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The Six Million Dollar Sand?

A reader sent me the link to this October 2015 FEMA news release.  Click on either image to go to it.Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 3.26.37 PM


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belmar-mayor-2“Let’s tell them it was $6 million.”


  1. The Truth wrote:

    Historically, boardwalks were created as large group door mats. If anyone cares to read, and they don’t. There were many day trippers in the old days and the trains had problems with all those day trippers bringing the sand to them for their rides home.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Perspective wrote:

    Whoa! Dunes?? 9.1 for the boardwalk??
    I’ve begged for dunes and Mr. Doherty said “Nobody wants dunes” The current sand hills don’t count. It was virtually free to create them and they will be smoothed out in time for summer. The cost just happens to be the same as the cost of the 2 pavilions that will be “free” according to Mayor and Council. Could they be sitting on all this money? Could FEMA be mis-reporting?

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    Yes, I think it’s a mistake. They are probably going back to the steel-reinforced dunes Doherty talked about building back in December of 2012 but never bid out.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Resident wrote:

    They were bid out for about 4.5 million and Epic received the contract. When the boardwalk cost changes started to get out of control well into the millions, Doherty cancelled the seawall.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  5. HMM? wrote:

    Was the DPW O/T to make the “sand dunes” $6 Million?

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    Hahaha. No.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm | Permalink
  7. berm-ease wrote:

    The so-called man-made dunes give a false sense of security. Huge waves and high wind – bye bye sand. Back into the ocean where it came from or onto the road and private property. Dig?

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  8. The Truth wrote:

    The truth ?

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    OPRA The FEMA record to substantiate this dund MAGILLA.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:


    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  11. HMM? wrote:

    Theory perhaps, but worth giving some thought to before putting ANYTHING permenant back on the boardwalk.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 8:49 am | Permalink

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