Area residents interested in owning a piece of the Barnegat Township Municipal Dock are encouraged to contribute to the “Dockmaster’s Donation Program,” which will enable people to have their names placed on bricks and benches at the dock, once the post-Sandy rebuild commences.
Committee member Elaine Taylor said that although much of the costs of the rebuild will likely be reimbursed through FEMA, "it will be costly" to replace, and the township will likely have to absorb some of the cost.
Financial donations of $125 will entitle people to have a brick at the dock with their names. A $500 donation will entitle the donor to have a plate on a bench, and for a $50 donation, a plate will be posted at the site with the donors name. Taylor noted there are limited benches available.
Taylor was the first to put up a donation at Tuesday's regular committee meeting, donating $125. She said "I'm putting my money where my mouth is, and hopefully everyone will follow suit."
Township Administrator David Breeden said the donations will be put in a subaccount of the Recreation Fund, so that the funds can be tracked and recorded for the dock specifically.