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.
May 10, 2015
To all residents of OB1:
Our Vice President Tom Pospisil has negotiated with Rutherford Ho A to have parking for our residents. If you are interested, follow the directions below.
Pres. Bob Blair
The Rutherford Home Owners Association will, once again, rent parking spots in their parking lot for the 2015 Summer Season. I have attached the 2015 form for those interested in renting spot(s) in their parking lot. If interested, please print, execute the form and mail it back with the payment to: RHOA, P.O. Box 183, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact
Tina Messina (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(This document is also on the Club Documents page)
May 4, 2015
As part of the main replacement project, the contractor will be working in the intersection of West Surf Way and Route 35 North in Ocean Beach 1, Toms River Township. The surrounding customers will be affected, and customers on West Surf Way (between Route 35 North and the end of the street) will temporarily be without water at times from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Customers in the area were notified by our inspector with doorhangers. Work will begin Tuesday 5/5/2015 at 8:00 AM and continue until approx 3:00 PM. Customers in the area may experience low pressure, no water, discolored and or cloudy water during hours work is taking place. Customers should run cold water faucets until the water runs clear. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Ryan M. Ural, P.E.
New Jersey American Water
April 3, 2015
In our last meeting, I agreed to contact Toms River Housing and Property to determine if any action could be taken regarding homes that were damaged by Sandy, but had not yet been remediated thru reconstruction or demolition.
They informed me that all houses that were structurally damaged had been addressed under Phase II of the clean up process, where the town demo all houses determined to be structurally unsafe as a result of Sandy.
They also informed me that all houses/properties must be properly maintained, i.e., no high grass, no garbage in the yard, no hanging gutters, broken windows, etc.. If a house is not properly maintained, anyone can call the Housing and Property Department, 732 341 1000 x 8440 and report the property. They will send an inspector to the property within a couple of days to assess the situation and take action.
If a house has been gutted, but not fixed,, as long as the outside property is maintained, there is nothing we can do.
If you have any concerns about a particular property, let me know, and I will look into it, and if necessary contact the town.
February 27, 2015
The FEMA Workshop on Wednesday held over in Toms River, was meant to be for indiviual homeowners and their questions. But in conversation with the FEMA representative that I talked to and the Insurance representative I talked to, here is a summary of what I learned.
The most current maps are available on www.Region2Coastal.com/sandy/table. These maps are currently scheduled to be adopted in the summer of 2016. At that time then insurance carriers can then use those maps for flood insurance rates. In OBI, where some homes were originally in VE 10 zone and they are now not in a flood zone, until the maps are adopted the residentsy can not take advantage of the reduced insurance premiums.
Will the Beach Replenishment scheduled to be done by the Army Core of Engineers change the current maps? The consistent response I got was that FEMA would look at the information provided by the ACE when completed, and determine whether there should be any adjustments in the maps. The FEMA representative I talked too, felt there would not be any adjustments to the bayside flood zones as a result of the ACE work.
I have attached the FEMA map for OBI, the ocean front houses are in VE 16 zone, meaning that they would have to be elevated at least 16 feet above sea level, and be constructed to withstand wave action. The house behind them, generally 4--5 house down each street are not in a flood zone. Below them to down Bay Beach Way, the zone is AE 7. The last four houses on each side of Bay Beach Way are in AE8 zone.
The other document is just information on flood risks and insurance options. The bottom of the page talks about the 90 day appeal period that is now available to homeowners, i.e., if a homeowner feels they are in a zone that they should not be they can appeal, to FEMA. The current deadline for appeals is June 30th.