Storms put inlet park at risk

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The heavy rainstorm earlier this week was enough to remind borough officials that hurricane season is here and the badly damaged Manasquan Inlet wall is still compromised.

“It’s pretty bad today but we may have a storm out there that might go away from us and there’s another storm that’s coming that’s not even mentioned yet,” Mayor Stephen Reid said on Tuesday.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Prtection [DEP] and the borough signed off on an agreement on July 18 for the repair of a 10-foot breach in the Manasquan Inlet sea wall at Loughran Point.

Winter storm Stella, on March, gouged a 10-foot hole out of the 400-foot aluminum bulkhead at Loughran Point, causing months worth of headaches for the borough.

“There is some point where they need to take care of this thing and they need to get it fixed,” said Mayor Reid.

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  • Jim O’Brien

    WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN FIXED YET, THEY HAVE THE OK TO DO IT?