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Council to Vote on Scaling Back Sandy Emergency Spending

A shared services agreement for debris removal with Ocean County will enable Brick to cut previously approved emergency spending for Hurricane Sandy by $10.5 million.

Township Council will vote whether to cut its emergency spending associated with Hurricane Sandy by $10.5 million at Tuesday night's meeting in Town Hall.

The reduction to $7.5 million from the previously approved $18 million is due to a shared services agreement with Ocean County, which has a contract with Ashbritt Inc. to handle debris clean-up efforts, according to the Township Council's resolutions that will be up for a vote at the 7 p.m. meeting.

The township is planning to issue debt up to $7.5 million to cover the emergency spending, the resolution said. Debris removal costs for municipalities and states are typically reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after disasters. 

Jeff Bamond December 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Unfortunately, they are still picking up the remains of peoples homes throughout the town. It is good to know that you are very concerned about the leaves at your curb, while the town picks up and dumps the belongings of many homes. I'm sure they will get to your leaves but in times of disaster it is called prioritizing.
Lori Morrison December 04, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I guess neither one of you were severely affected by the storm.
Don Smith December 04, 2012 at 08:06 PM
And with the amount of devaluing at the beach there is lots of slack to be piced up. Even the land values go down if there are no funtioning utilities. I mean my neighborhood lost 120 home and there are no services to the land. Think about 120 sewer bills at $90 each that are not going to be able to pay for brick processing next quarter. Think about all the money spent by the people in those houses at the stores. These are the reasons the beach needs to be recovered so the local economy can be better next summer.
Lauren December 04, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I agree. Be thankful for what you have and help out. We all have to work together to get this cleaned up. I too lost a home to a fire and when we got to see our homes ( or lack there of) we all helped each other dig through the rubble and were there for each other. Jeeeezzzz.....
clamdigger December 05, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Hello Lori, not I was not impacted by any damage to my home by over the years I've taken many steps to ensure my home was as storm proof as possible. I've dropped trees and made sure everything was as strong as possible. Except for not having a full house generator (yet) we managed to get by for 9 days on a good portable. I was not trying to be cold hearted toward people who were affected by the storm in the worst way imaginable and I do have a tremendous amount of empathy for them,but at the same time I feel as though some of the clean up responsibility and expense does fall on their shoulders, the same as if they had renovations or construction on their homes. The Millions of $$ this has cost the Twp, could have been put into the private sector and those who do this professionally and allowed our DPW be used for other important duties during the aftermath.

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