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Toms River Approves $1.3 Million for Ortley Beach Dunes

Earle Asphalt Company won a $1.3 million bid to replenish dunes in Ortley Beach.

Toms River's Township Council approved on Tuesday a $1.3 million bid for Earle Asphalt Company of Farmingdale to replenish dunes in Ortley Beach after Hurricane Sandy eroded beaches in late October.

Earle's bid surpassed those provided by Eagle Paving Corp. and C.J. Hesse Inc., which submitted bids of $1.42 million and $1.47 million, respectively, according to a resolution unanimously approved by the council.

The contract term shall be for 30 days, effective immediately.

JD November 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM
What a waste.... I don't believe Ortley or Dover North beaches had dunes to begin with... Everytime there is a storm the dunes have to be rebult... Just elevated the boardwalk to say 5-10 feet above high tide... then build a concrete wall alongside the boardwalk that goes 4ft above the elevation of the boardwalk. Therefore, when you walk the boardwalk you can view the ocean. Can't do that in Seaside Park with thier 20ft high dunes. The reason they are 20ft high and deep is due to erosion from storms so the build them high and deep to outlast a storm only to need to be rebuilt again.
Marina November 14, 2012 at 05:13 PM
The Army Corp of Engineers should be building the dunes NOT Earle. What a stupid decision with my tax dollars.
Josie noman November 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Probably the tax payers will once again be paying, Christie already said even with the 2% cap increases will happen above the cap due to extreme emergency. That was stated in the newspaper already. So not only are people fighting insurance companies and FEMA now they can expect a tax increase for the so called hard hit areas. Along with the Govenor havng second thoughts about cutting income tax as he proposed to do in the past. Sandy has brought disaster for everyone even if she didn't take your house the state probably will when we can't afford to pay the taxes.
Arlene November 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Totally agree "guew Who"..sounds very shady to say the least...Hang on to your wallets people....has the town done due dilligence on other solutions?? Doubt it!
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