Residents have varied views on Clayton Avenue project

Bay Head beachfront. FILE PHOTO / THE OCEAN STAR

BAY HEAD — Improvements proposed for the east side of Clayton Avenue remain a contentious issue among residents, who have varied opinions on the scale of work that should be conducted on the roadway.

A questionnaire circulated last month regarding the use of the abandoned railroad right-of-way along the east side of Clayton Avenue yielded divided responses among residents.

“It was very interesting and spread out all over as to what people want done from nothing to a big park, so I think it will be somewhere in the middle,” Mayor William Curtis said in an interview Aug. 8.

“We’re still trying to get money for the project and get a final design and we will have other meetings. We’re nowhere close at this point to implementing anything due to lack of funds. We’ve applied for grant money but that probably won’t be announced until late fall or early next year. We will keep residents informed and continue to take feedback.”

The questionnaire was distributed at a public meeting June 1. Additional copies were made available at borough hall as well as online on the borough website.


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