Beach Easements: More than 80% Signed
Gov. Christie issued an Executive Order in September that directs the Attorney General’s Office and DEP to take whatever action is required to obtain property easements. State officials reported that “vigorous efforts are continuing to acquire the remaining 400 easements as expeditiously as possible without paying a king’s ransom for compensation.”
The Army Corps is scheduled to begin a $158 million beach widening and dune construction project next year in northern Ocean County at which time all the easements will need to be obtained.