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Ocean Beach unit 1
P.O. Box 213
Lavallette, NJ 08735
732.830.8100


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April 6, 2014


Route 35 Reconstruction Project Complete Streets Bike Plan

Click here for info

Christie Administration highlights progress in reconstruction of
Sandy-damaged Route 35 on Barnegat Peninsula

Complete Streets proposals for bicyclists and pedestrians detailed

Click here for info


April 3, 2014


Jersey Central Power & Light
Recommendations for New Construction or Rebuilding

To accommodate rebuilding efforts and provide guidance in those areas where customers may have to raise their homes up in compliance with the new FEMA standards, Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L ) wants to make customers aware of potential clearance and access issues that should be discussed in advance of rebuilding.

Issues have arisen with encroachments on the clearances between electric power lines and buildings and in some cases, could result in serious safety concerns, risk of property damage, injury or death. The intent of this letter is to raise awareness of these issues and to proactively review your plans before you commence your construction project or rebuilding efforts.

To make application to JCP&L please call our 800 # ( 1-800-662-3115 ). When your application is received, a Layout Technician will be assigned to your project. The items listed below will be needed to properly assess your plans. Please provide them at your earliest convenience. JCP&L requires a minimum of 30 days to process and review the application. The 30 day review process will begin once the necessary documents have been received. You will be contacted by the Layout Technician assigned to your area to discuss the layout and cost associated with your request. Please be aware that all revisions must be made in writing and, if not, may result in delays and additional costs.

1. A complete clean set of the latest revision of the APPROVED SITE PLAN indicating the proposed relocation of any poles, pads, enclosures, meters, etc.

2. Please provide updated ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS revealing the elevations, doors, windows, decks, awnings, etc. of the structure. This will help with meter locations and electrical clearance requirements.

3. Please submit a copy of the current RECORDED DEED for the site.

4. Advise JCP&L in writing of any Deed, Homeowner and/or Township RESTRICTIONS that would impact the design and placement of electrical facilities.

In order to properly maintain the power lines, it is imperative that JCP&L have unrestricted access to poles, pads, enclosures, etc. Please do not install sheds, fences and structures of any kind in the access area which will hinder maintenance or restoration efforts of your electric service.

It is our hope that by working together, and reviewing your plans up-front, we can; alleviate these issues, establish better communication, and provide you with safe and reliable electric service.


March 25, 2014


Christie Administration Announces Summer Construction Schedule
For Route 35

Construction On The Highway To Be Suspended In Most Locations;

Limited Work Will Continue In Toms River And Brick

Click here for more info.


March 16, 2014


NJ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ROUTE 35 NOTIFICATION
FOR SEASIDE PARK & SEASIDE HEIGHTS


Please be advised that a portion of Route 35/Northeast Central Avenue will be rerouted to the Boulevard beginning Monday, March 17th (weather permitting) for approximately 4 weeks. During this time the NJDOT's contractor will install all necessary utility infrastructure and complete a full depth roadway replacement including curbs and sidewalks.

This construction work will be within the Route 35 northbound lanes/Northeast Central Avenue between J Street and Lincoln Avenue. Route 35 southbound lanes/Southwest Central Avenue will remain open as they are today. The following detours and access points will be in place during construction:

Route 35 Northbound Motorists: Head east on J Street in Seaside Park, turn left onto the Boulevard, continue to the traffic signal at Hamilton Avenue and turn left and then turn right onto Central Avenue to continue northbound.

Route 35 Southbound Motorists: Turn left onto Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights, turn right onto the Boulevard, continue to the stop sign and turn right onto J Street, then left onto Route 35/Southwest Central Avenue to continue southbound.

Route 35 Businesses : Businesses along Southwest Central Avenue in Seaside Park will remain open in this area and O Street will be the designated thru street to access the business district. Signs will be posted on the Boulevard directing motorists to Route 35 Businesses at O Street.

Residents: Residents on the west side (Bay side) of Route 35 through this area may use O Street or J Street.

Private driveways within the construction zone along Route 35/Northeast Central may experience temporary access denial only while utilities are installed in the roadway adjacent to the driveway.
In this event, the homeowner will have advance notice of any temporary inconvenience.

Questions or Comments may be directed to:

NJDOT Reconstruction Project Community Outreach Team

Restore.NJ35@dot.state.nj.us

732-230-7356


March 9, 2014


To all OB residents: If you are looking to put up a fence, where it is allowed in our community or at you primary, please consider www.marcafence.com. This is the company that did our dune fencing. Mention you are from OB1. He stated he would be reasonable. Let me know if he is not.
Thanks,
Bob Blair


February 16, 2014


Updated forms - Effective April 1, 2014

OBSC1 Construction Rules

OBSC1 Construction Permit Application

By-Laws

~ All forms are on the Club Documents page ~


January 11, 2014


We will receive our new tax bill in June - Bob Blair

To all residents of OB1  

The board of trustees
wishes you & your family
A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Thank you,

 Bob Blair


December 5, 2013

To all residents of OB1  please read concerning the construction &
traffic patters that will be in effect.  

Thank you, Dave Finter

Detour - Seaside Heights

Southbound Closure Alert

Map


November 28, 2013

ROUTE 35 RECONSTRUCTION ALERT

Please be advised there will be a traffic pattern change in Mantoloking beginning on or about Tuesday, December 3rd.

Please refer to the attached advisory for details.

