Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"Congressman Saves $15 Million Beach Club"

The headline is supposed to be satirical.

These "beach repair" projects are almost the same as throwing money off of the sea wall with a west wind at your back and the only people that seem to benefit are those that own beach front property, like the local beach clubs. What makes the this project so irritating and elitist is that access to the beaches will still be severly restricted even though the repairs are made possible by the tax dollars of all NJ citizens. Note to congressman Palone, if people want to build on the beach, please do not use my hard earned money to protect their investment.

"Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., D-N.J., toured beaches in Sea Bright, Long Branch and Bradley Beach this morning, and said he expects $2 million to $3 million to repair beach erosion caused by last month's nor'easter.

The money is contained in a federal conference committee bill, which he expects to be passed soon. Pallone, who was joined by representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers, said work to replenish sand in Monmouth Beach, Long Branch and Spring Lake could start next summer.

Officials will survey the beaches in the spring to determine exact areas for replenishment."

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