Berkeley officials received numerous reports of roadway flooding in the waterfront sections of the township after Monday's storm.
And there's a reason for that, Township Council President James J. Byrnes said.
Blame it on Superstorm Sandy.
"The flooding is obviously a result of the sediment in the bay," Byrnes said at the Oct. 7 Township Council meeting. "It's something that needs to be addressed."
Almost a year later, Barnegat Bay is choked with sediment from the massive storm that crippled Ocean County on Oct. 29, 2012.
Police and township officials received reports of flooding Monday from
the South Seaside Park, Glen Cove and Good Luck Point sections of the
township, Byrnes said.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to finish its bay debris removal by Oct. 15. Hopefully, the next phase will include dredging the sediment, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.
"Sediment removal is the next phase," Amato said. "We continue to have an open discussion with the DEP."
Anyone in town who knows of areas in the bay with debris should contact the mayor's office before Oct. 15, he said.
In a related matter, Byrnes said he and members of the township Waterways Commission last week and had been assured by county officials that only clean dredge spoils would be placed at Berkeley Island County Park.
The misunderstanding came from a "typo" in the Army Corps of Engineers' public notice about the project, Byrnes said.