March 10, 2021
The following was addressed to Beach Haven Administrator Sherry Mason.
The Seaside Haven Taxpayers Association met on Feb. 20 and reviewed the several projects in the Maritime District permitted by the land use board and borough council. We have been supportive of assignments that inspire organization revitalization and assistance professional-business enterprise initiatives to catch the attention of commerce.
Having said that, latest developments in the Maritime District scream out for a require of higher oversight.
As you may well be conscious, in conjunction with the acceptance of the Master Prepare the BHTA board unanimously supported a motion necessitating an architectural assessment board to make certain regularity across all developments for the borough. This is completed via identification, preservation and improvement of those buildings, structures, neighborhoods, landscapes, locations and areas that have distinctive importance. This architectural overview board has been executed by the land use board.
It has been disturbing, having said that, that whilst we go to excellent lengths to guarantee the integrity of the projects accredited by the land use board, the exact oversight connected to code and regulatory enforcement is lacking write-up-implementation. BHTA has received documentation that quite a few grievances have been been given at the borough by people who strongly consider that the design at Chook & Betty’s was not what was accredited by the land use board in 2015. Stated approval was conditioned on obtaining outside company approvals getting jurisdiction around the advancement, including but not confined to the New Jersey Division of Environmental Defense. Amongst the permits involve the Coastal Location Services Evaluate Act allow and/or a waterfront growth allow.
We have been notified that the DEP workplace will be issuing a discover of violation necessitating them to submit for and receive a CAFRA allow for the task. It is incumbent on the governing system to make sure construction cease until all approvals are received. To date, the suggestion by the borough engineer to cease all design until finally the requisite approvals are granted has been ignored.
We are inspired by the long term of Seashore Haven. Notwithstanding, larger oversight and checking will better provide all taxpayers. It ought to not choose the actions of our town’s people to be certain the oversight of design.
John Hailperin, president
Seashore Haven Taxpayers Assn.