County officials to pay $7.5 million local costs to pay for latest beach erosion replenishment

Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill once again sits atop a dune system and beach eroded in Ortley Beach - Photo by Toms River Township.

 TOMS RIVER – It will cost the Jersey Shore $60 million for another round of beach replenishment after a series of coastal storms eroded large portions of the Army Corps of Engineers prior work.

Now, the Ocean County Board of Commissioners has announced the county will pay for the $7.5 million balance needed for local funding.

Under the plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pay $30 million, with the remaining $30 million coming from the state and local share.

Initially, the commissioners were only going to fund 50% of the local costs.


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