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disgusting slime ball posted on November 7, 2017
trump may fill me with disgust, but im even more disgusted by his supporters. what a bunch of morons.
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honky tonk posted on March 3, 2017
Am I the only one that noticed a shift in clientele last summer? There was a more pronounced presence of a "tacky"element, with loud talking and cheap snack wrappers strewn about the beach. How can we expect to reclaim our tony reputation if certain groups are buying an renting homes here. Lets reduce the honky tonk feel of bay village and bring back a more elite population. Can we ban pick up trucks?
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: March 7, 2017 21:17:28

Memeorial day weekend posted on February 27, 2017
My family is coming to LBI for meorial day weekend. What can we do with kids? Is Fantasy Island an amusement park for families or an "adult" facility? Do most women wear modest bathing suits or are thongs ok?
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: May 31, 2017 13:32:06

Walking over dunes for elderly/handicapped people posted on October 1, 2015
Is there any ease of access for elderly/handicapped to walk over the recently heightened dunes at Beach Haven?
Answers: 0

noise posted on September 1, 2015
What are the early morning noise restrictions re work, trucking ...?
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: September 4, 2015 06:07:25

House raising posted on June 2, 2015
If a house is raised and gains more livable space will the homeowner be reassessed on their taxes to reflect the added space?
Answers: 2 Last Answer Submitted: June 3, 2015 18:00:20

Deck Remodeling posted on April 16, 2015
I am interested in redoing my deck with composite decking and PVC railings. Any ideas for a contractor? The house is on the south end of the Island.
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: May 3, 2015 20:47:49

Noreaster Aiming Right at Island - Blizzard of 201 posted on January 26, 2015
Folks, get ready down there. Blizzard warnings up for Ocean & Monmouth Counties!! Too bad Acme or Dollar General isn't open yet. Was Murphys crowded? Good luck my friends!
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: February 5, 2015 17:14:56

Flooding last night on Long Beach Island, NJ posted on August 13, 2014
I heard 7.25 inches were reported form the rain yesterday afternoon & evening in Manahawkin. How bad on LBI? Worse than a week ago the morning of August 2, 2014 I assume when I recorded over 3 inches of rain??
Answers: 4 Last Answer Submitted: August 26, 2014 19:50:52

Can we be forced to take down trees on property li posted on August 7, 2014
As a result of Hurricane Sandy, a new mini-mansion is going up behind our home. We get a note in our mailbox from people buying it - they would like our cooperation in having the trees removed at our property line so they can put up a fence. These are tall trees - one is a holly tree, the other is some sort of berry tree. They give privacy & I thought it was great having them there with this new house going up above us so people wouldn't see in our bedroom.

Can these people force us to take them down if they're on the property line? The berry tree might be & its branches extend onto their property quite a bit. But we believe the holly tree is on our property.

And if they can force these trees to be taken down, do we have to pay for it? That seems to add insult to injury - make us take down trees we don't want to take down & then make us pay for it.

Who can we go to for advice on this? Is there anyone at the town offices (Beach Haven) that could tell us what the rules are without retaining a lawyer. I'd just like to know what we can & can't do. But this storm really has been the gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks for your help.
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: August 8, 2014 16:52:58

What are people actually paying to raise a house? posted on April 22, 2014
We live in Beach Haven & driving along the island I see so much construction, either people raising their homes or people razing their homes & rebuilding from scratch.

Has anyone spoken with any of the house raisers regarding what they're paying to do so? I found an old thread that had some published rates for the process:

"Quoted prices for house raising were $13 to $14 per foot of height, per square foot of the 1st floor of the house. This is when the house is raised from 0 to 6 feet, it is more if it has to be raised higher. Chimney involved? It could be $5,000 more"

According to that, if a house with a 1000 sq ft foundation were to be raised the cost should be about $60,000 (I'm assuming cinder blocks, not pilings here). One of my neighbors has been quoted over $100K to raise her house.