ROUTE 35 RECONSTRUCTION ALERT

Safe travels during this Thanksgiving holiday.


October 22, 2013

 FALL MEETING OCTOBER 26 AT 4PM AT UNION CHURCH, LOCATED AT 25 PHILADELPHIA AVE & ROUTE 35 NORTH. BUDGET WILL BE DISCUSSED & ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD.

See you at the meeting. 
Bob Blair


October 17, 2013

Bob Blair, President of Ocean Beach unit 1, has a new email: bsquare3@optimum.net


October 1, 2013

New Meeting Minutes


Dear Ocean Beach & Bay Club Members, Friends & Family,

It is hard to believe we are coming up on the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy and the events that have changed our community, our residences and our landscape.

The one things it has not changed, is the resolve of our people, our community, and our commitment to be back better and stronger!

As we near the deadline to create and file flood insurance claims, I wanted to communicate to those who may still need assistance regarding insurance and direct you to the below information. 

Meeting details and contact information is provided below.

Respectfully,

Jack

As follows:
A message from Christopher Gerold, Esq. of Wolff & Samson:

Please accept our invitation to attend our Flood Insurance Event on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm at the offices of Wolff & Samson, One Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ.

This may be the last opportunity for those that have been underpaid and wrongfully denied coverage from their flood insurance carriers.

The deadline to file a Proof of Loss for a Sandy flood claim is October 28.

It is important to note that Proofs of Loss prepared by an insurance company will not reflect any disputed damages.

A Proof of Loss reflecting denied or underpaid claims must be filed by the deadline with supporting documentation.

Failure to meet this deadline could result in property owners being barred from collecting additional money from their insurance company.

Homeowners that still have flood insurance claims must act now.

If anyone else has any questions, please call me at  973-530-2061

Thank you,

Chris


September 16, 2013

Annual Fall Meeting for OB1 residents  October 26th at 4pm at Union Church, Lavallette, 25 Philadelphia Ave. & 35 North. The budget has to be approved & Election for trustee's will be held. 

Thank you, 
Bob Blair -Pres.


September 9, 2013



Click the image above for photos of this year's Labor Day picnic.
September 6, 2013

To all owners of OB1 - If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please mail your name to  OBSC1 PO Box 213, Lavallette, NJ, 08735.  We need your name by Sept 16th.   
Thank you,
Bob Blair

Annual Fall Meeting date has been changed to October 26th, same place, same time. Please come as we will be discussing the budget & having our annual election of trustees.    
Thank you,
Bob Blair - Pres.


September 4, 2013

A great big THANK YOU to Ellen Downes, chair woman of the annual labor day picnic. Over 300 hundred attended, with plenty of food, and many games for the children. I received a multitude of compliments & I am conveying them to you Ellen along with your many helpers.

THANK YOU,

BOB BLAIR

 



Download form for picnic here


August 24, 2013

The next general membership meeting for OB1 will be held October 19th
at 4pm at Union church, located at 25 Philadelphia Ave. Lavallette.
Please come. 
Thank you, 
Bob Blair


The club would like to thank Dan Mercuri & the LOVE HANDLES for supplying great music at the beach on Sat. the 17th. Every one had a great time.

Ellen, I would like to say THANK YOU on behalf of our residents that attended the band at the beach.  I received many compliments. 
Thanks again, 
Bob Blair


August 8, 2013

~ Updated Documents ~

OBSC1 Construction Permit Application (Updated August 2013)

OBSC1 Construction Permit Application Attachment
(Updated August 2013)


Disaster Recovery Ombudsman- Ready to help Toms River residents one-on-one

Toms River Twp. has hired a part-time Disaster Recovery Ombudsman to help residents navigate through their paperwork and permit process as they rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Trevor Newman has expertise in the National Flood Insurance Program and almost 40 years in the Insurance industry.

For full article click the link above.

 


August 6, 2013

OBSC1 Aug 2013 Events


Our Hero!


July 24, 2013

Good Morning to All Presidents,

Pertaining to the ongoing insurance payouts and recovery issues that many of our residents have had and still have, I have retained a recovery firm who specializes in flood insurance recovery and claims and in obtaining additional payment for residents who are in need of assistance.

I would like to know if anyone would like to receive the broadcast I am sending to my members outlining a meeting place and time along with directives as to what to bring to the meeting with the recovery experts.

There is no obligation on behalf of anyone. The purpose of my communication is to offer assistance to anyone within our group who you feel may need the assistance of professionals to fight for them in an attempt to recover additional monies for damages incurred.

If you feel your members may be interested or would like the opportunity to meet with this firm and their representatives, please respond with your e mail and the respective beach you are responsible for, and I will be happy to share the info with you and your members.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Respectfully,

Jack Houseworth
President Ocean Beach Unit III


July 18, 2013

To OB1 residents that have a vacant home - Please be advised, you must secure you windows and doors so that we do not have vandalism and or an unwelcome squatter.  We do not need Toms River Township filing a complaint against any of our home owners.  IF YOUR HOUSE IS VACANT SECURE IT.  
Bob Blair, Pres


July 4, 2013

To all homeowners in OB1,
   
The trustee's have voted to put Resolution 1-13 in effect starting July 5 2013

The resolution states: If your home does not have a working toilet, and you are using a contractor to do work,  the contractor must have a portable toilet on site, in your driveway.   

