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NJDOT Awards $7.6 Million To Dredge Shark River

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State will pay $5 million, Monmouth $1.1 million.

Local towns, including Belmar, to pay the rest.

Story here.



  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    Finally a positive report on this blog. Congratulations to Freeholder Arnone for his long and successful efforts. Maybe this can now get done and help the Belmar Marina and Maclearie Park as well.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Tom Burke liked a story on my blog. I apologize to my readers.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Never, ever wonder why there’s so much fanfare occurring about projects getting launched or “underway” at the same time as the election campaign.

    Unabashedly biased project funding will be swamping the news cycles from now to 11/3/15 and let’s be honest 2016 is around the corner.

    Name recognition come to mind?

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:12 am | Permalink
  4. Belmar Resident wrote:

    Well…I thought he was going to take credit.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Took a look at the plans…. in brief …
    1. Dredge material would be hydraulic pumped via pipeline to a Belmar Marina parking lot.
    2. The liquid dredge spoils would be centrifuge de-watered in the parking lot.
    3. Semi-dry muck would be loaded onto trucks for transport to landfill.

    With the 106,000 cubic yard project …. using 20 cubic yard trucks? …. expect about 5,000 2-way truck movements …. hope the equipment is contained to control odor.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  6. AntielectionHuckster wrote:

    Is there another “shovel ready” requirement within this project that will delay the start of the dredging befoŕe the 12/31/2015 Maritime deadline?

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  7. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Gee! another reason not to waste $600. a square foot on the Taylor. Choose dredge our most important natural asset used by tens of thousands each season OR
    build a $4.1 million building for the woman’s club to meet in.VOTE NO

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Great article and so long overdue.Mr Arnone worked very hard for this.Nice to see something positive happenening today.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  9. anibody wrote:

    what happens if Carylon damages the marina, Chef’s ability to do business? Comprehensive Insurance could pay for Maclerie and Marina if they sustained substantial injury that couldn’t be mitigated.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  10. Seeker wrote:

    will commander Campbell be overseeing Carylon? Is Asbritt waiting in the wings should the commander be???

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  11. OLD MAN wrote:

    #1 Now maybe that guy Arnone can get money for the damn bulkhead …….Not Maclearie Park…That is for later on

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  12. anonymous wrote:

    #5…could you advise where this info can be accessed? was there any suggestion anywhere that Belmar’s out of pocket cost will be offset in any way for accepting the burden of the use of the parking area for this purpose? the paving in the marina is already decrepit and the 5000 truck movements you posit will no doubt cause further deterioration and advance the date of repaving…perhaps our leaders have negotiated some monetary adjustment with the other parties to recognize this?…..I am however very pleased to see this much needed attention given to the river…good job Tom Arnone.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  13. what wrote:

    Is Belmar going to pay the dumping fees for this. That is going to be very expensive. If so we need to find out how much that is going to be and hold the accountable for it. If not the will tell us one amount and spend another so the can move money around like they always do.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  14. crazy wrote:

    Maybe Belmar will buy another piece of garbage dredge like they did last time. They bought a dredge for substantial amount of money, used it for about 2 months and when it broke they couldn’t fix it. So they then took it to the junk yard and sold it for a 95% loss. While it sat in the Public Works yard the director had to buy a trailer for it so they could move it for about 20k.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  15. Seeker wrote:

    Commander Campbell has to have had a background in seaport management to purchase the dreaded DREDGE without training or even maintenance manuals. Maybe a relative provided a video for the acquisition.

    The county maintenance/motor works dept was is always available to municipalities.

    Tom Arnone knows the score.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  16. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #12 …. the NJDEP permit application was sent to Neptune Twsp, Belmar and Neptune City clerks for public review.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm | Permalink
  17. JOHN DEMPSEY wrote:

    1OO’ WIDE -6’ @ LOW TIDE

    After almost 40 years some of the river channels are scheduled and funded to be dredged.
    THE NJDOT Bid was awarded to Mobile dredging & pump company.

    I would like to thank some of the people who helped make this happen.


    Senator Beck, Tom Arnone & all the other Freeholders for their support.

    Randy Bishop, the towns of Neptune, Belmar & Neptune City, for their full cooperation and land use offering

    & the NJDOT who is responsible for the river and its funding.

    This should and must be the first part of keeping this valuable asset alive.

    Maybe in the next phase Assemblyman Dave Rible and Assemblyman (also Wall attorney) Sean Kean will keep their promise they made in 2009 ”not to let politics get in the way and not stop working till the river comes back to health” It is time to do the right thing for all the residents who elected you. What happened?
    The Wall Committee needs to work with all the surrounding towns and let the NJDEP evaluate the property on the river used in the past for dewatering. Wall has been dumping mud in the river for over 70 years without a plan to help remove it.
    The Wall residents can benefit if the town works with the County and National Marine Fisheries to dredge along the historical channels, then set up a sailing program and kayak launching dock for all.
    Congressman Smith we also need your help with the Army Corps.

    Imagine if all our elected officials worked together for us, “we the people”.

    This would have saved the taxpayers of Monmouth County and the State millions of dollars.

    Thank you

    John F. Dempsey

    Save Shark River

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  18. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #12 …. FYI …. Neptune Township has the NJDEP dredge permit application online:

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Permalink
  19. anonymous wrote:

    #18…thank you….I reviewed quickly and it is amazing the process for the state to get the states ok to do what the state wants done…as an aside,in China or Russia would you see this type of process or would it be ‘dig here,put it there’….I did not however see any detail on our marina site and the process of what takes place there, did I miss it or is it elsewhere?

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Block 108, lot 1, Belmar, New Jersey.
    MACLERIE area

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    #15 If my memory serves me right Michael Campbell was not working for the Borough when the last dredge was worked, where they piled tons of dirt all over the Marina including the parking areas. Check it out.

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 10:43 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Business interruption insurance at 9th Avenue Pier, Fishermen’s den, etc?

    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

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