AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

Last post
bpw's picture
bpw
Offline
Joined: 12/23/2003 - 23:07
Posts: 2808
AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

Barrett

0 Like
moredownhaul's picture
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 1244
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

Maybe a fund raiser bbq would help.

0 Like
arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 1024
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

Perhaps they could learn a thing from the GA barrier islands and use these cool artificial reefs and sand anchors . Turn lemons into lemonade I say.

IMAGE(<a href="https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/cbs46.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/64/664bd3f0-1f9a-5a85-9a19-54ffedd9b47b/5d769724eb215.image.jpg?resize=750%2C422" rel="nofollow">https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/cbs46.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/64/664bd3f0-1f9a-5a85-9a19-54ffedd9b47b/5d769724eb215.image.jpg?resize=750%2C422</a>)

https://www.cbs46.com/news/capsized-golden-ray-remains-a-blemish-on-georgias-coast/article_0815b5d4-84f0-11eb-96cb-23996cecca20.html

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 4242
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

BTW - the link leads back to the thread itself, not the article.

I googled a little and found the median home listing price in Avon was 440k, and a property tax calculator came up with $2728 for the annual property taxes. 50% of $2728 is $1364. Certainly there are more expensive houses there. For a $1,000,000 house the taxes would be $6200. I'll leave it to everyone to compare that to your own property tax bill.

https://smartasset.com/taxes/north-carolina-property-tax-calculator#1S8A4s6Vqs

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Avon_NC/overview

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

0 Like
nitro's picture
nitro
Offline
Joined: 08/26/2003 - 15:07
Posts: 460
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea
Randy wrote:

I'll leave it to everyone to compare that to your own property tax bill.

Anyone would be squealing over a 50% tax increase, but yep, their property taxes are still pretty low. Even with increase they are still below the national average.

2 Like
webguy
Langdon
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 4242
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

The issue is also would the $11 million fix the problem and for how long? As far as rental rates for a house in Avon, doesn't seem like it would be a huge impact particularly on mainly off-season renters like windsporters. The road getting washed out is bad for the rental business.... There are plenty of places which were popular vacation spots that are now largely abandoned for various reasons- e.g. the Salton Sea. Just watch Mysteries of the Abandoned a few times. There are some problems there is not enough money to fix.

AJ's idea might work. Here's a picture from the Skeleton Coast in Nambia (which had the opposite problem.)

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

1 Like
webguy
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 11443
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea
Randy wrote:

...I'll leave it to everyone to compare that to your own property tax bill.

I live on a hill in Atlanta that's not going to wash away probably before we've moved to Mars. I'll simply say it could be worse even with an increase. OTOH, I live 5-10 min from world class medical care and my outside work so I'm still content where I am. Of course, we all want to pay less but I do recognize that I'm getting some benefits from my higher rates.

I agree with Nitro's comment that anyone who's spent time over the years in OBX shouldn't be surprised. Or saw them moving the Lighthouse a quarter mile inland; or walked along the beach and seen septic tanks in the surf (they didn't get washed out there).

0 Like
bpw's picture
bpw
Offline
Joined: 12/23/2003 - 23:07
Posts: 2808
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

Nags Head was the first community in the OBX to replenish its beaches by dredging and pumping sand from 1 - 2 miles offshore. I was told it cost $20 million, and would last a generation. The sand washed away after 5 years, and Nags Head assessed property owners a second time, pumping more sand. I'm guessing that Avon will follow the lead of other coastal communities to avoid having their economy collapse.

Randy has taken a very logical analytical approach to the problem. Several years ago I wondered why residents aren't more concerned about climate change causing sea level rise. I came up with the same conclusion, unless a monster storm hits, or the economy tanks, property owners can afford to pay adaptation costs for another 10-15 years.

Barrett

0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 4242
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

webguy wrote:

"I agree with Nitro's comment that anyone who's spent time over the years in OBX shouldn't be surprised. Or saw them moving the Lighthouse a quarter mile inland; or walked along the beach and seen septic tanks in the surf (they didn't get washed out there)."

There is, after all, very longstanding advice against building a house on sand...........can't say they haven't been warned.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

2 Like
webguy
Langdon
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 11443
Re: AVON - Paying to Fght a Rising Sea

I don't think any of us wish to sound insensitive - I've long sympathized with owners who've watched their dream house and investment slowly be claimed by the sea. In my first years of migrating to OBX for a week, we'd go to Rodanthe and each year, another house on our street on the other side of NC 12 would be gone. The street ran perpendicular to the beach so it was like a measuring stick.

It's sad but, as we are all saying, somewhat inevitable. It's a lovely place but one on borrowed time and it seems that "loan" is coming due faster than many expected.

Change is inevitable. I've taken out the same loan but just a different pawn shop. Our local lakes will one day silt up and lakefront owners will be looking at marsh or even grass. We're all just hoping it's later rather than sooner.

0 Like