ANNOUNCING ORTLEY BEACH DAY 2021!
August 14, 2021 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
No rain date>
Third Ave Beach. Enter at 3rd Ave beach entrance.
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold our traditional BeachJam with a fully catered event. However, the OBVTA board has decided to proceed with an evening of DJ music, beach games for kids and adults and tiki torch fun. We will also be bringing back Tony Carrao to sing a few of Frank Sinatra’s classic songs.
Join us for LIMBO, Hula Hoop, Tug of War, Coconut races, Musical Towels and more……
BRING YOUR BEACH CHAIRS AND YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK
The event is free and no pre-registration is necessary. It is open to all members of OBVTA, their family and their friends. Bring as many as you want.
Our next 2021 OBVTA membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th, 2021 beginning at 9:30am.
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AT THE MOOSE LODGE! The Moose Lodge address is 1801 Bay Blvd. Ortley Beach, NJ 08751
An audio only connection to listen to the meeting will be available for those who do not want to attend in person.
Note that Coffee will be served but donuts and pastries will not.
Please note that a Beach Day will be held on Saturday afternoon and evening, August 14th. This event is a reduced version of BeachJam due to the COVID19. It will include games for the kids on the beach and music. Bring your own food and drink, if desired. Details to follow soon.
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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