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Work to begin on rebuilding Ocean Grove boardwalk

Local News | Mar 14, 2014

Work to begin on rebuilding Ocean Grove boardwalk

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Officials in the Victorian Jersey shore resort of Ocean Grove are hoping to rebuild the boardwalk that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy by the July Fourth holiday.

Neptune Township officials have selected a contractor and floated a $1.4 million bond for the job.

Township clerk Richard Cuttrell tells the Asbury Park Press the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will reimburse the township for the work and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the association.

FEMA initially wouldn’t fund the project because federal rules prevent it from helping nonprofit groups repair recreational facilities.

The association convinced FEMA the boardwalk is used as a thoroughfare for emergency vehicles.