Information on Upcoming Toms River Revaluation

Toms River will begin a Township wide revaluation process in September of this year. The process will carry well into 2021. The result will be a new assessment of your property and home for tax purposes. While assessments will generally go up, if the rise is Township wide, then the tax rate will come down and you may not pay more.

An outside consulting company will inspect every house and property to update the value assessments based on current market values. In order to complete this process they will inspect outside and inside your home. Our understanding is that they will make three attempts to gain access for the interior inspection. If they cannot gain access, they will complete the estimates based on their best information from prior records and Township files. Please cooperate with the company’s employees as they have a job to do and will do so with minimal interruption to your activity.

Toms River has provided the following three documents to help you understand the process:

1. Understanding-Revaluations

2. What-is-Revaluation-FAQs

3. TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP REVALUATION-INFO

Shorebeat News Article on Surf Club Mediation

At the link below is a great article published by Shorebeat on the Toms River – Surf Club mediation and negotiation which is scheduled to be held on March 5th. As a reminder, because discussions between the Township and the property owners had completely stalled, OBVTA offered to identify and fund a mediator to lead both parties in non-binding negotiation. We sincerely hope that both parties come to the mediation ready to meet somewhere in the middle

Shorebeat Article on Surf Club Mediation

Below are a couple of good recent articles about Ortley Beach and our area.

APP Story about Sunny Day Flooding in Ortley Beach

Article about the Historic Seaside Carousel

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Dune Replenishment and Grass Planting Completed!

The beach and dune replenishment project appears to be complete in Ortley Beach!. Hurrah! It looks awesome. If you are not local, come and have a look at this wonderful finished project. In the spring Toms River will be adding beach mats up and over the dunes and on some portions of the beach itself to ease the looong walk to the water.

Paying It Forward: Helping Florence victims in North Carolina

Many of you will remember the volunteers from North Carolina Baptists who helped so many of us after superstorm Sandy. They helped clean homes, gutted water logged residences and cleaned nasty wet crawlspaces. Now, as a result of hurricane Florence, they are the ones in trouble – and it’s time for us to pay back.

OBVTA has joined forces with Joan Delucia of Weekday Warriors to collect items for delivery to our friends in North Carolina. The supplies and financial donations will go directly to the NC Baptists in Lumberton, North Carolina that helped us here. Items to be donated and the drop off locations in Orltey beach can be found HERE .

Payments by check should be made payable to: NCBM and mailed to:

North Carolina Baptist Mission

Attn Billy Layton

141 Avent Road, Lumberton, NC 28358

In the check memo it is very important to write “Bill L Lumberton Disaster”.

Please also wait a few days to send your check because we are concerned that mail delivery is not yet back to normal and we do not want checks to be lost in the mail.

We thank you – and our friends in North Carolina Thank you!

BeachJam a Success Yet Again!

Despite the on again off again weather, the 4th annual BeachJam was a great success! We successfully dodged the raindrops, AND the thunder and lightning and had a really good time.

A big thank you to Rick Jurgens for leading the volunteer effort to make it a success – and to the nearly 40 volunteers who all gave their time and effort.

Last but not least, thank you to all the local business sponsors who donated gifts and donations to the event. Local businesses donated over $4,000 to help defray the costs. See the list of supporting businesses HERE .

Pictures are below.

Beach Replenishment continues in Ortley Beach

Beach replenishment is ongoing and the beach remains closed south of Fielder Ave. The ongoing operation produced a wonderful swimming pool over the weekend which was enjoyed by many.

Because sections of our beach are now closed, Ortley Beach badges will be honored in Seaside Heights.

You can find the latest information on Beach replenishment and beach closures at the link below. As of July 31st the beach and entrances south of Fielder are closed.

Look in “Notices” about beach closures

See the article below for the latest news article on beach replenishment in Ortley Beach. The link in the story that provides daily updates on which portions of our beach will be closed can be found on our OBVTA website Homepage and on “Useful Links” tab.

Article on Beach Replenishment Starting in Ortley Beach

Also, below is an article on why Ortley Beach had lots of brown clumps and dirty water this week.

Article on Dark Water on beach

DANGEROUS JELLYFISH AT TICES SHOALS: SEE ARTICLE AT LINK BELOW:

Article on Jellyfish at Tices Shoals

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Below are three previous stories of interest concerning Toms River.

Story on Abandoned Properties

Story on new portal to Toms River public records

Patch article on Toms River purchase of downtown hotel property.

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Toms River Gets Larger Discount on Flood Insurance Rates

Toms River announced that our town’s FEMA CRS rating has improved from an 8 to a 7, resulting in a 5% increased flood insurance policy discount. The previous discount was 10%; it will now be 15%. Details are provided in the article HERE

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