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.