Posts Tagged ‘Wesley Lake wall’

1.   If anybody is interested in helping out with the Ocean Grove boardwalk clearing, the Calvary Chapel Relief could use help. They are asking interested helpers to meet at the Youth Temple at 9 a.m. every Saturday morning to begin work on the beach at 9:30. Cut wood from the disassembled boardwalk needs to be loaded into two large dumpsters. Please wear old clothes and, if you have them, work boots, and bring work gloves. Any time you can give them would be appreciated.

2. The Asbury Park Press reports that workers have temporarily fixed gaps in an old retaining wall at the eastern end of Wesley Lake on the Ocean Grove side. The leaks in the wall, caused by Hurricane Sandy, had allowed water to pass freely from the lake into the ocean. The lake, as a result, has been extremely low, exposing unsightly silt, mud and debris on the lake bottom, presenting an ugly and even smelly appearance. A permanent solution to the problem is planned soon, to be funded by FEMA and by Neptune Township. Another problem — the collapsed portion of the bulkhead wall in the same area — should also receive FEMA funds, Township officials say.

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Wesley Lake retaining wall. Photo taken Oct. 20 by Mary Walton

While people worry about a controversial condo/hotel project at Ocean Grove’s North End, the immediate problem there — the slowly collapsing retaining wall — keeps getting worse. The part most in danger of failure is a 500-foot section running westward from the boardwalk, on the site of the proposed North End Redevelopment project.

Asbury Park has completely repaired the wall on its side of Wesley Lake. Neptune doesn’t have the money to repair the entire 3,400-foot wall on its side, but Mayor Randy Bishop, Committeewoman Mary Beth Jahn and others have said they expect the North End developers to fix the part adjacent to their proposed construction. So far, the developers have not agreed to do this.

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