Representatives from the United States Army Corps of Engineers will be in East Hampton on Thursday to discuss erosion-control work for downtown Montauk.
A meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m. in East Hampton Town Hall.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency allocated $700 million for Hurricane Sandy relief for downtown Montauk of the $3.5 billion Congress appropriated for construction projects in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The project will be implemented as part of the Army Corps' Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study, a 50-year assessment of shoreline conditions along 80 miles of coastline.
Three options are on the table that include beach-fill, an 11-foot-high stone seawall, and additional stone jetties.
"After 40 years of near silence, the Army Corps of Engineers will present options," the Concerned Citizens of Montauk said in a message to residents this week. "Despite the plans only being released on Monday this week, the Corps wants to start building in early 2014," the message said. "If you care about the future of Montauk's coastline, please attend and hear the Army Corps' proposals."