Living along Lake Erie has advantages, and it also presents challenges for property owners contending with shoreline erosion. Those challenges have been exacerbated with recent heavy rains and record-breaking water levels.
On August 18, 2019, Crain’s Cleveland Business published an article covering new legislation and funding mechanisms available to lakefront property owners that can abate the financial burden associated with proper and effective erosion-control measures. The article entitled “Shifting shores: New state legislation gives coastal property owners erosion funding options,” discusses Special Improvement Districts, or SIDS, that are being established to fund the construction of certain coastline improvements.
Crain’s reached out to Mark Cencer, P.E., KS Associates’ Director of Coastal Engineering Services, for his advice on the matter.
Mark is an expert when it comes to erosion control. He has inspected, evaluated, surveyed, designed, and navigated the permitting process for a plethora of property owners along the southern shore of Lake Erie. He and his Coastal Engineering team at KS Associates focus exclusively on helping clients find solutions to not only problems associated with erosion, but also ways to capitalize on their waterfront properties safely and according to regulatory requirements.
If you happen to be one of the property owners needing advice on how to protect, preserve, or enhance your waterfront infrastructure, Mark and his team are here to assist.
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