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Point Beach Council to Meet Tuesday

The boardwalk will be discussed

The Sandy-battered boardwalk in Point Beach will be discussed at a special meeting of the Point Beach Mayor and Council at Borough Hall on Tuesday night.

Mayor Vincent Barrella announced at last week's council meeting that issues regarding the boardwalk, will be discussed at a special meeting on Tuesday.

The clerk's office issued the following meeting notice:

"The public is hereby notified that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach will meet to conduct business on November 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, in the Council Chambers of the Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach. There will be a caucus/executive session immediately preceeding at 6:30 p.m."

localh November 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM
This has to be fixed...glad to see east and west side finally coming together in this town. We all want this repaired for summer season.
John Mullen November 24, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Agree it has to be fixed, just hope the local taxpayers don't have to foot the bill.
localh November 24, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Hopefully fema gets involved. If not it will stall. Town needs to be ready as this will be a super busy summer with seaside still rebuilding for years. I bet a lot of ppb residents rent out their homes who normally wouldn't in order to get the income in.
RhondaVW November 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
We have been working on a Sandy-proof boardwalk design for Ocean City that could easily be scaled for Point Beach. http://redoit.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HCB-NJ-Boardwalk-Design.png
A Resident November 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Local taxpayers use the boardwalk. I know I walk on it about once a week at least. Why shouldn't I help pay for it's replacement?
RhondaVW November 24, 2012 at 06:32 PM
A Resident, We've been working on a Build a Better Boardwalk funding plan that would let people who may not be taxpayers but use and love the boardwalk support them directly. Named boards like this http://redoit.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Ped-photo-e1352474524560.jpg could pay for the reconstruction costs. Materials vendors have already donated enough decking to set up a sample section to start things off. 2013 is possible.
localh November 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Awesome...the residents of ppb will look forward to the repairs as we all fix our homes in the meantime. Looking forward to 2013! Even with the gawkers...there have been so many out of towners helping. I will welcome all the tourists and parking problems and noise as that is what we need...some normalcy!
KingNeptune November 24, 2012 at 08:40 PM
i'm betting the town will stall like they did with the south end damage of the last hurricane and it still won't be finished by memorial day. The town will fight over the cost and reimbursement, demanding the boardwalk business kick in if the Feds won't. In typical PPB style the whole ordeal with be one big CF.
Sure November 25, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Agree it has to be fixed, did I miss something? Where in this article does it say the east and west are finally coming together in this town. Do you know something everyone else does not? You are speaking for everyone in town. I doubt the local tax payers on the either side wants to foot the bill. You posted 3 out of 9 comments on this article. Obviously you think you know everything the residents of Point Pleasant Beach want. You are assuming what others are going to most likely do. @ A Resident, it is great that you feel you should help in the replacement of the boardwalk. If that is what you feel then you should. Do all the rest of a favor don't drag or assume everyone else wants to. I can tell you not every local taxpayer use the boardwalk or feels the same way.
Sure November 25, 2012 at 02:47 AM
I see they already removed a rude comment that was made about a resident in town that voiced his concerns about issues going on in the town he lives in that others in town might not have agreed in prior to the storm. It is wrong to start trouble or naming calling just because they don't agree with another resident or still does not on issues. It should not matter if you are originally from here or how long you lived here in town. Some of the point pleasant beach residents and some of the government body members prove over again how immature minded adults they truly are. Who really don't respect each other.
Tess November 25, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Darn right they will.
Nick Carraway November 25, 2012 at 04:56 AM
The PPB boardwalk must be rebuilt. Those who bought their homes here bought homes in a town that had a boardwalk. I know that there are those who have posted who would like to see PPB become Spring Lake. Well, folks, Spring Lake has a boardwalk. The existence of a boardwalk in PPB contibutes to the value of all homes in PPB. The flooding that occurred as a result of Sandy was in more than District 4. Flooding occurred in homes in District 4, District 3 and District 1. As a result of the damage created by Irene, FEMA was willing to contribute to the reconstruction of the boardwalk, and I would expect a similar contribution as a result of Sandy. The question is then who pays the remaining percentage. Councilman Gordon was against imposing that remaining percentage on the BW businesses when the damage was caused by Sandy. I think he was right. A portion of the BW property is owned by the town of PPB. Would people question the town paying to rebuild Borough Hall, another property owned by the town? Stop this nonsense. We must rebuild the boardwalk. We owe it to the town, and we owe it to the residents of the town who already have suffered enough loss by having their homes destroyed or severely damaged by Sandy. Don't diminish our property values even more by refusing to rebuild the boardwalk. Our town has been hurt enough by this year's bad publicity and now by the unimaginable destruction caused by an act of God.
Jim November 25, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Nick, Not one post on here suggested not building the boardwalk. Every comment made agreed the boardwalk must be built. Their might be difference on how and who should pay for the extra charges incurred by all the damages and expenses that took place to our town in general from the storm. There is no nonsense. Some just might not feel the same as others do. We need to respect each other differences. Obviously a post was already deleted for a reason. There were many responsible for this year's bad publicity. Not to many are innocent. God works in mysterious ways. It might have been a warning or wake up call to all of us.