Thank you trustees of OB1


June 19, 2013

To all residents of OB1, 
The trustees have decided that we do not need porto johns at this time.  If needed in the future, we will address the need. 
Thanks, 
Bob Blair



UPDATED DOCUMENTS
OBSC1 Construction Rules
and By-Laws


NEW DOCUMENT
Information for all raised homes

These documents are also located in the Club Documents page.



June 17, 2013

What is My Base Flood Elevation (BFE)? Address Lookup Tool

The interactive 'What is My BFE?' tool can help you compare the current effective and the best available flood hazard data for your property. 

 


June 16, 2013

To all residents of OB1,

Make sure you visit the Toms River web site Monday. FEMA will be posting their basic flood levels.  Also check when  the D.O.T will be starting to repave route 35.  If you have a house near you, that is unoccupied, & you think it should be knocked down for safety reasons, call Toms River & ask for the engineer, they will send someone to check the house to make sure it is safe to be left alone. 

A great big THANK YOU to John Tedesco for getting the beach ready for next week.




Based on phone calls to the Mayor’s office today (Friday 6/14/13), it came to our attention that some barrier island residents have decided not to allow access to the FEMA inspectors who are inspecting properties damaged by the storm as required by federal law and regulation.  Although that is certainly their prerogative, we need to let the residents know that is probably not in their best interest since the FEMA inspectors may be left with little choice but to assume that the properties they cannot gain access to suffered more damage than they actually did.  That would clearly not be in the best interest of the property owners.  Would you please pass that along to your membership?  We feel obligated to let them know that so that there is no misunderstanding in the future. 

Thank you.
Paul J. Shives,
Business Administrator
732-341-1000 ext. 8212 (Office)
732-240-9632 (Fax)
Township of Toms River
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
pshives@tomsrivertownship.com

 


June 15, 2013

NJ Beach Cams

 


June 12, 2013

Dear OBSC1 Members, Welcome to the stronger than the storm summer of 2013!!! We all look forward to another great year at OBSC1!!!

Since there has been a good deal of discussion about the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dune and beach replenishment program in our area, we want you to know that the OBSC1 Board is evaluating all of its options relative to this proposed program with the assistance of legal counsel. As you can imagine, there are many details which we are looking into. Currently we are reviewing a broad range of issues to assure that all of the many interests of OBSC1 are preserved and protected to the maximum extent possible.

To make certain that all of our fundamental concerns are satisfactorily addressed, we believe it may be many months before the Board has all the information necessary to evaluate what the best options are for OBSC1. In this regard, we ask that you remain patient. Just so you know, we have been presented with a "DEED OF DEDICATION AND PERPETUAL STORM DAMAGE REDUCTION EASEMENT" drafted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) which would create a perpetual and assignable easement and right-of-way over a substantial portion of our ocean beach for use by the State of New Jersey and the Township of Toms River and their representatives, agents , contractors and assigns. Through legal counsel we are assessing the potential impacts of our execution of the proposed easement and what, if any additional, modifications are necessary to be consistent with our current deed and to maintain the nature of our private beach club.

We understand that some beach owners in the area have signed similar easements and some have not. We are not sure whether USACE and/or the NJDEP and/or Toms River will seek to acquire easements through eminent domain from those owners who refuse to voluntarily enter into the requested easements. Certainly if other property owners in the area are offered just compensation for their properties becoming encumbered by a dune easement that will be a factor in OBSC1 evaluating its options.

We believe there is great optimism about the dune project, however, it is unclear when it will commence. The project was initially proposed in 2003. We are unclear about the project's funding and anticipate that construction efforts in the immediate vicinity of OBSC1 will be many months, if not many years away. We believe this circumstance further lends itself to OBSC1 being unable to fully evaluating what is best for our community in the immediate future.

In conclusion, the OBSC1 Board wants you to know we are working on this matter and doing everything in our powers to keep our community as the great place we are blessed to have and enjoy. However, we ask your indulgence. The proposed project is huge and until certain commitments are made, or, not made, by the governmental agencies involved, the OBSC1 Board will not have a definitive "answer" on how best to work with them to protect your homes, our beach and lifestyle at OBSC1. But, with that said, be assured the OBSC1 will advise you of all significant developments.

Have a great summer!

The OBSC1 Board


June 5, 2013

To all residents of OB1:  Go to Toms River site, look for hazard mitigation. They are now accepting applications for secondary homes.  Do it Asap

Thank you,

Bob Blair, President


June 4, 2013

Someone dumped a bucket of sand laced with nails and construction debris on the beach in front of 3040 Ocean Rd. Can we remind people not to dump dirt from the gutter and driveways on beach.


This program, for now, is for primary home owners. 
In the future it will be for secondary homes also.

Details Emerge on Sandy Homeowner Relief Programs


To all residents of OB1,
 
It has come to my attention that unwanted garbage has been dropped off at houses by person/s unknown.  If and when we find out who is doing this, I will post their name on our site. There is no need for this, as we have garbage pick up every Monday.  Please call me if you observe someone doing this despicable act. 

Thank you,

Bob Blair, President


May 30, 2013

PLEASE do not dump any sand that contains NAILS OR SCREWS OR OTHER DEBRIS
ON THE BEACH. IF OBSERVED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FINE


2013 Beachfront Property Owners Easement

Click here for Easement


Frank Desantis Contracting
732.749.6009 Ortley Beach
He will cut the sewer, demo the home, and drive the pilings.

