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Point Beach Council To Discuss Beach Replenishment Tuesday

The Point Pleasant Beach Council plans Tuesday night to discuss sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers "expressing concerns" regarding the impact of the beach replenishment project on the Manasquan Inlet.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. at borough hall.

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella has urged borough officials to show restraint in complaining to the federal government about post-Sandy dune and beach replenishment, saying he believes "there are forces looking to kill" efforts to improve the beachfront.

Barella noted the borough wants Point Beach property owners to sign easements for a project that is designed to create dunes to protect private and public property from the impact of future storms.

The borough's largest businesses, however, "have no intention of signing an easement," suggesting they have "powerful friends" who could somehow influence the federal government and other potential supporters to stop the replenishment project from happening.

Councilman Thomas Toohey and other officials considered sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers "expressing concerns" regarding the impact of the beach replenishment project on the Manasquan Inlet.

Mr. Happy March 04, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Anyone wanna bet that the boardwalk attorneys crafted the letter that will be sent to the corp of engineers? Remember folks, you voted for the present government that will now endanger the town to serve the boardwalk. Sadly, Mr. Happy now gets to say "I told you so."
Rick Ricky March 04, 2014 at 09:25 PM
You can't have a discussion in this dinky little town. Who ever is in control does what they want. It is not always for the betterment of the people who live there. Time and votes have changed hands for the worse. The people who live there is just to short sighted and not very bright to see what is really going on. They will all piss and moan when it's all to late. They all get and will continue to get what they deserve. When you play with the devils you will get horned.
Linda Maloney March 05, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Hi! Mr. Happy, I was just reading all the Ocean County Patches and saw your name! Hope all is well with you! Miss your humor!
GETALIFE March 06, 2014 at 07:02 PM
They get it. The towns people don't want to get it. They will complain but want everything to stay the same. I would say most of the people in the community who complain about paying taxes or increases every year is living off or part of the public tax payers increases either in their own town or the surrounding towns.

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