Governor Chris Christie will be in Belmar tomorrow, May 29, to announce the award of a $6.185 million flood mitigation grant and to “kick off the summer in Belmar baby,” Mayor Matt Doherty told MMM.
The Community Development Block Grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is being awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after a competitive application process, according to Doherty. The funds will be used for an outflow pipe in Lake Cuomo which will provide flood mitigation for residents of Belmar, Spring Lake and the Borough of Lake Cuomo.
Christie is scheduled to arrive in Belmar at 2:15 p.m. The event will take place on Ocean Avenue at 20th Street.
Christie’s last public appearance in Belmar was last October when he famously scolded former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady to “Sit down and shut up,” thereby making Keady famous and re-launching his political career at least until November.
Keady, a candidate for the General Assembly in the 30th District, will not be in attendance for a reprise with the Governor tomorrow. We’re told he’s traveling out of state.