Recommended by an OSBC1 member


May 27, 2013
One Dune Size Does Not Fit All

In Mantoloking a surge of 6-8 feet of water from the ocean lifted more than 50 homes off their foundations. Three homes ended up in Barnegat Bay. That 8 foot wall of water from the ocean filled the bay, all the way to us.

In Unit One there was no breach where the ocean met the bay. Surging water was reported coming up Rt 35 from the South, knocking down a backyard fence as it moved north from Ortley. Many of our homes were flooded but no homes were seriously damaged by the velocity of waves.

Our beachfront is 20 feet above sea level. Mantoloking is 7 feet above sea level. Ortley is about the same elevation. We do not need an 8 to 22 foot high berm on our beach--a beach that is already 20 feet above sea level. According to Army Corps of Engineers plans posted at the Toms River Website, the proposed dune would be 75 feet wide at its base tapering to 25 feet wide at the top. How would we get over this dune? Where would the sand come from to create it?

What would the dredging do to the contour of the ocean floor approaching our beach? What would happen to our sand bars? What effect would dredging have on surfing? Fishing? Would there be a sharp drop-off when we went into the water making it more difficult to get out of the water?

Too many questions remain unanswered. We must remain in control of our beach. A smaller 4 foot high dune would top out at almost 25 feet above sea level. But that is not what the Army Corps of Engineers wants to build on our beach!

Kenneth Hoffman


May 21, 2013
Army Corps of Engineers

Unfortunately, it has been brought to my attention, that we can not have a vote on the dune easement, as we have not notified all members thirty days in advance that we would be having a vote on this important issue.  We will decide, with the members present, when to have the next mtg. & vote.    Meeting will be May 25th @ 2pm @ Union Church @ Philadelphia & 35 North.
Pres.  Bob Blair

Army Corps of Engineers info


May 19, 2013
ANNUAL SPRING MEETING

To all residents of OB1. Our annual spring meeting will be held May 25th @ UNION CHURCH of Lavallette located at 25 Philadelphia Ave @2pm. Please try to make it.  
Thank you Bob Blair, President OB1.


May 8, 2013

ARGUMENTS AGAINST DEED OF EASEMENT


 


April 27, 2013

 

DUNES REPLENISHMENT

Dear Trustees and Fellow Owners,

Before we make any decisions regarding the need for ‘dunes replenishment’ on our beaches, it is critical that we recognize some legitimate concerns raised by this initiative.

First, there will be a very limited access to the beach – In fact, over time there will be less and less beach as the dunes grow. The beach movies, parties, and views will likely be a lot different – if at all. And consider the issue of safety. With the proposed dunes, surfers and swimmers will not be visible to anyone unless the life guards are on watch.

< Read More Here >


Anyone that has used a mold remediation  company & found them to be reliable & reasonable, please Email Bob Blair with their name, so that he can inform other residents.

Toms River will pick up storm debris until May 19th. Make sure you put all storm debris out by May 19th.  After this date Toms River will no longer pick storm debris up. 


Please read the link below which appeared in the Asbury Park Press on April 25th regarding our beaches:

Bill advances without beach access requirement


Though the government has temporarily been stopped it reinforces what I outlined to you for the reasons I am so adamantly opposed to the Deed of Easement they are trying to bully us into signing.

We cannot for an instant drop let down our guard in defending our beaches and our way of life. There are many powerful folks in this state who will continue to hammer away at us.

I know there are members in your community who are not well informed on these issues and as a result are unaware on the true nature of the threat. It is the responsibilty of the Trustees in whom the members have placed their confidence to educate them. We cannot allow emotionalism to win out over sound, objective decision making.

John McDonough
OCEAN BEACH SALES & RENTALS
732-793-7273
Fax 732-793-0103

 


April 22, 2013

Do you own a boat & are looking for a reasonable place to dock it?

Ocean Beach 1 has a few left. 

Call Greg Gere @ 973-777-0081.


To all residents of OB1: Annual Spring meeting to be held May 25th, 2pm at Union church - 25 Philadelphia Ave & 35 north.


April 16, 2013

TOMS RIVER TAX ASSESSOR WILL BE MAILING OUT YOUR NEW ASSESSMENT, WEDNESDAY APRIL 17th. YOU SHOULD BE GETTING A 50% REDUCTION ON YOUR LAND ASSESSMENT. IF YOU DESIRE YOU CAN STILL FILE AN APPEAL. THE DATE WILL BE ON THE CARD.

THANK YOU
BOB BLAIR, PRES. OB1


April 11, 2013

Summer Construction Rules for 2013

Ocean Beach Height Regulations

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES!!! OCEAN BEACH UNIT 1 HAS CLEANED OUR BEACH, HAS CLEANED OUR STREETS & WE ARE READY FOR YOU TO COME DOWN & ENJOY YOURSELF THIS SPRING & SUMMER. SEE YOU AT THE BEACH! 

- BOB BLAIR, PRESIDENT OF O.B. 1


April 7, 2013
A letter from one of our residents

Dear Fellow Owners,

With the push by Mayor Kelaher to secure easements and begin work on replenishing dunes, I am compelled to weigh in on the discussion as a beachfront property owner in OBSC Unit # 1.

