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The US Army Corps of Engineers will be closing out the feasibility study. The study, funded by Sandy money, was focused on coastal flooding and is being stopped now that the second outfall pipe is imminent. They will be wrapping up the data and a report should be available to the public January 2016. They are also looking into the feasibility of a restoration study for Wreck Pond.

Dredging west of first Avenue will begin once the HUD grant is signed. The county expects the dredging to take 50 days and should start soon.

In reference to the second outfall pipe, it is anticipated that the contract will be awarded to Simpson and Brown. Construction is expected to begin early next month and be completed by March 2016.

The pilot project of the living shoreline/berm will be initiated in the Spring of 2016. This project will encompass about 900 feet of shoreline starting at the pump on Shore Road and heading west.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday November 18, 2015.

Have a Happy Halloween.

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10 months ago

DPW has been operating the gates on each tide cycle to control the levels of the Pond and it has been working. We will continue to monitor and open and close the gates as need. We have borrowed a gas powered drill that allows us to open and close all 6 gates in about 30 minutes. We will be purchasing a drill after the storm. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Equipment for the dredging of Wreck Pond is on site.
Work has to be completed by December 31st.

Bids for the construction of the second outfall pipe are in. We are looking forward to seeing the start of this project early next month.

The report of the sediment sampling of Wreck Pond is available on the DEP website.

The Littoral Society has started their fish study and they will be doing it once a week until the end of October

The priorities for this year are dredging and the second pipe, and the living shoreline and berm will be the priorities for next year.
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11 months ago

Meeting Notes:

The construction of the second out fall pipe is planned to be out for bids next week. Tentatively bids would then be due by Mid September with construction expected to start in October.

The environmental assessment should be completed next week for the County’s partial dredging to enhance flow near the new pipe. Dredging is also expected to start in October. The environmental assessment report will be published in the Asbury Park Press for public comment.

Due to the amount of work activity, the Wreck Pond berm and living-shoreline will likely not be undertaken until next year.

Environmental 319 H Funding (exact amount not given) has been approved for restoration of the watershed west of Wreck Pond, and it could include project on Osborn Pond and other water bodies of the Wreck Pond watershed, which will help to hold water back after a storm and increase water quality.

Brian Dempsey, Spring Lake Borough Administrator, commented that the NJDEP grant received a couple of weeks ago for the construction of the 2nd pipe was possible in great part thanks to the amazing work done by all the agencies involved, working together with the many residents who attend the monthly meetings.

Next meeting will be September 16th at 3pm

Thank you.

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1 year ago

Wreck Pond Homeowners Alliance with Governor Chris Christie at Spring Lake Fire Company #1.

Great day in Spring Lake today!!

Pictured below: Governor Christie and Mayor Naughton after announcing the grant awarded to Wreck Pond to construct the 2nd pipe and living shoreline.

We are all very happy and grateful to them and to everyone involved in this project.

Thank you very much.
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1 year ago

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Reggie RegrutMaybe people still criticize Governor Christie and say cruel things because they are true.

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Elizabeth Bartolotti-CalifanoBut people still criticize him and say cruel things! Politics.

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Note from Jennifer Naughton:

We just received outstanding news. The DEP announced that Spring Lake was awarded the $3.58m Coastal Flood Resiliency Grant for Wreck Pond. The project we submitted included the second outfall pipe, the living shoreline and dredging.

Governor Christie will be in Spring Lake on Thursday at 11:15 (at the Fifth Ave Firehouse) to formally announce the grant. This is a big win for the Borough and particularly for those residents who have been affected by the flooding. I hope you can attend this event; you are welcome to invite your neighbors. I am sure the event will be brief but we should all be there to celebrate this big step froward. Feel free to pass this note on to other interested residents. Thanks, Jennifer

Jennifer Naughton
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Borough of Spring Lake
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1 year ago

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Vin ZalesCongrats Mayor. Well done. Thank you!!

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John SaboI have lived on Wreck Pond for 56 years....this is great news.....congrats....

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Kathleen WitteDavisWonderful news

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Lisa Freeman SaguiAwesome news!!

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Joseph RizzoGreat going!

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Billy SteetsAwesome!

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Michael Erbe LandersThank you!

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Luann McGrawFabulous news.

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Patricia MeleGreat news!!!

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Cathy QuinnCongratulations !! Great news !!!

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Megan RigneyGreat news !

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Nancy PuglieseBravo!

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Francis QuinnCongratulations! This is great news.

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Anne Forcella Skalitza:)

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Sara SelsavageWhy not have Christie over by Wreck Pond?

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1 year ago

Wreck Pond meeting May 20h, 2015

The resilience grant for the berm and living shore line will be submitted in 2 to 3 weeks We expect to know more by next month's meeting.

Dredging is on schedule for September 2015, starting on 2nd and York Avenues and ending west of 1st ave bridge.

Next meeting will be on June 17th at 3pm. There will be a presentation about the 2nd outfall pipe and also the U.S. Corps of Engineers will give a presentation on samples of Wreck Pond sediment. Please make an effort to attend.

Thank you!

Enjoy the rest of spring.
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Joseph RizzoLong awaited but great news.

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Meeting Notes 4/15/15:

The US Army Corps of engineers is doing boring sampling in Wreck Pond to analyze the sediment and test for any toxic materials present.

The Environmental Assessment for the second pipe is up on the website for public comment until April 28, 2015. The bid documents for the construction will be finalized in June and the contracts will be awarded in July. The Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Grant is still being reviewed at the DEP. We are still hoping for an answer in May. The Borough received a $130,000 grant for the living shoreline. Currently permits are being worked on. This grant has a 2 year deadline so work needs to be completed by the end of 2016.

Sewer lines are being repaired around Pennsylvania Ave and will be completed by Memorial Day.

There is a tentative date for beach cleanup around Spring Lake of April 25th.

Freeholder Rich from Monmouth County will be at the Spring Lake's Municipal Building this Thursday at 7pm if anybody would like to attend.

Next meeting will be on May 20th., at 3pm. Hope to see you there.

Happy Spring!!!

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