I am astounded that so many people can afford this amount of money. We are not raising although we're under the BFE of 9 which BH requires us to use. That's just a heck of a lot of money to have to put out for the process & I don't know how so many people are affording it.

I wondered what anyone else had heard in speaking with homeowners.

Answers: 15 Last Answer Submitted: November 28, 2017 23:20:15

Did you get an additional tax assessment? posted on October 17, 2013
My next door neighbor emailed me tonight & said they got an additional assessment from the tax department in today's mail. The note in with the bill said:

"Added assessments are mostly due to work being done on your home or building a new home"

They did not do any new work, they just repaired what was damaged by the hurricane. Has anyone else received this bill or spoken with anyone else who has received one? Thanks.
Answers: 13 Last Answer Submitted: October 29, 2013 10:45:59

Engineered flood vents posted on October 14, 2013
I've had a hard time getting any information about how my home's elevation will be determined. I have a elevation certificate that says my crawl space is around 4 feet & my first floor is 7+ feet. According to what I've read, if you do not have engineered flood vents no more than one foot above ground level of your home, the flood insurance company will use the base of your crawl space as your home's elevation level. I have flood vents that are more than a foot below ground level though.

My home did not flood inside, we missed it by one inch. Our property got 33 inches of water. Still, according to what I've heard, I'm in trouble flood insurance wise if they go by the elevation level of my crawl space floor rather than my first floor elevation.

I am in Beach Haven. Although our BFE is now 8, my neighbor was told by the construction dept. that they want homes to use the 9 ft. BFE, they're not accepting the 8 ft. level.

My insurance company has no clue - I've spoken with them. And they apparently don't have a copy of my Elevation Certificate, neither does my insurance company, Selective. I am not furnishing this one to them as I fear it will only hurt us costwise.

Last flood insurance renewal was March 1st & cost $1900 for $250K on house with $5K deductible, $50K on contents with $5K deductible.

Has anyone heard of this "engineered flood vent" issue? If this would mean my home would be cheaper to insure, I'd look into having them installed although it would mean trusting someone to cut into our cinderblock foundation to create them. We do not really want to raise the house - we didn't get flooded during Sandy & I'd like to be optimistic & think a storm of this magnitude won't happen again soon.

House is our primary home but we did not get any of the funding out there for raising a house. It would all be on us & I'm not in any rush to do this if we could keep affordable flood rates by installing vents.

Sorry this is so long - this whole flood insurance situation has my head spinning since it's so difficult to get information from any source. Thanks.
Answers: 46 Last Answer Submitted: November 20, 2017 23:24:53

Elevation Certificates posted on October 9, 2013
I was told by my insurance company that I need an elevation certificate for flood insurance. Does anyone know how to obtain one and how much they cost?
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: October 10, 2013 16:10:50

OFFICIAL "BFE" numbers released!! posted on June 9, 2013
FEMA has JUST released the new official "BASE Flood Elevation"
numbers, replacing the "Advisory" numbers!! (Link inside.)
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: June 15, 2013 19:54:58

Barnegat Structure posted on June 7, 2013
Hello! Does anyone know what is being built near old barney? There is a ton of tall scaffolding with protective netting around it. It's near the cell towers. Is it another cell tower? Just curious. Thank you! :)
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: June 8, 2013 05:52:40

Easements - those who haven't signed. posted on May 31, 2013
From the LBI is OPEN facebook page:

You will find attached the list of homeowners who havenít signed the beach easement yet. If you know anyone on it or are by chance take a walk to their location, stop in and say Hi. Since most (all?) are second homeowners engage with them and give them a description of our winter experiences to shed some light on why this has to be done and done now. They need to see that others are being impacted by their decision not to sign. Every minute counts going into the Hurricane season now!
North Beach Haven To Brant Beach