It goes without saying that I do not want our community to be at risk of considerable damage from extreme weather, irrespective of origin - ocean, bay, wind.  We have done very well for more than a hundred years and my research, which I can share with you, indicates the prime culprits were bay surge caused by an inlet being cut in Mantoloking and ocean water from low lying neighboring communities. 

The above said, the deadline and its promise of government funding are causing us to overreact, and to view this issue in stark black and white terms. We need to step back and think before coming to a decision that has long-term ramifications. 

Like other beachfront owners, I have two key concerns. First, I am concerned that owners are being pressured to agree to perpetual easements on our properties for dune replenishment, effectively giving the government continued access for the foreseeable future. While there are currently no plans to build boardwalks or other structures on the beaches, the government can only say "trust us" that will not change. I don't know of anyone who would agree to give away 'carte blanche' access in their personal business dealings, so why would we agree to give it over in this situation? Frankly, as a property owner, I would be much more inclined to approve an easement that specifically states under what conditions and timeframe I will need to give access to the beach in front of my property.  An easement that can be voided if the government doesn't live up to its undertakings - the one in front of us cannot, even if government says "sorry" we have no funding.

My second concern relates to the height of the dunes that the Army Corps is planning to implement.  Clearly, 22 feet dunes will obstruct our ocean views and have a markedly negative impact on property values. Importantly,why do we need a man-made barrier now, when our community has effectively protected itself against extreme weather with a system of storm fence barriers in the past? Frankly, one can argue (unfortunately others don't have this benefit) that since our beach is about 20 feet above sea level, and maybe the deepest beach in Toms River, putting up a four-five feet high storm fence like we have had, achieves similar protection to that of the proposed 22-feet sand dunes -- without obstructing our views and depreciating our property!

This is clearly a complex issue and we need to approach it in a calm, dispassionate manner so that we protect our community while not creating needless ill will - an approach that is fair to all. We all want to protect our property.  We have been protected against natural disasters.  I want to protect against a depreciation in home values; yours and mine, by not converting our private beach and land to that of public beach and land.

I respect the efforts of government officials, but recognize that most will be out of office in time.  I cannot agree to government easements that suggest " we need to sign without discussion or negotiation."  Honestly, that is not the way business works, not the way I would treat my neighbors, or fellow citizens.  In fact, I wouldn't even insult anyone by asking them to "sign" without negotiation.   

Sincerely,

William G. Parrett


April 5, 2013

How is everybody doing so far? Sign our guest book and let us all know how you are making out. Share some stories of your recovery.


April 3, 2013

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF OB1 - ACCORDING TO TOWN ATTORNEY KEN FITZSIMMONS, WE WILL BE GETTING A FIFTY PERCENT REDUCTION ON OUR LAND ASSESSMENT. WE WILL BE RECEIVING A CARD FROM TOMS RIVER AFTER APRIL 15th.


April 2, 2013
Excerpt from letter of opinion about easement from our lawyer -

Yes, and it is far too broad. The language needs to be tweaked to limit the scope of the agreement. The document sets forth that it grants a permanent and perpetual easement and also references permanent public access.

If the language is amended to be more restrictive and less broad, it may be acceptable because I believe that the theory, assuming the association agrees, is a good one.



Anthony M. Pagano
Heagen, Pagano & Seems, PC
325 W. Water Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Tel: (732) 286-9800
Fax: (732)286-1666
Real Estate Fax: (732) 240-5722


March 29, 2013

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF OB1 -  ALL DEBRIS HAS TO BE PUT OUT BY THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL.  Toms River WILL NOT BE PICKING UP ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES.  ONLY DEBRIS FROM SANDY 


TO ALL RESIDENTS & TENANTS OF OB1.  ON SATURDAY APRIL 27th & APRIL 28th FROM 10am TO 6PM  WE ALONG WITH OB3 WILL BE HAVING A BEACH CLEAN UP.  WE WILL MEET @ OCEAN BEACH RENTAL @ 9:45am 4/27. OB RENTAL WILL HAND OUT GLOVES & TRASH BAGS.  THEY WILL ALSO HAVE LUNCH FOR ALL THAT PARTICIPATE.  PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES, SO THAT WE HAVE A  CLEAN BEACH FOR THE SUMMER   THE TRUSTEE'S OF OB1 THANK YOU.  SEE YOU THE 27th. 


March 25, 2013
Recommended -

"TWO FEATHERS CONSTRUCTION"

WE DO BIG, SMALL, ANY JOB THAT HAS TO BE DONE

VERY REASONABLE, & VERY GOOD. CALL JIM OR BILL @ 609-933-0018


March 6, 2013
"The Benefits of our Method of Beach Management"
by Chandler Johnson

TO ALL RESIDENTS - GO TO TomsRiverTownship.com. THE TOWN WILL BE GIVING A SEMINAR ON HOUSE ELEVATION ON MARCH 23 @ 11am. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS SEMINAR

 


March 3, 2013




These 2 companies were recommended by board member John Tedesco
February 26, 2013

We will post the new heights for homes. We are attempting to do this as quickly as possible with the help of our attorney. Please be patient and we will all get through this together so we can have an enjoyable summer.
Thank You,
Board of Trustees


February 23, 2013

Emergency Meeting for all Ocean Beach Residents

Meeting will be on February 23 at 12:30pm at the Ocean Beach Fire House, located at 40 Kittywake, approximately 1/4 mile north of Ocean Beach unit 1.

