ATLANTIC CITY — A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the state government can use eminent domain to seize property for a protective dune in the city of Margate, according to news reports. Moreover, the decision is the second ruling in less than a month regarding the state’s use of eminent domain for beach protection projects.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Beach replenishment, Eminent Domain, Margate, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. can use eminent domain to force beach replenishment, reports say
Congressman Chris Smith announced this afternoon that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has completed a $25 million Southern Monmouth County beach replenishment project in Belmar. The five mile stretch of beach including Manasquan, Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Belmar was severely eroded by Superstorm Sandy. The project, which started in November 7, 2013 nourished the beaches to better conditions than existed pre-Sandy.
“I stood on what was left of the beaches in the days after Superstorm Sandy and the immense scope of the damage was a hard to take in,” said Smith, who worked to obtain Sandy recovery funding and hosted a groundbreaking in Manasquan Nov. 7. “The beaches and dunes which offered protection to the shore communities were washed away—leaving the towns vulnerable to future storms. Thankfully, the Army Corps of Engineers has now rebuilt the beaches in Belmar, Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Manasquan to continue the protections they provide for homes and lives.”
The project is funded 100 percent by the federal government through the Army Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) account. The project pumped an estimated 1.3 million cubic yards of sand onto the shoreline.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Army Corp of Engineers, Beach replenishment, Congressman Chris Smith, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, US Army Corp of Engineers | Comments Off on Beach Replenishment Project Completed In Belmar
Manasquan, NJ. – The long-awaited $25 million beach southern Monmouth County replenishment project kicked off yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony on Manasquan Beach. Hurricane Sandy caused severe beach erosion along this five-mile stretch, and this massive re-nourishment project to repair and restore the beach to better than pre-Sandy conditions starts tomorrow.
“I was here on this very beach in the days after the storm with Mayor Dempsey and his team and it was a near unimaginable scene of destroyed homes, broken gas lines and crumbled debris,” Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) said. “The beach was gone. Today and over the next four months of this project, the Corps will rebuild these beaches and the lives of the people from Manasquan, as well as Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Belmar.”admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Press Release | Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Beach replenishment, Congressman Chris Smith, Press Release | Comments Off on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Begins $25M Project to Repair, Rebuild Manasquan Area Beaches