SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of New Jersey Affected by Severe Winter Snow Storm
New Jersey businesses and residents affected by the severe winter snow storm on Jan. 22-24 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Businesses and Individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster . Click here for more information.
Housing Recovery Center Consolidation
Effective May 1st 2016 the DCA shall consolidate Housing Recovery Centers to two locations:
2 Gateway, 9th Floor 3 Paragon Way, Suite 150
Newark, NJ Freehold, NJ
Each Center will be open Monday – Friday from 9am to 6pm.
The consolidation will allow the DCA to focus more of its recovery resources on construction and project completion, which are the predominant needs of homeowners in the RREM Program and LMI Program, and rental property owners in the LRRP Program.
The DCA Sandy Constituent Services Office can be reached at 609-292-3750 or 609-633-1328, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Regulation Program and Coastal Enforcement Office
In response to the recent storm and other future significant weather events, properties owners are allowed to remove wind-blown sand from pre-existing improved portions of their property that have been impacted but these events.
When doing so, they must make the best effort to do this by removing this sand by hand or with smaller machinery to minimize impacts to the dune.
In addition, they shall not grade or excavate sand from any established dune, whether it is engineered (ie, Corps dune) or naturally existing. The sand that is removed from the pre-existing improved portions of the property shall be re-located back on the beach or dune on the seaward (or east) side. However, if this cannot be accomplished, relocating the sand on the crest and/or the landward (west) side is permissible – as long as the dune is not graded and excavated in the process.
Every effort shall be made to re-establish any vegetation that is damaged in the process of relocating this sand.
Appropriate species, depending on the side of the dune, include:
American Beachgrass (Ammophila breviligulata), Coastal Panicgrass (Panicum amarulum), Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica), Beach Plum (Prunus maritima), Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens), Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus), Bitter Panicgrass (Panicum amarum), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasiculata), Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Groundsel tree (Baccharis halimifolia), and Saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens).
Clothing Recycling Bins Now Available
The Long Beach Township Police Department is proud to announce the placement of five clothing and textile recycling bins. Profits from the bins will benefit the Community Policing Department and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resistance Education programs of the Police Department.
Support Needed: Increase NJ’s Shore Protection Fund
The present $25 million/year Shore Protection Fund is critically underfunded and insufficient to meet anticipated costs of New Jersey's coastal restoration projects. An increase to $50 million in the Fund is needed NOW to protect New Jersey's coastal infrastructure and the $19 billion shore tourism economy. Urge your legislators to support Assembly bill A4215 and Senate bill S2775. Sign the petition