• Not sure why the municipality would have proceeded with the project without getting a waiver from each homeowner, and acknowledgment that they had viewed & understood the project and its consequences.

  • On Long Island, these kinds of projects are generally done through a dune replenishment special district formed by the township, and property owners are brought “on board” regarding the environmental effects (deposit sand dredged from a shallow ocean area, then place it on the beach, from which, after a few years of storms, it will wash out to sea…and be brought in again) and the expense (huge, but worth it for waterfront real estate).
    For a project that was not handled so adroitly, with poor results, see the Suffolk County, L.I., stone jetty/groins project : (allegedly) resulting in massive erosion and (actually) resulting in lawsuits.