We will try to answer any questions you have.

IF ANY RESIDENT FROM OB1 HAS A QUESTION RELATING TO SUPERSTORM SANDY, THIER HOUSE, THE BEACH OR OUR COMMUNITY, PLEASE EMAIL  daf820bbw@verizon.net.   WE WILL ADDRESS THESE QUESTIONS AT OUR MEETING   FEB. 23 AT 12:30 AT OCEAN BEACH FIRE HOUSE LOCATED AT KITTYWAKE & 35 NORTH.  (ABOUT 1/4 MILE NORTH OF OB1 ON THE RIGHT SIDE)


February 21, 2013

Deed of Dedication and Perpetual Storm Damage Reduction Easement


February 20, 2013
Our township website has a wealth of information on the ICC grant that is available…

Below are some links to our website with more information and the process of how the application is completed:

 
 

This should provide the information you need to get the ball rolling…
best of luck with things…

_______________________________
Brendan T. Weiner, MBA, GISP
Administrative Engineer
 
Township of Toms River
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
 
732-341-1000 Ext. 8341
732-341-0828 Fax

 


February 12, 2013
O.C.E.A.N. Inc. Has Help For Storm Victims Who Meet Income Guidelines

Many people in Ocean County don't know much about O.C.E.A.N. Inc. And Executive Director Theodore Gooding wants to change that. "We do a lot of things for folks that are free if they are income eligible," Gooding said at a recent Superstorm Sandy informational session organized by Berkeley Township officials and held at the Berkeley Township Elementary School.

Read more here


February 1, 2013

What is my Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE)?

The interactive 'What is My ABFE?' tool can assist you in determining the current and advisory flood risk of your property. To find out what information is available for your property, click here

 


January 26, 2013

Emergency Meeting for all Ocean Beach Residents

Meeting will be on February 23 at 12:30pm at the Ocean Beach Fire House, located at 40 Kittywake, approximately 1/4 mile north of Ocean Beach unit 1.

We will try to answer any questions you have.


January 22, 2013

FEMA Informational Workshop for residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy

REGISTER NOW

Toms River Township is hosting a workshop for residents to discuss their FEMA questions and concerns, Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 1 to 4 PM in the TR High School East Cafetorium.

• There will be three sessions at 1, 2 or 3 PM

• On-line Registration is recommended! Space is limited to 400 people per session, based on the fire code capacity of the room.

FEMA Representatives will be present to explain the process of rebuilding your home and address issues including the base flood elevation advisory maps, rebuilding options, Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) program, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, FEMA claim process, Small Business Administration, and other topics of interest.

Township Staff will be present to assist in answering questions, as well.

There will be an initial Panel Discussion, followed by a smaller group question and answer session by subject area, in adjacent classrooms.

Other topics/groups of interest to be announced soon.

REGISTER NOW at www.tomsrivertownship.com.

For full details, view this message on the web.

 


January 14, 2013

Meeting at Ocean County College Theater, Friday, Jan. 18,  2013
to Discuss Beach Replenishment and Dune Systems.

Toms River Township Office of Emergency Management

Beach Replenishment Presentation: The Township has arranged for a public presentation on beach replenishment from Professor Jon Miller, Ph.D., a recognized expert in the field of coastal engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Coastal Processes Specialist for the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, on Friday 1/18/2013, beginning at 6 P.M. at the Ocean County College Theater in Toms River. Dr. Miller has completed extensive research in the field of coastal engineering including research on rip currents with the NJ Sea Grant Consortium and was featured prominently during Super Storm Sandy on various news media outlets.  All members of the public are welcome, however, seating is limited.

The address for the Ocean County College is 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754 The meeting is being held at the College Theater, building number 18.

Important Notice to Homeowners Regarding
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Assistance

On Monday 1/7/12, Township representatives attended a briefing session conducted by FEMA concerning the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program.

Read more here

 


January 13, 2013

- IMPORTANT NOTICE -

There will be a moratorium on repairing our homes. You may repair your house 7 days a week until June 22, 2013. After this date you will be allowed to repair your house from 8am to 4:30pm from Monday to Saturday. No work on Sunday - if you work on Sunday you will be fined $1,000.

 


January 12, 2013

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Form

READ THIS FIRST:
Important Notice to Homeowners Regarding FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Assistance
On Monday 1/7/13, Township representatives attended a briefing session conducted by FEMA concerning the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program. The information shown below pertaining to this program is directly from the FEMA website. The Township will be submitting a Letter of Intent to Ocean County by 2/8/13, as required by FEMA advising the County, State Office of Emergency Management, and FEMA, of the Township’s intention to participate in the program. If homeowners wish to participate in the program, they are advised to complete the form on this web page and include ALL of the required information by 2/5/13. Once complete and accepted, the form will be automatically sent to the appropriate program managers and homeowners will receive a confirmatory email with contact information in it. Prior to completing the form, homeowners need to be aware of the following:

