Concerned citizens voiced their opinion on a Port Aransas construction project that's stirring up a sandstorm of frustration for local residents.
As we reported, residents living nearby a new construction project have had concerns for months now about large amounts of sand blowing in from the Cinnamon Shores South construction project. Under construction is a 360-acre new residential project, but that project is right next door to the Gulf Waters RV Resort.
Sea Oats Group, the developer behind the project, said they're making efforts to reduce the amount of sand leaving their site. They've reportedly been watering down the sand daily and have built a fence as well as laid down mulch to help resolve the issue.
However, despite the company's efforts, residents say sand continues to pelt the nearby RV park's trailers and property. It's an issue that's becoming costly for residents who've had to pay for repairs. Now, those citizens are taking to the City Council meeting to voice their concerns.
"We don't understand how Cinnamon Shores is allowed to do this," said Leonard Olson, a resident at Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort. "How could they do this to our property in the first place and why did the city allow it and why are they continuing to allow it?"
The developer claims to have already invested in efforts to address the issue.
"Cinnamon Shores has indicated that they're spending millions of dollars to address the problem," said one resident, "but since November, none of their actions have produced positive results and the problem is just getting worse."
Cinnamon Shores South has been issued 17 citations and has had to pay fines for the sand issue. Those who live in the RV resort, however, say those citations haven't led to a fix for the problem. At time of writing, no additional action had been taken yet by the City Council.