NJ borough wants ‘Shorehenge’ off its beach

 Residents want a large concrete structure on the beach in Highlands, New Jersey, removed. The state Department of Environmental Protection informed the  borough in November that the more than 1,000-square-foot monument is not permitted under the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act, which oversees development on the state's coastline.The borough is demanding that a trade group remove a monument to the survivors of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Residents want a large concrete structure on the beach in Highlands, New Jersey, removed. The state Department of Environmental Protection informed the borough in November that the more than 1,000-square-foot monument is not permitted under the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act, which oversees development on the state's coastline.The borough is demanding that a trade group remove a monument to the survivors of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A New Jersey town is demanding that a concrete association trade group remove a monument to the survivors of Superstorm Sandy from a beach.

The Asbury Park Press has reported that a Highlands attorney sent a letter to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association on Monday asking the group to take down the more than 1,000-square-foot monument.

The monument, dubbed “Shorehenge,” has been questioned by residents for its aesthetics.

The state Department of Environmental Protection informed the borough in November that the monument was not permitted under the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act, which oversees state coastline development.

No fines have been issued.

A message to the trade group on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Borough officials said they will wait to comment further until Tilt-Up responds to their letter.

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