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Beach Replenishment & Summer 2017 Beach Update

The links below provide current articles on replenishment schedule and Mayors comments about trucking in sand for this summer

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Manasquan-Inlet-to-Ba...

http://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/brick-beaches-expected-be-ready-memori...

Last Updated: 3/22/2017 7:50 pm


The Ides of March???  The Luck of the Irish???
Not really!!
Its our First Friday cocktail party at the Bay Beach House
Friday March 3rd - from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Bring an appetizer to share and your beverage of choice
Soda and mixers will be provided. 
Lets get together with the brave folks who are in Normandy Beach now and laugh about the warm weather - and look forward to an early spring!   

Last Updated: 2/27/2017 12:42 pm


Join your friends and neighbors as we welcome February in Normandy Beach 
Friday February 3, 2017
Bay Beach House from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  
Bring an appetizer to share and your beverage of choice.
Soda and Mixers will be provided. 
Updates and latest news on beach replenishment.

114 Days until Memorial Day - WE CAN MAKE IT!!!!!

Last Updated: 1/31/2017 8:39 am


TRENTON -- More than four years after Hurricane Sandy battered the New Jersey coastline and left many beach towns in shambles, the northern Ocean County peninsula is getting its first beach replenishment after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $128 million contract to get the long-awaited but controversial project started in the spring.
The awarding of the contract to Weeks Marine of Cranford for beach fill between Point Pleasant Beach and Berkeley Township marks the last major stretch of replenishment work for New Jersey's Atlantic Coast after Gov. Chris Christie ordered the construction of engineered beaches along the state's coastline to protect against major storms in the future.
Long a hold-out of beach replenishment work that the Army Corps had designed in New Jersey since the 1980s, the northern Ocean County peninsula - with many areas of beach reduced to narrow ribbons of sand - suffered heavy damage still visible from Sandy's storm surge in October 2012.
"We are very pleased that this crucial project is moving forward," state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said Wednesday in announcing the contract. "When completed, all of New Jersey's coastal communities will be afforded the level of protection that comes with beach and dune systems that meet Army Corps' engineering standards."

Long-awaited $150M beach replenishment project takes a major step forward
The project in northern Ocean County has been on the books for decades but had no federal funding until after Hurricane Sandy in 2012
To accomplish the coastal replenishment, the state needed to acquire 525 easements from oceanfront homeowners who agree to give up a portion of their property for the construction of 22-foot high dunes and 300-foot wide beaches. But because many homeowners have not voluntarily granted those easements, the work will start in towns where the state isn't battling in court with the property owners over those easements.
So far, the state has obtained nearly 350 easements through voluntary offerings from residents and another 54 through condemnation proceedings through eminent domain.
Because the strongest resistance to the work has come from property owners in Berkeley, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and northern Mantoloking, the replenishment project will start in southern Mantoloking and continue through all of  Brick, Toms River, Lavallette, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, Martin said.
Work in the remaining towns will begin in a second phase after the state acquires the easements, he said.
The first phase of the project has a $92 million price tag but the contract is expected to jump to $128 million when the second phase is completed, he said.
The federal government will pay for 65 percent of the project with federal Sandy aid and New Jersey will pay for 35 percent of the project from the state's Shore Protection Fund.  But because the 50-year agreement calls for periodic replenishment, opponents of the project have said availability of funding for future work is unpredictable, potentially leaving towns more vulnerable because they will have given up control of the oceanfront with the easements.
In addition to those objections, oceanfront residents in Bay Head and northern Mantoloking won't sign over easements because they contend a rock wall in front of their homes is sufficient storm protection.
A trial to determine whether that area can go without the replenishment is scheduled to start Feb. 6.
In Point Pleasant Beach, the owners of Jenkinson's Pavilion in a federal lawsuit accused the state of using replenishment to turn privately owned beaches public.
MaryAnn Spoto may be reached at mspoto@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryAnnSpoto. Find NJ.com on Facebook.
 
 

Last Updated: 1/11/2017 2:51 pm


JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AS WE CELEBRATE THE START OF 2017 IN NORMANDY BEACH WITH OUR FIRST "FIRST FRIDAY" PARTY OF THE YEAR!

The date is Friday January 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Bay Beach House.

Bring an appetizer to share and your beverage of choice

Soda and mixers provided

** On Friday there will be 143 days until Memorial Day**

Last Updated: 1/2/2017 7:43 am


TIS THE SEASON....to join with your neighbors and friends at our
First Friday Cocktail Party

When :December 2, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Bay Beach House.

Come see the beautiful decorations provided by the Normandy Beach Garden Club. 

Bring an appetizer to share and your beverage of  choice - mixers and soda will be provided.  

Let's get the Christmas season off to a great start in Normandy Beach!

Hope to see you there!   

Last Updated: 11/29/2016 12:44 pm


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unsealed bids for the planned Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet beach replenishment project on time last Friday.

Steven Rochette, spokesman for the Corps’ Philadelphia district, told Shorebeat on Monday that three companies – Weeks Marine, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, and Manson Construction – submitted bids for the project.

Weeks Marine, a Cranford, Union County, based company submitted the apparent low bid at $128,820,433. Great Lakes’ bid was $151,861,106.40 and Manson’s was $178,416,600.

The Corps is currently reviewing the bid packages and will make an award shortly, officials said.

Both Weeks and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock have history completing projects in the region. Weeks has undertaken beach replenishment projects in Cape May and Ocean City, Md., while Great Lakes is in the midst of completing an island-wide beach replenishment project in Long Beach Island. Weeks also performed replenishment work in Long Beach Island as part of a 2011 project.

Bid packages did not delineate which communities in northern Ocean County would receive replenishment first in order to effect cost savings, officials have said.

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Last Updated: 11/22/2016 1:49 pm


A NORMANDY BEACH TRADITION!

First Friday Cocktail Party
Friday November 4, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Bay Beach House
Bring your beverage of choice and an appetizer to share
Mixers and Soda provided
Join your Normandy Beach friends and neighbors for some fall fun!
Hope to see you there!

Last Updated: 10/31/2016 8:39 am


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