While the Town of Plymouth seeks funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make repairs to the Warrens Cove Revetment, Town Meeting has set aside the required $250,000.
The section of the revetment owned by the town is behind Bert's Landing and Pilgrim Sands Hotel on Warren Avenue.
David Gould, Director of the Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs, expressed confidence that federal or state grants would be received. He also emphasized the revetment is the responsibility of the town, even without outside assistance.
"This structure is required, through the paperwork the town has, to be maintained by the town," Gould said, adding the agreement was signed in the 1960s.
If the grant is received, the town will contribute around $20,000 to the project. The figure is a third of the 25 percent matching funds needed for a grant. Pilgrim Sands and Bert's Landing have verbally committed to contributing equal thirds, Gould explained.
Grants and a three-way split were used when the Warrens Cove Revetment was repaired in 2002 and 2005.
A motion from Randolph Parker, Precinct 7, to only appropriate the $22,500 that will be used if a grant is received, was defeated.