[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now City Council) of the City of Atlantic City 6-14-1962 by Ord. No. 15-1962. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the policy and purpose of the City of Atlantic City to cooperate with the United States and the State of New Jersey in performance of emergency shore protection work along the Atlantic Ocean shorefront of the City of Atlantic City, pursuant to P.L. 875, § 81, through the Office of Emergency Planning and the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, based on petition by the State of New Jersey.
In order to effectuate such policy and purpose, the Mayor, acting for, on behalf of and in the name of the City of Atlantic City, is hereby directed to execute such instruments and enter into agreements to accomplish the following purposes:
To hold and save harmless the United States and the State of New Jersey for claims of damages as a result of the aforesaid emergency shore protection work.
To acquire all lands, easements and rights-of-way deemed necessary by the United States for placement of beach fill and sand fences as required and for the borrow of beach fill materials from waterways and upland sources.
To obtain and furnish to the United States and the State of New Jersey all necessary releases and permits from all parties in interest for removal by and at the expense of the United States of drift and debris in advance of sand beach fill placement, including removal of any buildings which have been damaged beyond repair, when such structures, in the opinion of the United States, will interfere with proper beach fill and dune placement.
To do all other acts and things necessary to carry out the powers expressly granted herein, including the furnishing of such police protection as may be required.
The municipality shall acquire such privately owned lands pursuant to all applicable laws of the State of New Jersey regulating municipalities and the expenditure of municipal funds.
The municipality shall maintain, restore and construct protective dunes and furnish and provide for the protection thereof in such measure as prescribed by law, including the power to act in the acquisition of privately owned lands in accordance with the provisions of appropriate statutes of the State of New Jersey.