AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The borough board of commissioners rejected all bids received for two projects, the living shoreline and the municipal pool bathroom renovations, during its Oct. 23 meeting, stating the bid amounts were much higher than expected.
The living shoreline is a project in the planning stages at Sylvan Lake that fronts both Avon and Bradley Beach. It will resolve several ongoing issues in the town, among them the overabundance of geese during the summer, as well as the alarming growth of phragmites, an invasive plant species that has been growing in several towns along the shore.
The project involves the installation of plants along the shoreline that will deter geese and provide other environmental benefits for both the lake and the local wildlife.
The borough received bids from two companies for the project, DCRS and SumCo Eco-Contracting. Both of the companies provided a base bid and three alternatives, which would apply to different versions of the project.
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