Kenneth Bergstoll 214 E 14th Street No. Beach Haven
Michael D. Chillemi, Jr. Etal 218 E 17th Street No. Beach Haven
Edith Cole E 20th Street No. Beach Haven
Joan Moonan 12401 Ocean Avenue The Dunes
Lauren Mercandante 125 E. Nebraska Avenue Beach Haven Park
Aralene & Frederick Callahan 125 E. Louisiana Avenue Beach Haven Park
Virginia Tennis 122 E Alabama Avenue Beach Haven Park
John Chigounis 123 E. Muriel Avenue Beach Haven Park
Elizabeth Wichelhaus 115 E, Jerome Avenue Beach Haven Park
Robert & Robin Bianchini 124 E Ocean View Drive Peahala Park
Michael & June Logan 6607 Ocean Blvd. Brant Beach
Patrick & Nussara Decker 6605 Ocean Blvd. Brant Beach
Armando & Angela Rienzi 6507 Ocean Blvd. Brant Beach
Michael & June Logan 5713 Ocean Blvd. Brant Beach

Loveladies - North Beach
Kennedy, Lisa & Leahey, Karen 17C Long Beach Bld Loveladies
Kaplan, Leslie & Barbara 19 B Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Brooks, Eric & Donna 21 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Burkhardt, Kenneth & Joanne 25 B Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Keeler Family Living Trust 27 B Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
High Dune Partners LP 29 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
High Dune Partners LP 133 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Kowalski, Richard & Elizabeth 35 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Frankenburg, J Campisano 45 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Jebara, Ghada 47 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Roncati, Nancy 61 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Carolan, Richard & Tina 63 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Stevens, Albert 67 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Stonis Family LLC 73 A Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Goldberg 77 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Spector, Shanin & Tracy 79 E Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Jacobs, Brian & Karyn 81 E Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Eileen Minke 95 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Hekemian, Robert 97 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Stratton, Loretta & Richard 99 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Nzapt, Skye Trust 103 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Marjorie Bershad 107 F Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Golden Joel & Judith 7 Coast Ave Loveladies
Galiardo, JW & JD Trust 123 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Galiardo, Richard & Christine 125 F Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
McCormick, K c/o Protocoll 129 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Macharka, William & Carolyn 131 D Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Schoch 133 F Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies
Cuti, Eileen 12 Sea View Drive South Loveladies
Araxy Tatarian 1003D Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Alaimo, Richard 1005 Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Mainardi, Joanne J Trust 1007C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Roda, Joseph & Nast, Dianne 1017C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Widen, William 1019C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Jebara, Nahla 1027C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Raab, Mary L trust 1033B Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Schoch, Charles & Cheryl 1047C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Sivalingam, Varunan & Kim 1061C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Kaplan, Barbara 1067C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Walker, Michael & Lindsay 1105C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Miller, Peter & Lois 1129C Long Beach Blvd. North Beach
Answers: 5 Last Answer Submitted: June 5, 2013 07:43:54

Terrible House Fire Over the Weekend posted on April 22, 2013
Photos inside.
Answers: 17 Last Answer Submitted: April 25, 2013 01:41:02

Best thing on the menu posted on April 11, 2013
Is the food at Buckalews better in the tavern or the restaurant? What about their breakfast fare?
Answers: 5 Last Answer Submitted: April 13, 2013 20:45:42

What isn't opening this Summer of 2013? posted on April 2, 2013
Not to be a downer but just want some clarification. For example, I saw posted on here that Bywater which is only a block from me was closing for good and for sale signs were posted in frontwindow. This WAS true. Now, this past Saturday when I was down I saw drywall going up nd the signs dumped into the window sill of the side window. Are they just using the insurance moneyto fix it up for a sale or did she have a change of heart. It certainly looks like Newbern Realty is shut as signs are down there. And what is happening with the old Subway in Ship Bottom? Drywall also being installed there but nothing happening with the old Sweet Jenny's. We need answers Answer Man! :)
Answers: 6 Last Answer Submitted: April 15, 2013 14:43:29

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