The geotextile container issue is back in front of the ConCom as they are asked to agree to a settlement that the SBPF and the town worked out that would allow the geotextile containers to stay as a test case and would involve adding a fourth geotextile container and the returns. We are perplexed at the request for the fourth tube as the top of the third tube has never been reached by any storm waves and installing it could further destabilize the top of the bluff.
The settlement allows for three years more of geotextile containers which means three more years of having a construction site rather than a beach below Sankaty bluff. The issue is still open before the ConCom as they plan on reviewing all the material.
Here is a shot of the ConCom meeting as Emily McKinnon of the Nantucket Land Council makes her presentation.