Beach Update

There are several items I would like to cover in this post. The ACOE has agreed to work an additional 100 feet beyond the access point at 1071 which will allow us to use it this summer. Unless the weather doesn’t cooperate, we should have this first option done within the next 10 days, or so. Then they will leave and come back this summer. A quick explanation about the ADA access on Downer. The most recent code for this requires 12 feet of linear feet for every 1 foot of upward/ downward direction and, in addition, every 30 feet there must be a 10 feet rest area throughout the entire expanse of the access. Thus, the very large structure. We will be planting dune grass and other vegetation over the next several months and this will serve, in time, to make the access much more attractive than it is today.Lastly, there were munitions found offshore last week which included rifle grenades from World. War 1. This is not at all unusual for this sort of a job. A contractor who specializes in munitions was brought in to dispose of them. To date, 1,407,433 cubic yards of sand have been placed on the beach. All access points are open. Please call with any questions or thoughts. Councilman White 732-606-6988

Weekly Beach Replenishment Update – 12/13

Unfortunately, there has been no progress this last week. As mentioned in the last post, a cable snapped on the starboard side of
the barge. This part has been ordered and arrived yesterday. If all goes well, the barge should return by Saturday or Sunday and even with the high winds we are experiencing today the swells are an acceptable 5.5 feet and going down over the next few days. This is good news.The two crossovers at Downer and Princeton are not completed and both have exceeded the allowable 14 days. Weeks Marine, the contractor, is awaiting revised plans for Princeton Ave. from the Army Corps of Engineers. These should be forthcoming shortly. Please feel free to call with any comments or questions. Councilman White – 732-606-6988

Weekly Beach Replenishment Update

There is not much to report from the weekly progress meeting that took place yesterday. For those of you who might be numbers people the quantity of sand placed on the beach in the last week is 28,574 cubic yards and for the project to date it is 550,293 cubic yards. You will see that the cutter dredge is not here and that’s because it is out for repairs to a cable on the starboard side that snapped. It should be back by the middle of next week. Also, for those who are beach front owners you may see in a few locations devices for vibration monitoring. These are valuable instruments so they are chained to the nearest fixed object so as not to be stolen. If you have one on your property and have a concern please contact Stacy Ferris or myself. Letters were sent about this but these are periodically not received for different reasons. Hopefully, we will have good progress moving forward. – Councilman White

Beach Replenishment Update – Dredge Repairs

All ,

Do not fear , the dredge has only temporarily gone away for about a week , the dredge snapped a major steel swing cable and damaged the cable mechanism ,  the cable and mechanism is necessary for it to swing left to right as it make its repetitive lateral cuts through the Borrow Zone sand.

It has been moved to a boatyard in Jersey City for repairs, which are anticipated to be completed to allow it to return in about a week.

Weather pending of course.  – Bob Mainberger, Borough Engineer

Beach Replenishment Update – 11/17/17

The weather has finally cooperated and we are now making good progress on the beach. Please note Bob Mainberger’s brief report here and you will see that at least for the weekend we will still have access to Princeton.

Sand pumping going gangbusters due to good conditions , down to Eshleman ( 1315 Ocean ) and moving fast, Scott to remove the east side dune access today at Princeton, and hold off on the west side dune access structures until they move the fences so we will still have access at Princeton over the weekend. We will hold off removal of the east side steps at Princeton as long as it is safe to do so . – Bob”