Beach and Dune Committee Update

A quick update on where things stand with the beach.  1) Survey work is underway and it looks like the project may begin in Mantoloking on or around Labor Day weekend; and 2) Judge Ford ruled on the case that challenged the DEP’s ability to proceed with eminent domain on properties with the rock revetment (For those who love to read lengthy Legal Opinions, it is attached).  Judge Ford’s ruling was favorable for the project to continue.  What this means is that, assuming that the State proceeds with the Eminent domain proceedings against 11 Falls LLC (which there is no indication they will not), the State will have all of the properties needed to complete the project for the entire Borough.  We will continue to work with the State, USACE and the Contractor to get all of the project done for Mantoloking in one shot, but no promises.

$128M Contract Awarded for Northern Ocean County Beach Replenishment Work

Please see the attached link for the $128m Contract Awarded for Northern Ocean County Beach Replenishment Work.

Beach Replenishment Update

Attached are the plans that the Army Corps of Engineers sent out to bidders late last month.  The bids were due back on October 26th, but the Corps pushed the date back to November 15th (which we learned happens all the time if the bidders have questions that require more time to address).  The plans also include the options that were discussed at the last Council meeting.  As mentioned before, we continue to work with all stakeholders to make sure that when the project begins, Mantoloking will be included in its entirety.

Chris Nelson

Commissioner Martin’s Remarks Regarding Beach Replenishment

cmrmartingroupphotoRemarks of Commissioner Bob Martin,
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
at the

Northern Ocean County Bid Announcement

Toms River, New Jersey 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

(as prepared for delivery)


Good morning, I am happy to be here on behalf of Governor Christie to announce a major milestone in the Northern Ocean County Storm Reduction Project.

Earlier this week, this project went out to bid!

Before I continue, I would like to spend a few moments thanking all of the people that are making this project possible. A project of this scale has many moving parts and many partners. We would not have gotten to this point without all of us working together.

Beach Replenishment Update

Here is an update on the status of the replenishment project.  I “borrowed it” from Bob Hopkins who lives in Seaside and is tracking the project with great frequency (thanks Bob!).  Bob mentions project specifics for Seaside— with the help of Bob Mainberger, I have added Mantoloking specific information in red.
We will hopefully have some more news in the next month or so.
Councilman Chris Nelson

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been authorized to complete the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Storm Damage Reduction Project.  The primary purpose of the project is to reduce the risk of coastal storm damage to the communities located on the barrier peninsula in Northern Ocean County, NJ.  The project area includes the municipalities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. The project consists of a continuous beachfill along 13.7 miles of ocean shoreline and consists of placing and shaping the beachfill material into a berm and dune system. The estimated quantity of sand to complete the beachfill for this project is 10.7 million cubic yards.  In addition, the project will incorporate construction of various dune cross-overs, planting of dune grasses, and the placement of sand fencing. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is the cost sharing Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS) for this project.
In order to begin construction of the project, specific easements are required to be signed by the underlying property owners for the portion of their parcels that the project features will be constructed. The easements do not take ownership of property, they only grant permission to the USACE to construct the project on the specific portion those properties and the NFS, along with the communities, to operate and maintain the project for the life of the project, which is as long as the project remains an authorized federal project.