Electric Meters To Be Pulled From Barrier Island Homes
Toms River officials want to exercise caution
Jersey Central Power and Light will be pulling all electric meters that connect homes on the barrier island, including the Ortley Beach areas.
The work is being done because salt water has compromised the electrical system on the barrier island, according to Toms River's website.
This electrical work is being done with caution based on the inspections that were conducted on the barrier island.
Toms River officials say they realize some property owners may believe their electrical service has not been compromised. However, they say, that cannot be verified without a thorough inspection from a licensed electrician.
Toward that end, property owners and/or their electrician will need to apply for an electrical permit that will cover all township inspections and review required under the Uniform Construction Code.
Based on the large number of applications, the township will be supplementing the staff to review and process these permit applications, according to the website.