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Oceanport OK's Another $700K for Sandy Cleanup

The second emergency appropriation brings the borough's cleanup tally to $1.4 million.

The Oceanport Borough Council approved an additional $700,000 in emergency appropriations Wednesday night to cover Sandy clean up costs.

The Oceanport Office of Emergency Management has estimated $367 million in damages to the borough and residents due to Hurricane Sandy.

Costs so far have included $125,000 to ServPro to clean up water damage to borough structures and $57,000 for packing, storing and eventually reassembling all borough records, which includes library books, according to Borough Administrator Kim Jungfer.

Damaged structures included the borough's public works, first aid building, Old Wharf House and borough hall.

Work on the municipal building is almost complete, said Jungfer, and the goal was to get administrative offices back up and running as soon as possible.

Jungfer added that although debris pickup had officially ended, trucks would be making "one more sweep through town." Regular leaf pickup will continue through the end of the month.

The temporary refuse site set up at Blackberry Bay is also dwindling and should be gone by the end of the week.

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