  • This is a “competitive” program and funds for the entire program will be limited to a statewide maximum amount which has not yet been determined. No criteria has been established thus far to determine funding priorities either. There is no individual maximum amount you can apply for; however, the reality is that funding will be limited for the program and it is likely that a large percentage of residents will not be able to receive funding once the funds run out statewide. In spite of that fact, we are urging all interested homeowners to apply.
  • For homeowners considering raising their homes, FEMA has advised that, in order to qualify, you would have to raise your home to the base flood elevation (BFE) shown in the FEMA “Advisory” Base Flood Elevation maps issued in December of 2013, regardless of whether those elevations ultimately change or not if the maps are revised.
  • Under the current FEMA guidelines, funds are NOT available for demolition/rebuilding of homes.
  • Under the current FEMA guidelines, property owners are NOT eligible for reimbursement for work already performed. Approval must be granted in advance of any construction.
  • Under the program guidelines, grants are limited to 75% and homeowners will be responsible for a 25% match. You are eligible to apply for funding even if you received assistance under the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program and funds received under the ICC program CAN be used as part of the required match.
  • Assistance under this program is NOT limited to your primary residence.
  • FEMA has not set a definitive timeframe for the program. All that is known thus far is that the Township must submit a Letter of Intent by February 8, 2013, to the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management and that information will, in turn, be submitted to the State Office of Emergency Management for formal submittal to FEMA. Based on what we have been told, it is likely that it will be 6 months before funds are available. The Township will update the schedule as it becomes known to us.

The following information posted on this website comes directly from the FEMA website:

What Is The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

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What Types Of Projects Can Be Funded By The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters.

Read more... [What Types Of Projects Can Be Funded By The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?]
 
Who is Eligible to Apply?

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is only available to applicants that reside within a Presidentially declared disaster area.

Read more... [Who is Eligible to Apply?]
 
How can I get more information about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?

For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer or the FEMA Regional Office in your area.

 
How much money is available in the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?

The amount of funding available for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under a particular disaster declaration is limited.

Read more... [How much money is available in the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?]
 
What Are The Minimum Project Criteria?

There are five issues you must consider when determining the eligibility of a proposed project.

Read more... [What Are The Minimum Project Criteria?]
 
How are potential projects selected and identified?

The state's administrative plan governs how projects are selected for funding. However, proposed projects must meet certain minimum criteria.

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How long will it take to get my project approved?

It is important for applicants to understand the approval process. Once eligible projects are selected by the state, they are forwarded to the FEMA Regional Office where they are reviewed to ensure compliance with federal laws and regulations.

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Why Didn't I Receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds When Some Of My Neighbors Did?

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is administered by the state, which prioritizes and selects project applications developed and submitted by local jurisdictions.

Read more... [Why Didn't I Receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds When Some Of My Neighbors Did?]
 
Will I Be Forced To Sell My Home If My Community Is Granted Funding for A Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Acquisition Project?

Acquisition projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) are voluntary and you are under no obligation to sell your home.

Read more... [Will I Be Forced To Sell My Home If My Community Is Granted Funding for A Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Acquisition Project?]
 
Will Someone Be Able To Rebuild & Make A Profit On The Property I Sell in A Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Acquisition Project?
Under the Stafford Act, any land purchased with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds must be restricted to open space, recreational, and wetlands management uses in perpetuity. Most often, a local government takes responsibility, but even if a state or federal agency takes ownership of the land, the deed restrictions still apply.

December 26, 2012


Access open to most barrier island residents on Jan. 7th

Showing a united front, the three Mayors for Brick Township, Toms River and Seaside Heights are pleased to announce their re-population plans in a joint request to Governor Chris Christie to allow resident’s access back into their homes. The North Beach area of Toms River, all of Brick Twp. and single-family homes in Seaside Heights will be included in the formal joint request to re-populate their towns on the same day, on Jan. 7, 2013. 

Click Here for more


December 24, 2012


Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency

When returning to your home after a hurricane or flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Protect yourself and your family by following these steps


December 20, 2012


Damage Caused By Super Storm Sandy / Lavallette Debris Removal

Please take notice: All debris, including sand, relating to damage caused by Super Storm Sandy must be placed at curbside by no later than January 31, 2013. The disposal of debris removed after January 31, 2013 will be at the homeowner’s expense. All debris that was removed from your property must be placed at curbside within the Borough’s right-of-way (10 feet from the curb). Debris that is currently stockpiled outside of this area can not be picked up by the Borough’s debris management provider. Once again, the debris must be placed within the right-of-way. Debris Segregation PSA

More information - lavallette.org 


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December 14, 2012


Lavallette Repopulation Plan

The Borough of Lavallette has received approval to allow the repopulation of our residents and property owners. Your ability to repopulate back into Lavallette is contingent upon the restoration of your water, sewer, electric and gas service to your property. As noted below (see lavallette.org), it is imperative that you submit the completed NJ Natural Gas “tag” to the Code Enforcement Officer. Upon submission of the tag and verification that all other utilities are provided to your property a permit will be issued that will allow you permanent access. Decals will be issued for each vehicle owned by you or someone who resides with you.
Please bring that vehicle information with you when you turn in your completed gas tag and request a repopulation decal.

The Borough of Lavallette will be open to access on Saturday, December 15, 2012, starting at 8:00 am, utilizing the Route 37 Bridge only.

More information - lavallette.org 

Toms River Barrier Island Progress Report

There are several areas of concern before Township officials can petition the Governor for permission to allow re-population of Ortley and the Northern Beaches on the Barrier Island. The “Northern Beaches” are located north of Lavallette and south of Brick Twp., such as Ocean Beach, Chadwick, Monterey, Normandy, etc.

