Belmar to spend $20M rebuilding wrecked boardwalk

Most of the 1.4-mile boardwalk was destroyed in

Most of the 1.4-mile boardwalk was destroyed in the storm.

BELMAR

One of the Jersey shore's most popular beach towns is moving swiftly to rebuild its boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
 
Belmar approved a $20 million spending plan Monday night to pay for a new boardwalk, as well as some of the cost of cleaning up the ruins of the old one.
 
The Monmouth County community is also considering building a sea wall to help protect against future storms.
 
Mayor Matthew Doherty says Belmar will help pay for the work by increasing daily beach badge fees from $7 to $8, and seasonal fees from $50 to $55.
 
Both the sea wall and the higher beach badge fees will be voted on at a future meeting.
 
Most of the 1.4-mile boardwalk was destroyed in the storm.

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