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Long Branch OKs Deed for Beach Replenishment

The city will give a deed of easement to the state for sand replenishment.

Long Branch gave New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection a deed of easement so the Army Corps of Engineers can begin a sand replenishment at the city's beaches.

The easement is located on the beach at the end of Laird Street at Pier Village.

City Business Administrator Howard Woolley said the city needs about 14 easements to be signed over to the state for the sand replenishment work to begin.

Other easements will come from Monmouth County, which owns and operates Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, and private beachfront owners such as Ocean Cove and San Alfonso Retreat House.

Woolley said all the easements have not yet been signed over to DEP, but should be soon.

A contract with Army Corps of Engineers for Long Branch beach replenishment will be awarded in July, with work scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2014, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D 6) recently announced.

The work will be part of the largest beach nourishment project ever undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers and world's biggest beach-fill project, in terms of sand volume.

Dominick Palermo June 12, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Catch 22 situation ------ we need sand on the beach to protect boardwalk and have room for bathers----but replenishment does screw up the waves for surfing and for bathing
Lou June 13, 2013 at 09:47 AM
This is such a waste of resources. Long Branch had a chance when Pier Village was planned to move the Boardwalk Back and enlarge the Beach Naturally.
Beth Woolley June 13, 2013 at 12:09 PM
What will they do at the inlet at Takanassee???
Christopher Sheldon (Editor) June 13, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Good point Beth. I will look into the progress they are making with the Lake Takanassee repairs as well. I could see that inlet definitely being a problem when they do the beach replenishment.
Big Whitey June 13, 2013 at 01:36 PM
And the Ocean will roll over the sand like Grant through Richmond. What we need is an offshore reef, to lessen the impact of the waves.Nothing has been done at Tak that I can see, but the Government has plenty of cash to fix infrastructure. Unlike Homeowners. All the drainage basins that were toppled will be fixed too, eventually. I am 400 yards from the ocean at low tide, and dont want sand pumped.Its useless, expensive,messy,bad for the Ocean, our breaks, fisherman,and swimmers.
paul giglio June 13, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Beach replenishment is not something I like to see. Lets start with why its happening Strictly and only for the businesses on the ocean front. nothing to do with the people who live in Long Branch. These businesses' are not paying any taxes and are now reaping the benefits and awards off tax payers dollars. To make matters worse you get charged to walk on that beach that you already paid for through your fed taxes. RIP CURRENTS,, they build these beaches up and end up with huge drop offs People go in the water and are not aware of it and swoop in the rip they go , Which BTW is being created buy the same wall of sand that was pumped on the beach . All this in the name of business When is everyone going to learn ,, you cannot stop mother nature. Leave everything as it be , move back ocean ave... Sooner or later it will be done for you
L Gaglio June 13, 2013 at 04:36 PM
The sand needs to be replenished, its called maintenance. I dont mind seeing my tax dollars at work, and where i can actually enjoy the result. The storm was horrible and hopefully a true 100 year storm that we will never have to endure again. As far as moving ocean ave back, that should have been discussed in the planning stages of the redevelopment. I am not a resident but I do contribute to your local economy weekly and enjoy all that was,and is being done.
Toni Pacheco June 15, 2013 at 01:31 PM
The jetties should have never been removed. That's my opinion. They can say what they want as to WHY they did it, I'm not buying it.

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