Town seeks to remove Superstorm Sandy monument from beach

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Posted: Jan 06, 2016 12:50 PM
Town seeks to remove Superstorm Sandy monument from beach

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is demanding that a concrete association trade group remove a monument to the survivors of Superstorm Sandy from a beach.

The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1PM5j1b ) that a Highlands attorney sent a letter to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association on Monday asking the group to take down the more than 1,000-square-foot monument.

The monument, dubbed "Shorehenge," has been questioned by residents for its aesthetics.

The state Department of Environmental Protection informed the borough in November that the monument was not permitted under the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act, which oversees state coastline development.

No fines have been issued.

A message to the trade group on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Borough officials say they will wait to comment further until Tilt-Up responds to their letter.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com