City Council unanimously passed on second reading an ordinance on Thursday that approves borrowing $617,500 for a beach replenishment project that should take place some time in late winter or early spring.
The city is paying only a portion of the cost of the project, 8.75 percent, with the Army Corps and the state Department of Environmental Protection paying for the rest.
After the Army Corps approves a contract by Sept. 14, a contractor will first work on a project in Brigantine, before moving on to begin work on the north end of Ocean City.
The beach replenishment, according to Ocean City's Director of Finance Frank Donato, will end around 12th Street, with an outfall slated to be repaired on 13th Street.
But he also said that the southern end of the island can expect to benefit from the project as well, because, as the north end erodes, that sand moves south.
The goal of the project is to restore the north end beaches to original profile, as determined by surveys made by the Army Corps and Department of Environmental Protection when they look for erosion.