FAIR HAVEN DOCK REPAIRS SET

Part of the dock was washed up onto a neighboring yard in the hurricane. (Photo by Joe Fisher. Click to enlarge)

By JOE FISHER

Fair Haven’s municipal dock, washed away by Hurricane Sandy, is expected to reopen by Memorial Day weekend, borough officials said Monday night.

The repair job is expected to cost $90,000, borough Engineer Richard Gardella reported to the borough council.

The surging Navesink River washed away the entrance section of the dock onto a  neighbor’s lawn during the October 29 storm, said Mayor Ben Lucarelli.

He said repair workers will try to pick up the decking with a crane and move it back onto the pilings.

The dock, which is used for fishing, crabbing and summer concerts, was last refurbished in 2009, at a cost of more than $200,000.