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Who's That April 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM
All - The subject matter is not about homes that merely need simple or minor repairs. It's notRead Moreabo ut homes that have a trash can blown over in the yard, or a lawn that has not been mowed in nj week, or a flower bed that has weeds. The concern is for severely overgrown, dilapidated structures and or properties of which the Twp. needs to step in and doing something. I know the problem also does not only exist in Settlers - however, if other Barnegat Townsfolk would like to speak up and mention other areas, then do so - the Twp. needs to be aware and take appropriate action. Not speaking up will never resolve the issues. Here are JUST (3) examples of structures that need resolution: 1) Barnegat Blvd. heading to Gunning River: Blue and white two story home on right. Been abandoned for years, falling apart and looks like neighbors are now using property for parking their own cars in driveway. 2) Starboard heading towards newer development: Two story cream colored home on left - upper windows all smashed out, front door boarded up, overall property in disrepair. 3) Gunning River heading towards 9: a couple of homes on right side which have busted windows, boards over some and extreme overgrowth taking over the structures. Glad the green home at corner of GR and 9 was removed - keep up with the progress. Do people drive around with blinders on? I mean, is the thought process such as "it's not my problem"? The thing is, it is YOUR problem, it is MY problem it is OUR problem as a Township. Those surrounding properties are a hindrance when it comes time to get new business, a buyer or trying to get fair market value. Abandoned or inoperable vehicles in front driveways OR on the front lawns of homes is a visible eyesore. Not vehicles that have been there for a day that need a repair, I'm referring to vehicles with no tags, expired registrations, flat tires, smashed bodies and have overgrowth taking them over. Again, vehicles that have been sitting as such for years. The Twp. CAN do something by letting Home or Property Owners know that if "X,Y,Z" is not done, then the owner faces "1,2,3" consequences, be it fines, court action or in extreme cases removal of vehicles/structures due to condemnation. The subject matter is not about the minor issues - it's about blatantly obvious issues that should be addressed, because as a whole it affects property owners in direct vicinity of those dilapidated properties AND the Township. When a home is up for sale, potential buyers canvas the area and can SEE the problematic areas - it pushes a potential buyer away from the area. Vacant or abandoned structures are a liability for the home owner AND the Township. Leaving such properties as is invites vagrants, thieves (copper/metal), mischief and other resulting damages. Again, by way of Ordinances, Code Enforcement and legal action, the Township CAN do something. Feel free to discuss more - on a civil and adult level.
B. Smith April 20, 2014 at 10:27 AM
@Who's That- I agree - I'm joint owner of a lot and these properties just decrease the sale value.
Elaine Taylor April 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM
@Susan, the only home I own is my own. I do not have rental properties. I had posted on thisRead Moretopic , but deleted it after I was cast as a slumlord and "on the take". I did however mention that as a township committeeperson, I will contact the zoning enforcer and travel around town with him to view the properties and see the violations and make sure they are taken care of. I am happy to take part in "an adult" discussion as Who's That said. If anyone does not like me politically or how I am doing my job as a committeeperson, that's fine, post away, however, I won't tolerate being lied about.
greg April 19, 2014 at 05:55 PM
It never ceases to amaze me the number of inconsiderate slobs who litter.
Mac April 19, 2014 at 06:27 PM
politicians refer to their littering as creating jobs
CPO Rob April 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Trash at the docks has been a problem for years! The township need regular trash pick up there asRead Morew ell as more trask cans for people too put the trash in them. We also need people to take pride in their town.
Irina April 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM
What's going to happen in one year when their funding runs out? Did anyone help them find JOBS!
Paul J Hulse April 20, 2014 at 03:24 AM
did you read wheee it says job tranning??? this is the soul purpose of this plan. helping oneRead Moreperson at a time....
CPO Rob April 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM
This gets me very concerned and angry. I worked for the State for 26 years at a reduced salary for Read Morethree reasons; 1) health benefits, 2) job security, 3) THE PENSION! To say it is an entitlement is wrong, it was a contractual agreement for the worker. He does not need his pension to live, I do.
very nice April 19, 2014 at 03:45 PM
ROFL. This patch is quite entertainment . So many characters such as myself and detective pixie . I Read Morelook forward to reading more each day . Whether its an overdose or some town bicker . Gotta love patch :)
Pixi April 19, 2014 at 05:48 PM
LOL and you call ME the sleuth... funny you seem to know just as much as I do now doncha
B. Smith April 19, 2014 at 06:17 PM
@Pixi - i was a frequent visitor of the dock even when Bill Mothhorst was the head dock master andRead Moret he shack was nothing but a cubbyhole. I was there when Phil engraved his initials into the newly poured concrete by the current shack (PG - check it out) I was there when Jack Ross from across the street would fish every evening and Noel the cat was by his side and a group of ladies would hold their nightly get together and Jack Chadwick's (bless his dearly departed soul) wife would lead the conversations. I was there at times to nail those old creaky boards in and crab at night with a light. I was there when someone held a knife to Phil's throat when they had an argument over whose crab it was. Phil said "it's yours"(lol). I was there when the old building was a restaurant named the "Sneak Box".I was there when Pat(forget his last name) was head dock master before Bill.
Linda Maloney April 15, 2014 at 03:47 PM
@Mac I think you should send a selfie!
Mac April 15, 2014 at 04:47 PM
it's being personally delivered by our First Family's helicopter as we speak
anonymous April 15, 2014 at 11:41 PM
I think he/she has been erased. --------anonymous
Domenico Musolino April 17, 2014 at 09:28 AM
For more information please contact me at 215-512-8193 (text is ok). Or email atRead Moremameee98@gmail.com . Located in Atlantic Hills. Thanks!
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