The Jekyll Island Authority approved an RFP yesterday for repair of the rock revetment on the northern end of the Island which was substantially degraded during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. The Authority has gotten permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with the project. Bids are due back March 29. The Authority also hired the consulting firm Sand County Studios of Smyrna, Georgia to conduct an assessment of the island’s carrying capacity and infrastructure. Cost for the assessment is $149,600 and take six to eight months to complete. The assessment will allow the JIA to make informed decisions about land use, density, development projects and amenity enhancement.