebar. He uses it only for the purpose of recycling. He has no problem using stone.
The way I saw it, the Council voted on a moratorium on the use of recycled concrete for riprap, NOT on permits for seawalls or the use of adjacent vacant lots for staging or manufacture of seawall panels.
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