Beginning in early April, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will be replacing 5,125 feet of 2-inch, bare steel distribution gas main and associated services in Ortley Beach. See the link below for full information. If you are not a permanaent resident, please be sure that NJNG has correct contact information for you so that they can contact you for shut off and then to restart any gas appliances when service is restored.
Toms River continues to aid those who need assistance with addressing “substantial damage” letters. They have assigned members of the Building department to help homeowners understand the best action to take. Contact Trevor Newman (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone # 732-341-1000 x 8357 ). We received confirmation that the 2012 tax assessment (determined in October of 2011) should have been used as the basis for the pre-storm structure value assessment. If this was not the case for you, please contact township engineer Bob Chankalian, or Trevor.
A grassroots organization called “Stop FEMA Now” has formed and is providing useful information regarding the proposed FEMA maps, the rebuilding process, and whether to reopen your flood insurance claim. Please check out their webpage and join them on Facebook or Twitter.
StopFEMANow is a group of concerned citizens, who have not only been effected by Super Storm Sandy, but who have been impacted on varying levels by the implications of the new FEMA flood maps. The decision to adopt these maps is premature and requires additional consideration. We want to, quite simply, Stop FEMA Now!
If you’re interested in joining our movement please share these links, spread the word, and visit StopFEMANow: