The Federal Emergency Management Agency should deny $523,000 in federal disaster aid to Belmar, since debris-removal contracts have been structured to benefit contractors more than taxpayers, according to a Department of Homeland Security memorandum.
Mayor Matt Doherty told The Asbury Park Press that he disputes the allegations, saying his town is “stuck in the middle” of a disagreement between two arms of the same federal agency after an audit recommended withholding $523,000 in disaster aid from the Shore town.
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