Residents Sue To Halt Funding For Post-Sandy Pavilions

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Belmar, N.J., faces two lawsuits over the proposed replacement of two boardwalk pavilions razed after Superstorm Sandy, with residents contending they should vote on roughly $7 million in bonding for the project and that funding plans for the debt violates state law.

The town's mayor and council on Sept. 4 approved more than $7.1 million in bonds for the pavilions, though officials have said they will use a $375,000 down payment from beach fee revenue and a $485,000 flood insurance payout to trim the required bonding...
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