We own a home in Ortley beach (beach block for 30 yrs) In the past 2 years the Toms river Township had the nerve of raising our taxes (double). They claimed they were going to do street over and improve Ortley Beach, they have done nothing.
They knew this storm was coming. Why weren't the dunes built higher on the beaches or sand brought in to build up (they did nothing). The mayor and politics should be ashamed of themselves for doing nothing. All the tax money we give for 3 months at the beach is outrageous. I want to know where that money is going and whose pockets it in.
They Mayor should have stepped up and built the dunes up to help prevent what has happened (like other towns did). But it was ignored.
Now they think were going to "grab and go" when its safe. I have spent over 30yrs in Ortley beach and you think all I need is a few hours, what planet is the mayor living on, this is earth and we have rights. Homeowners should have the right to their home and repair if possible. The longer they wait the worse the situation. The mold in these houses is going to be uncontrollable if something isn't done soon. WE NEED TO GET IN AND GET IN NOW!!!
I think it is a plan for the politics to take over Ortley Beach and leave the homeowners with nothing. What they will condemn the beach, leave us with nothing, rebuild and make millions. The politics are corrupt in Toms River and sneaky.
It has been almost 2 weeks and we still can't get in. Its my home, my property and my life. I paid the high taxes and I want answers.
Mr. Mayor you should be ashamed for doing nothing to help prevent this from happening!!!! And you you couldn't even show your face at the meeting!!! How much tax money from ortley beach is in your pocket???