The Point Pleasant Beach Council Tuesday endorsed the "Strategic Recovery Planning Report," which provides communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy with a roadmap for recovery and strategies to help prepare and plan for future storms.
Mayor Vincent Barrella and members of the council, however, noted the borough’s need for an improved dune system and suggested T&M Associates, which developed the report, develop a more specific plan for the borough.
Council members and the public heard from Richard Cramer of T&M, who said the plan offers a range of recommendations for Point Pleasant Beach, including outlines for zoning and land use planning.
The council said they will provide scanned copies of the "Strategic Recovery Planning Report," which can be found on the website or picked up at Borough Hall.
Before departing the meeting, Councilman Bret Gordon gathered the council for a group photo to display the borough’s support for a young resident battling cancer.
According to Gordon, Point Beach basketball star Jeff Bryant has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Gordon informed the council of Bryant’s condition, and asked them all to keep the celebrated high school senior in their prayers.
The council also approved one water/sewer bond, one multi-purposebBond to be used for the acquisition of new equipment and machinery, an ordinance prohibiting double curb-cuts, and an ordinance amending taxi cab insurance provisions.