Officials discuss restructuring of borough beach department


MANASQUAN — The borough Tuesday night discussed several changes to the beach and recreation department, including the restructuring of department heads.

The council passed on second reading Ordinance 2333-21 amending chapter 2 [administration] of the borough’s code regarding the responsibilities of the superintendent of recreation, a position previously known as the superintendent of beach and recreation.

Erik Ertle, who serves as the superintendent, will remain in the position; however, the role and his duties will focus on recreation rather than the beach.


An ordinance was also introduced to eliminate section 12-3.2 of the borough’s code titled department head of the beach department. The ordinance also amends the duties of the chief lifeguard outlined in section 12-3.3, which would give the chief lifeguard “supervisory oversight responsibility for all beach operations and employee staff …”

Additionally, the borough announced the resignation of Brett Nielson Tuesday night, who had served as beach crew supervisor for many years. At a previous meeting it had been announced that longtime beach manager Wally Wall was also retiring from his position.

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