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Point Beach Gets 'Ball Rolling' on Launching Dune Project, Securing Easements

The Point Pleasant Beach Council hopes the replenishment work is finished by next summer.

Mayor Vincent Barrella says the borough is getting the ball rolling on the post-Sandy dune replenishment project.
Mayor Vincent Barrella says the borough is getting the ball rolling on the post-Sandy dune replenishment project.

The Point Pleasant Beach Council says it's  “getting the ball rolling” on the town's dune project and is currently in contact with the Army Corps of Engineers. 

During the council's Tuesday meeting, Mayor Vincent Barrella said the town hopes to sign off on the project this week, in what he says is the last step needed to secure the easements.  “With a little luck,” Barrella said, “we will get dunes in by next summer.”

The mayor acknowledged borough concerns surrounding dune replenishment and announced that a fact sheet on the project would be provided to residents in the coming weeks.

Another Shore replenishment project was given the green light at the municipal meeting. The council approved a resolution to allow Atlantic Cape Fishery to restore Superstorm Sandy-damaged bulkheads and piers on Channel Drive.

Brandy the Dog July 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM
They're really rolling now.
Spooner July 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Bilotti makes a good point: the wind and wave action will drive the surge over the jetty into the Manasquan Inlet and just up from there under the Broadway bridge into the waterway of Lake Louise, which will take on water and flood the Beach strip and the surrounding homes from the landward side. This will be more prevalent if you have an outgoing tide from Barnegat Bay through the Canal emptying into the Manasquan River which will oppose the surge coming up into the river forcing it to be diverted even faster into Lake Lousie...
A Resident July 17, 2014 at 01:49 PM
More of Point Beach flooded from the landward side than the ocean side. It happens fairly often that the area between the lakes floods and it has nothing to do with the ocean coming over the beach, which very rarely happens.
Joseph Bilotti July 17, 2014 at 01:55 PM
All of the water comes from the ocean INITIALLY !!!
Rick Ricky July 18, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Funny expression coming from the town of PPB...."Ball Rolling" That means it will take at least 10 years and another storm before something gets done.

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