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Lake Takanassee Could be County's Next Dredging Project

Freeholder Thomas Arnone addresses Long Branch Council

 

Lake Takanassee in Long Branch is on the county's list of dredging projects, Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas Arnone said during Tuesday night's Long Branch Council meeting.

Freeholder Arnone met with the council to explain the Grow Monmouth program which aims to brings more businesses to the county, but noted that the lake could be one of the next projects the county pursues.

"I know we are having some early discussions on doing some dredging for you," Freeholder Arnone said. "I will tell you that right now we are dredging a lake in Colts Neck and will then be moving on to Spring Lake. Our goal is to put two (dredging) projects a year on the books for our public works, that's pretty much all we can handle because we only have a certain of time when we can dredge."

Freeholder Arnone said the Long Branch Officials will be meeting with Monmouth County Department of Public Works Director John Tobia to discuss the project.

"It's a huge savings because all we ask for is the assistance (with the) cartage of the material out to our reclamation center," Freeholder Arnone said.

He said the county can use the material that is dredged from the bottom of the lake at soil cover at its reclamation center, rather than paying $7.50 per yard for a similar type of material.

"We take the material and cut our resources spending, and take a project that may be affordable for a municipality and move forward," Freeholder Arnone said.

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