STAFFORD - The leadership in Stafford Township is holding a public meeting on September 9 to discuss drainage issues in the municipality. The Mayor and Council will host the “Drainage Workshop” at 7 p.m. in the Township Council meeting room located at 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

The Township Administrator, Township Engineer and Superintendent of Public Works will be reviewing the short term and long term strategies for reducing flooding in Stafford.  The focus will be on the Ocean Acres development and roadways that intersect Route 9.

Locations to be discussed include the Neptune Basin at the intersection of Route 72 and Neptune Drive, Atlantis Avenue to Forecastle Avenue, the intersections of Route 9 and Oxycocus Road, and Route 9 and McKinley Avenue.

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After the presentation, the leadership will welcome public input on the flood prone areas in the Township and welcome questions from residents. 

Stafford Township reports that the Public Works department employees have keeping the current drainage system in operation and this workshop will help determine what may be done in the future to increase the system’s capacity to reduce flooding in Stafford.