The debate is both over cost and whether to restore it as is or just remove the playground, recreate the former beach and leave it like that. Staff recommended the latter, at least until we see where water levels are going to be for a year or two (they're predicted to be even higher), but some on Council want it just the way it was. I think this is one time when Council has to use their common sense rather than just do what voters want.
There a few really nice homes along the inner side of the road, although the water was washing right across the road here during last fall's storms, so I hope they're prepared. The one on the left is a recent total renovation of an old one-floor stone cottage, quite dramatic and quite a contrast with the grand century old stone home on the right.