Our next regular OBVTA membership meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 17, 2021 beginning at 9:30am. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the meeting will be held by Zoom.
This will be a very important meeting because the OBVTA board will be asking for a membership vote on changes to the organization bylaws.
Details for the meeting are posted on the Meetings tab of this website.
The 2021 BeachJam will NOT be held due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Food distribution is no longer taking place in Ortley Beach, but residents in need of emergency food kits, please contact Stacy Proebstle, (732) 341-1000 Ext. 8234 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help? Anyone looking to donate to Fulfill, please visit the website link HERE
Webinar presentation of the Ortley Beach Streetscapes Project Held November 21st
The presentation on the Ortley Beach streetscape improvements was given on November 21st. The presentation and the plans are now posted on the Toms River website HERE. We will provide further updates as the y become available.
The purpose of this project is streetscape enhancements, including plantings, pedestrian lighting, street furniture, signage, etc. along Route 35 Northbound and gateway treatments at key entrances to Ortley Beach.
The intent of the project is to beautify the area, promote economic revitalization, and expand the business district and continued recovery following Super Storm Sandy.
The project Design and Construction cost is funded by federal funds through a Transportation Alternatives Design Assistance Program (TA- 2016) administrated through NJDOT Division of Local Aid.
PROPOSED PROJECT LIMITS
Gateway Signage: o Northern end of Ocean County Route 629 Bay Boulevard (near Haag Avenue) o Southern end of Ocean County Route 629 Bay Boulevard (near Tunney Avenue) o Southern end of Route 35 NB (near West Colony Road) o Southern end of Route 35 NB (near Surf Road) o Northern end of Route 35 NB (near First Avenue) o Northern end of Route 35 SB (near First Avenue)
Streetscape Improvements: o Route 35 NB – MP 3.36 to MP 4.35, from Colony Road to north of First Avenue
ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE:
Preliminary Engineering Phase (Completion: Feb. 2021)
Final Design Phase (Completion: Sept. 2021)
Construction (Start: 2022)
For further information, please contact: David Glynn Roberts, AICP/PP, LLA Township Planner, Toms River Township 33 Washington Street PO Box 728 Toms River, NJ 08754-0728 (732)-341-1000, ext. 8354 or email: email@example.com
The Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association has planned a rally outside the Ocean County Freeholders’ meeting at 101 Hooper Ave, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm to urge the county to help complete the necessary transactions for Toms River to acquire the former Joey Harrison’s Surf Club site and turn it into public beach.
OBVTA has been urging Toms River to buy the property since at least 2015, when the final demolition was completed, to preserve open space and create more public beachfront. We have also paid for a mediator to bring the parties together when discussions fizzled. A separate land transaction between Ocean County and Toms River Township is apparently one last necessary step for the deal to fully close.
Recent news articles are below:
News Article in Patch
News article in Shorebeat