NEELD ESTATE FLOOD MITIGATION INFORMATION

The Flood Mitigation Meeting Synopsis from Danny Bauer is posted below.
Also attached are two PDF slide shows that were presented that morning by Dave Brownlee for you to review.

 

 

Flood Mitigation Meeting Synopsis:
April 8, 2017, Hilltop House

   - Dr. Dave Brownlee gave a presentation on the changes to the critical area and the flood mitigation plan for
      Breezy Point and Neeld Estate.

 

   - No members from Breezy Point were in attendance

   - The Flood Mitigation Plan has not been adopted. The purpose of this meeting was to gain feedback so the
      plan can change before it is adopted.

   - The plan does not include any actual changes for mitigation, it just suggests that another study be done to
      find mitigation options.

   - Funding for mitigation projects is not available from the county

   - Don Kleinhen suggested beach replenishment options using dredge spoils from Breezy Point Marina

   - Dr. Brownlee stated that this was an option

   - Kleinhen brought photos of successful beach replenishment at Long Beach using dredge spoils from Flag
     Harbor

   - The county could facilitate a meeting between Breezy Point Marina and NECA.

   - The county would not provide funding for beach replenishment activities

   - Someone would need to test these spoils for potential health impacts. (not clear who is responsible)

   - "Nuisance Flooding"

   - The topic of nuisance flooding was brought up in Dr. Brownlee's presentation.

   - Neeld Estate Citizens suggested that this flooding was not a "nuisance", but rather a common occurrence
      due to the lack of stormwater management and beach erosion.

   - It is unclear who is responsible for implementing stormwater best management practices in Neeld Estate
      (county or citizens)

   - Only Shore Drive has any working stormwater management. Other parts of Neeld Estate have inlet grates
      that seem to go nowhere.

   - Dr. Brownlee suggested a stormwater study be done.

   - Neeld Estate citizens are generally unhappy with this response due to the amount of time and money it
     would take to complete this study before any action was taken.

    - Additional concerns were raised by multiple homeowners along Beach Drive (Polly Thompson's old
       house, Jay and Sandy Geest, etc.) about the amount of plantings that are required in the critical area post 
      Construction/improvements, beach erosion, and regular flooding

    - The county could not provide any insight toward solutions to these problems

    - It was suggested that individual citizens plead their case to higher county authorities (i.e. citizens)

    - Citizens remarked that they are not adequately notified about public hearings or meetings on issues
       relevant to them and often miss important meetings.

    - Concerns were raised about sewage holding tanks.

      - The county is advising holding tanks on many properties in Neeld Estate

      - Citizens are getting answer from MDE that differ from what the county is telling them.

      - Citizens are having difficulty finding contractors and systems that will work on their property

      - The Bay Restoration Fund is not going away

      - After July 1 the county will allow citizens to choose whatever BAT system the desire to install on their
        property. 
        The BRF will still pay the same amount per unit of nitrogen reduced.

      - Homeowners may choose a less efficient system based on their needs (property size, lot shape, etc), but
        the BRF may not fully reimburse for these different types of BAT systems.

 

This meeting was scheduled from 10am-12pm. We did not adjourn until almost 2pm. Steve Kullen was in attendance, but was unable to present on the Bay Restoration Fund due to time restrictions. Steve Kullen will be rescheduling.

If you have any questions please feel free to let me know as I may have left out some details.
 

Thank you,

Danny Bauer

NEELD ESTATE/BREEZY POINT

FLOOD MITIGATION PLAN

CALVERT COUNTY

CRITICAL AREA PROGRAM

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2018 NECA OFFICERS

 President - Eve Shoemaker             

 1st V. President - Danny Bauer

 2nd V. President - Brett Reeves

 Secretary - Kari Logan

 Treasurer - Pam Slaughter

NECA COMMITTEES

 Hilltop House - Sue Coffey, Kari Logan,               Brett Reeves, Eve Shoemaker

 Membership - Kari Logan
 
Beach Clean-Up - Jay Geest

 Roads & Drainage - Danny Bauer

 Sunshine - Eve Shoemaker
 Neighborhood Watch - Sandy Geest

 Welcome - Betsy Ross, Eve Shoemaker

 Mosquito Control - Keith Griffith

 

 

The Neeld Estate Beach is PRIVATELY OWNED by the Neeld family and can only 
be used by Residents of Neeld Estate and their Guests.  

Anyone else is TRESPASSING on Private Property 
"Violators will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp." 
(Posted on the signs leading to the beach)

       

The entrances to the beach are for loading and unloading your vehicle. 
Please replace the chains when you leave.

Please take the time to read the signs posted at the entrances to the beach
and please be a good neighbor and follow the rules as they are posted.
This sign was posted by Plum Point Development Corp., 

the Neeld family owns the beach)
 

 

 

**Note:
A Beach Committee has been formed to address the issues of

trespassers parking on private property and using the beach.

 

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