Christie in Keansburg Monday Morning

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to be in Keansburg on Monday morning, 10:30am, to make an announcement and give updates on the Homeowners’ Elevation Program.

The event is scheduled to take place at a private residence at 57 Beaconlight Ave.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Keansburg, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Christie in Keansburg Monday Morning”

  1. harry said at 5:25 am on July 7th, 2014:

    Maybe someone could ask him why keansburg building inspector will not allow owners of nonconforming lots and nonconforming uses (specifically multifamily structures in single family zones) not to be rebuilt as allowed by the Automatic Variance law he passed last june ?

  2. harry said at 5:56 am on July 7th, 2014:

    AN ACT concerning certain flood elevation standards and development regulations and

    supplementing P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.).

     

    BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

    C.58:16A-103 Definitions relative to certain flood elevation standards.

    1. a. As used in this section:

    “Existing structure” means any structure that existed on October 28, 2012.

    “Highest applicable flood elevation standard” means the new FEMA base flood elevation

    plus an additional three feet, or any applicable flood elevation standard required pursuant to

    N.J.A.C. 7:13-1.1 et seq. and adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection

    pursuant to the “Flood Hazard Area Control Act,” P.L.1962, c.19 (C.58:16A-50 et seq.),

    whichever is higher.

    “New and appropriate elevation” means any elevation to which a structure is raised, or is

    to be raised, that is equal to or higher than the applicable new FEMA base flood elevation,

    provided, however, in no case shall the new and appropriate elevation exceed the highest

    applicable flood elevation standard.

    “New FEMA base flood elevation” means any base flood elevation proposed or adopted

    after October 28, 2012, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    “Original dimensions” means the exact vertical and horizontal dimensions of a structure

    as it existed on October 28, 2012.

    “Sandy-damaged structure” means any structure that existed on October 28, 2012 and was

    damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

    b. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, except as otherwise

    provided pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person shall be exempt from any

    development regulation, including any requirement to apply for a variance therefrom, that

    otherwise would be violated as a result of raising an existing structure to a new and

    appropriate elevation, or constructing a staircase or other attendant structure necessitated by

    such raising, provided, however, this exemption shall apply only to the minimum extent or

    degree necessary to allow the structure to meet the new and appropriate elevation with

    adequate means of ingress and egress.

    (2) The exemption established pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not be

    available to a person who has altered the original dimensions of a structure if, had the

    alteration not been made, the structure could have been raised to meet the new and

    appropriate elevation either without the exemption or with an exemption of lesser degree

    than is needed with the alteration.

    c. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, except as otherwise

    provided pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person shall be exempt from any

    development regulation, including any requirement to apply for a variance therefrom, that

    otherwise would be violated as a result of using a new and appropriate elevation when

    lawfully repairing or reconstructing a Sandy-damaged structure, or constructing a staircase or

    other attendant structure necessitated by use of the new and appropriate elevation, provided,

    however, this exemption shall apply only to the minimum extent or degree necessary to allow

    the Sandy-damaged structure to meet the new and appropriate elevation with adequate means

    of ingress and egress.

     

    (2) The exemption established pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not be

    available to a person whose repair or reconstruction plan would alter the original dimensions

    of a structure when, if not for the alteration, the structure could otherwise be raised to meet

    P.L.2013, CHAPTER 107

    2.  the new and appropriate elevation either without the exemption or with an exemption of

    lesser degree than is needed with the alteration.

     

    2. This act shall take effect immediately.

    Approved August 7, 2013.

  3. Keansburg said at 10:59 am on July 7th, 2014:

    The best thing for Keansburg would be to put a for sale sign on the whole township and allow some investors to easily buy and consolidate hundreds of dilapidated lots, level the existing summer bungalows that were turned into year-round homes and build a whole new town based on modern building codes and larger parcels of land to decrease population density.

    Keansburg could be a nice Jersey Shore/beach front community but, instead, overcrowding and the remnants of decades of lax building regulations are all that exists and poverty, crime and an underwhelming education system is all that persists in the environment man has created in Keansburg.

    Those “temporary” trailers full of rodents, insects and mold out in front of the high school are the perfect metaphor for Keansburg: poor planning leading to poor results. A complete makeover is the only reasonable solution to the town’s long list of problems.

    Keansburg once had a ferry to NYC, now that service is provided out of Highlands and Atlantic Highlands, but again, a small investment in Keansburg could have brought back the “glory days” of the town where NYC tourists would pay to take a ferry into town, spend the day spending money at the Jersey Shore/Keansburg Amusement Park (and now water park); but again, poor planning in a pier design and poor planning for the “boardwalk” lead to nothing positive.

    Related blast from the past, corruption reigns in Keansburg:
    http://www.policeone.com/news/93899-N-J-Police-Chief-Back-at-HQ-After-Battling-Disciplinary-Charges-For-2-5-Years/
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/26/nyregion/in-keansburg-bitter-political-fight-worsens.html

    And this as a reminder that money that should have been spent on a new school, or some improvement to those trailers at least, was going into pockets instead:
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/keansburg_schools_superintende.html