One of the only things Long Branch's new boardwalk is missing is a place for people to sit.
That will soon change as the Long Branch Council passed a resolution during its April 26 meeting which awarded a contract for the purchases of benches for the boardwalk.
The resolution appropriates $104,498 for approximately 70 benches from Maturano Recreation Company, Inc.
Long Branch Department of Public Works Director Fred Migliaccio said most of the benches will be placed on the boardwalk itself, and that the rest will be placed on the decking areas leading down to the boardwalk and the west side of the street.
Long Branch Purchasing Agent David Spaulding said the benches will take about 4-6 weeks to be delivered to the city.