January 10, 2014
We have recently been receiving conflicting information regarding the schedule for the beach replenishment project for the south end of Ocean City, including the possibility that construction may not begin until after Labor Day.
It would be beyond disappointing if this project is delayed for administrative or bureaucratic issues.
I have contacted Governor Christie’s Office, along with Senator Menendez, Senator Booker and Congressman LoBiondo to request their assistance in having this project proceed in a timely manner. Additionally, we have been in almost daily contact with the Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection attempting to clarify the situation and the schedule.
In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the condition of our beaches and take all necessary steps to protect public and private property.
Jay A. Gillian