Friday, January 16, 2015

SIA Newsletter 1/16/15

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
This Monday we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since it is a Township Holiday, there will be no trash or recycling collected.
 Trash will be collected on Tuesday, January 20. Please hold your recycling until January 26.
Reminder – please don’t put your Christmas tree on the dunes or beach.  Place them curbside and Public Works will collect them all during the month of January.
Dumping vegetative waste on the dunes has a detrimental effect to the natural dune system.  In a sandy dune system, decomposing vegetative material prevents beach grass and other dune vegetation from growing properly.  It is also prohibited under Township Ordinance and is considered littering (Sec 24-4.1b) and is punishable for a fine of $500-$1000.
The beach replenishment project will begin in April at the Point!

On Jan. 6, officials from the Army Corps, the DEP, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Upper Township met at Corson’s Inlet and agreed to permit construction there this spring.
Read about it in the Gazette here.


The Ocean Drive Bridge over Townsend’s Inlet has closed and will remain closed until April 30th, 2015.
Note also that Sea Isle Boulevard has a reduced speed limit of 40 mph (and “cattle chutes”) because of the project to raise the roadway by some four feet.
This project is expected to take up to six years, because of the need to let the fill settle into the marshes.

On the other hand, the new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor is expected to complete by the middle of next year.
That Gazette story is here.
Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

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