Beach Mover November 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM
How about BUY A BOARD? Have your name burned into end of board We all help!
RhondaVW November 25, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Hi Jeff, From a post above: http://redoit.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Ped-photo-e1352474524560.jpg As you say this would allow people from outside the PPB tax base to pitch in if they wanted to help rebuild the PPB boardwalk. (Cheap long lasting advertisement for a business actually.) We have enough decking from vendors to do a sample section for PPB that would give people an idea of what a new PPB boardwalk would look like. I believe a Buy a Board program would allow PPB to build a better boardwalk like this: http://redoit.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HCB-NJ-Boardwalk-Design.png
George Loder November 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
The boardwalk was destroyed due to insufficent dunes protecting the structure.We now have our town protected by 15 feet dunes thanks to the County. It is incumbent on the town to build a dune system that stops or mitigates future damages to PPB by a storm. Our beaches are privately owned except for Maryland ave. The cost to the taxpayer to fix the boardwalk is in the $3 Million to $4 Million dollar range. We have already spent in excess of $2 Million dollars for Sandy clean up. The boardwalk is an important part of the character of the town. FEMA will help but it is going to be an expensive repair. George Loder
Ralph November 25, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I think this is a great idea...You will be surprise how many will go for this. You can advertise a business or in memory for someone you loved who had a love for the beach or a tourist who just loves this particular boardwalk. I hope they just slow down enough to think about this and to do it the right way.
Ralph November 25, 2012 at 03:27 PM
You have a good point. I think your numbers are off a bit. I can bet it is more. Who is expected to pay for all this? I have a feeling some are getting nervous by the comments being made about the rebuild of different boardwalks along the jersey shore. This expense is going to be spread beyond just the people in your town. How is your town going to survive with all those houses who were severely damage who are going to submit reassessment? Don't you think the state should allow the entire town to be reassessed under the circumstances? Everyone's homes dropped in all the areas that was hit the hardest. Some more than others, but it is still all one town. I don't know being I don't own a home. At this point in my life I never will. To me it is way overrated.
Ralph November 25, 2012 at 03:30 PM
This idea is better than Seaside fiasco of leaving the coaster in the water.
D4 Resident November 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM
There are some, like “Sure”, who don’t want the Boardwalk rebuilt. And there are others who don’t want it rebuilt on the taxpayer’s dime. But it will be and should be because the Boardwalk gives to our region much more than it takes, and always has. The Vice President and the Lt. Governor made this point succinctly in the Asbury Park Press on November 19, 2012: “if we don’t get [the Boardwalk] back up and running we will lose our entire economy.” The problem will be that the anti-Boardwalk crew of Barrella Tooker Corbally and Gordon, with their personal animosity for the Boardwalk businesses and their envy of the money the Boardwalk businesses generate, still have a majority on the Point Pleasant Beach Council. Now these anti-Boardwalk politicians are stuck. They will either allow their personal vendettas to prevent them from rebuilding the Boardwalk immediately with the majority of the money coming from the public, or they will rebuild the Boardwalk immediately at public expense, thereby disillusioning the few supporters they have had, and confirming what the rest of us have always known: the Boardwalk is much more important to the local economy then Barrella Tooker Gordon and Corbally want you to believe. The good news is that the policies of Barrella Tooker Corbally and Gordon were soundly rejected by the voters of PPB in November, and in a worst case scenario, the “Barrella bloc’s” control will end with the next election.
Ralph November 25, 2012 at 04:16 PM
That's fine...let the governor pay for it...just like he does in atlantic city. By the way it is all of us that pay for the towns just like yours, AC, the racetrack that is making our state go broke. Your town is always in the news. You must be important person in your town being you are pushing politics yourself. I think most are tired of all the politicians and those who push them. I went back to read "Sure" they agreed it needed to be built and more like they don't want to pay for it just like many others on this articles and others. What do you expect others in the state to keep on carrying you every time there is a storm? You really don't think this is going to happen again.
Timothy November 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Your comments indicate to me more like your Governor, LT Governor are the ones who will be losing big time. They are the ones who are losing millions in revenue. In order then the owners, the employee's next and lastly the town.
Gary G. November 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM
You sound like an angry person.
Mr. Happy November 26, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Instead of sending political/bitter comments to the Patch at this point in time (you know who you are), how about crafting your next email to the American Red Cross or the local churches and thank them for helping us out? How about the PD for keeping our neighborhoods safe or the fire dept. that was on duty 24/7? How about the DPW for removing all the debris or the county for clearing Ocean Ave? Do something positive, I promise you'll feel a whole lot better. Happy Holidays to all.
PPNB November 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I think that is a bit unfair. The boardwalk itself is loved by all who chose to live here. Mr. Happy, A positive suggestion to the negative rants. Well crafted!
Jeremey Philips November 27, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I think it is a bit unfair. That everyone else has to pay for an area and boardwalk that they chose no to live in.

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