More information - tomsrivertownship.com


December 12, 2012



ELECTRICAL INSPECTION (Toms River section of Ocean Beach 1)

Residents have to call JCPL 1-800-662-3115, & get a DR#. 
When the work is done either by yourself or an electician, you call Toms River
& give them the DR# & they come to inspect. 

It is better to be safe than sorry. Have an electrician make sure your house is safe.

Also, if any of our residents need major appliances, Lowes
will match any price,plus 10% off. Ask for store manager Don& let him know you are from Ocean Beach Unit 1 Same for Home depot. Ask for manager Tom. Both will give 18 months financing.


Toms River Barrier Island Progress Report

The barrier island in Toms River will be closed to traffic from December 8-18, 2012.

More information -
tomsrivertownship.com

Lavallette Repopulation Plan

For Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012 New Jersey Natural Gas is scheduled to reintroduce natural gas into
the Lavallette portion of their system starting Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
They will continue this work through Ortley Beach, Pelican Island and Seaside Heights
and are scheduled to be completed on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

No access into Lavallette will be permitted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012,
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Permitted access into Lavallette will resume on Friday, December 14, 2012.

More information - lavallette.org  


December 6, 2012


Legislators want shore towns that accept federal beach replenishment money to
do away with beach tags

Air Power
Hugh Mooney - Contractor
plumbing, heating & air conditioning - Can assist in testing gas line
973.882.5418

Solid Construction 
Neil

973.768.6216 

BOTH FULLY INSURED


The NJ Department of Community Affairs has issued the following guidance
for use in addressing electrical systems in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:
 
  • Panel underwater
  • Pull the meter
  • Clean and dry all breakers and bus bar
  • Reinstall breakers necessary for temporary occupancy and restoration
  • Within 90 days, all breakers and bus bar must be replaced.
  • In lieu of replacement, the bus bar may be certified by a licensed electrical contractor
  • Wiring underwater
  • If undamaged, no replacement is necessary

December 4, 2012



Anyone who did not recieve any damage to the electrical wiring or recepticals can get their own permit.
The town inspector will inspect the property after.

Toms River Vehicle Access

The barrier island in Toms River will be closed to traffic from December 8-18, 2012.

Access information -
tomsrivertownship.com

Lavallette Vehicle Access

For Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Jersey Natural Gas is scheduled to reintroduce natural gas into
the Lavallette portion of their system starting Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
They will continue this work through Ortley Beach, Pelican Island and Seaside Heights
and are scheduled to be completed on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

No access into Lavallette will be permitted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012,
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Permitted access into Lavallette will resume on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Access information - lavallette.org   


There are photos on the Gallery page.
If you have photos or video that you would like on our site,
email them to info@redoxstudio.us with a description of each.


Permits for Toms River Section of Ocean Beach unit 1

If you have been flooded and need to replace the sheetrock and insulation a
BUILDING PERMIT to HANG the sheetrock is required.  
Announced this week, the fee for this permit is being waived for the next
90 days to residents of the barrier island.  Permit paperwork can be picked up at the
very busy construction office in the Toms River Municipal Building.  
An inspection of the completed sheet rock is required.

Everyone who has been affected by the storm is required to have an electrical turn on inspection.  
This inspection is a fee of $46.00 and everyone must have this inspection prior to having your electric turned on.  
There is a form from Toms River that can be picked up at the construction office.



- When allowed back do not forget to winterize your pipes with RV or marine anti-freeze -

If you need any kind of electrical work,
Rob Ragan of Unique Electric who owns a home in OB1
and is fully insured & bonded,
(& best of all will be reasonable)
will be available to do the work. 
His phone# 973-632-1918   
Let Rob know you saw his # on our OB1 site



After calling a bunch of local plumbers and getting a high estimate of 350.00
and no low estimate below 225.00 for home winterization
B.J. Reilly Plumbing & Heating seems to be the best bet.

B.J. Reilly Plumbing & Heating LLC
N.J.State plumbing License Bonded and Insured phone #732.718.6256
Here is a unit price list for houses in our community:
1)  1 story cottage  with-out a hot water heating system  $225.00
2)  1 story cottage  with a hot water heating system        $250.00
3)  2 story house with-out a hot water heating system    $250.00
4)  2 story house with a hot water heating system $290.00
This process will include meter shut off, drain all hot and cold water piping,
drain and blow out hot water heater, blow out lines with compressor,
drain entire heating system and blow out (where needed)
and add a non freezing agent to all sanitary traps.

http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.asp

Link from the CDC how to deal with standing flood and or sewer water.


Link to have your mail forwarded to your temporary address

Very Important Tax Information about having property taxes reassessed after a Disaster.

http://realestatetaxappealsnj.com/2012/11/07/after-the-storm-property-tax-issues-after-sandy/



Other websites with hurricane information and photos -
www.TomsRiver.org
Township of Toms River
www.Lavallette.org
www.seaside-heightsnj.org
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Ocean Beach Unit 2
Ocean Beach Sales and Rentals on facebook
Jersey Shore Hurricane News on facebook
Barnegat Bay Island Recovery on facebook
Angered residents of NJ's barrier islands want to know: When can they return? - November 5 meeting in Toms River



Hurricane Sandy Photos

Ocean Beach is located on the Barnegat Peninsula along the Jersey Shore, separating the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

The bay at Ocean Beach Unit 1 is a beautiful place
to watch some of the best sunsets on the east coast.


Summer 2012 - Photos by John Tedesco