Beaches are always changing with sand being washed away and added to them and can change depending on the strength and frequency of storms. To reduce erosion and property damages associated with coastal storms, The US Army Corps of Engineers designed the Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Harbor Inlet Long Beach Island Storm Reduction Project
The current phase of the beach replenishment project started in November 2009 in Harvey Cedars. The Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township may be scheduled for the next phase of the replenishment project.
In The SandPaper this week I read that Long Beach Township is updating an ordinance that would require oceanfront homeowners to maintain the dunes in front of their home if they have not signed the easement to allow the beach replenishment project.
The second reading and public hearing on the township’s dune repair ordinance is Friday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm in the courtroom of the municipal building in Brant Beach.