Brigantine will embark on a series of major infrastructure projects next month after a streets assessment completed this fall outlined more than $15 million worth of needed repairs, most resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

While that survey found dozens of streets in need of either resurfacing or reconstruction, the city has targeted just a few of the worst for the first year of the multiyear project.

Those roads include the 200 block of Eighth Street South, four blocks of Bayshore Avenue, Roosevelt Boulevard between Bayshore Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, and other repairs throughout the city.

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"These are the ones the city engineer believes are the worst," said City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal. Most of the damage was incurred during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, she said.

Brigantine also recently awarded engineering contracts in eight other projects, including:

•Remington, Vernick and Walberg Engineers, of Pleasantville, will work on replacing the well at 42nd Street and Bayshore Avenue for $105,000.

•Red Bank, Monmouth County-based Maser Consulting was tasked with sediment removal from the golf course drainage system, for $73,000; and drainage improvements along Ocean Drive South, for nearly $70,000.

•Roberts Engineering Group, of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, will work on proposed water pump stations at Hackney Place, Jenkins Parkway and 34th Street for $70,000 as well as the installation of emergency generators for $95,000.

•Galloway-based Endicott Engineering was contracted for flood control improvements at 12th Street North and East Evans Boulevard for $32,000, improvements to the city's boat ramp for $25,000 and bulkhead improvements for $29,500.

Another proposal to install bulkheads at Ninth Street North, 13th Street North and Ocean Drive may be considered at next week's council meeting.

Meanwhile, the city has sent out notices seeking applicants for Class I and Class II police officers, as part of its push for nonsalary workers.

This follows last month's solicitation for part-time firefighters and EMTs as well as a salary ordinance that included interim deputy chiefs. The measures have drawn the ire of the city's public safety departments and their respective unions.

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