Work continues at Burying Hill Beach, just east of New Creek. (Photo by Jarret Liotta)

WESTPORT — Following the approval of $1.3 million in federal pandemic-related grant money on Feb. 3 by the Representative Town Meeting, work has been progressing since last month on repairing the wooden water breaker — or “groin” — at Burying Hill Beach.

A view of the water breaker at Burying Hill Beach on the east side of New Creek. (Photo by Jarret Liotta)

The project is due to be completed in time for summer.

The town has been granted $8.4 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), but there have been some divisions among town officials on how to allocate the money.

Tonight, Tuesday, the RTM will likely vote on two requested school-related ARPA allocations that were already approved by the Board of Finance — spending $105,973.50 for phone-system hardware relating to cyber security, and $63,200 for a rope adventure learning program at Staples High School.

Work on the groin at Burying Hill Beach. (Photo by Jarret Liotta)