Thursday, March 14, 2013
Officials hoping project will begin this summer from Manasquan to Barnegat inlets
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- Daniel Nee
Thursday, March 14
Oceanfront homeowners between Manasquan and Barnegat inlets are being urged to sign easements necessary for a beach renourishment project to get off the ground by May 1, officials said Thursday. U.S. Rep Jon Runyan (R-3) wrote to the mayors of a number of northern Ocean County municipalities this week urging them to secure all necessary easements for the massive dune and beach project by May 1, the date the Army Corps of Engineers must submit a work plan to Congress. The project's design – which would include the construction of approximately 25-foot high dunes, 75 foot wide berms and 175 acres of dune grass in the project area – was completed in 2007, but has languished after some oceanfront homeowners refused to sign easements that would…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Panel of experts address issues such as compliance, mitigation, insurance, financing, resale and rebuilding after Sandy.
Recognizing that real estate professionals are “on the front lines” when it comes to answering questions about homes and businesses after Sandy, the Ocean County Board of Realtors convened an information session this week in Toms River. Tom Wissel, of the Ocean County Board, invited representatives from FEMA and the SBA (Small Business Administration), as well as a real estate attorney, insurance professional and mortgage banker, to attend the first of two planned “After Sandy” panels. “What I first learned, was a lesson on the Constitution because federal agencies need to be invited to sessions like this that deal with state and local issues," said Wissel. "They can not call for them on their own,” he added. In addition, federal agencies…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The beach badge price is $25 if bought before June 15. Price jumps to $30 after then.
Beach badges for Brick Township are now available and Mayor Stephen Acropolis says the beaches will be ready on Memorial Day weekend, despite the damage from Hurricane Sandy in late October. “Despite the significant trauma suffered on the barrier island, our three ocean beaches and Windward Beach on the Metedeconk River will be open for business on Memorial Day Weekend.” said Acropolis said in a statement. The badges can be purchased from 8am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation Department office located in the Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road. Beach badge rates remain at the 2012 price for the 2013 season, with a full season badge purchased before or on June 15 costing $25. Full season badges increase to $…