Did Toms River Township Officials Fail To Protect Barrier Island Homeowners?

Did Toms River Township elected officials & the Director of Public Works Dept fail to properly prepare and safeguard homeowners prior to the storm?Toms River

The picture was taken the day before the storn. It's apparent that Toms River Public Works workes did not adequetly re-enforce the dunes. Could the damange and destruction have been minimized if the dunes were properly built up before the storm? Look at the cottages in South Seaside Park. Those homes virtually sit on the ground and none (even the ocean from homes) had any damage!


I think the Toms River Mayor, Councilwoman for Ward 1 ( Barrier Island), the entire Council & the Public Works Director MUST answer the  folloing questions:


The date & time dune re-enforcement work start?

The date & time dune re-enforcement ended?

How many workers were involved in the dune work each day?

How many & types of heavy equiptment that was utilized each day?

How high & wide were the dunes re-enforced?

Were there areas not reenforced? ( Harding? Fielder?)

Was any work done on Saturday & Sunday 10/27 & 10/28

Are there official records and pictures documenting the extent of the dune re-enforcement?

Everyone should be asking our elected officials and Mr Ameruso these questions at the scheduled Township Council meeting on Tuesday 11/27/12 6:00 PM at 33 Washington St ( 2nd Fl)


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Mark December 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Does anyone have any pictures of the Ortley Beach ocean front area prior to the Ocean Terrace roadway ? Were there homes on what became Ocean Terrace? If so were the homes seized under eminent domain? There are some rumors going around that Ocean Terrace will not be rebuilt and the new dues will extent onto what was Ocean Terrace. This has to obviously be a federal ( Army Corps of Engineers) project since I have ZERO confidence in our local government!
Rod tozour December 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Careless fills. The crook ritacco lived on 11th ave in seaside park.
Rod tozour December 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Mark, I have pictures of ortley with sand dunes. There were small houses on the beach to the left of the surf club of which a unique gentleman mike howes built and owned. he also built the golden gull which made it through the super storm. There were dead end roads and just one street light on fort ave. you can ask locals like Bucky and Harry, paddle foot, Phil or cliff, Roy or bill who both lost there house. Rod
Mark December 12, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Rod, I would really love to see those pictures. Is there anyway you could post them on this blog or possibly e-mailing me copies? i would really appreciate it. Thanks
charlotte December 12, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Build it. If you can keep the Ocean from breaching the dunes - you would not have had the catastrophic flooding in the back bays.


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