Brick Bonds Another $15M for Sandy Cleanup
Majority of funds will be reimbursed by FEMA
The township council approved a $15 million bonding measure at its meeting Tuesday night as an emergency appropriation to fund Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
"There are certain things that the county didn't take on with the shared services [agreement]," said Business Administrator Scott Pezarras. "We had a lot of other operations, including security operations, on public property but not in the public right of ways" which was not covered.
Pezarras said depending on the final cost of the township's recovery spending, not all of the $15 million may be used. The township will be reimbursed 75 percent for its recovery spending through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The $15 million will also be used for additional cleanup and recovery efforts as they go on, including dune restoration and further debris cleanup of areas that received heavy damage.