Dear Resident and/or Property Owner:
Since Superstorm Sandy made landfall on or about Monday, October 29, 2012, the Mayor and Council, and all Borough Officials, have been working diligently with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey and the Director of Emergency Management for the State of New Jersey, Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police Superintendent, to return our citizens, residents, property owners, business owners, and all who enjoy our community in the Borough of Seaside Park. As most of you are aware, we received approval for our Phase I and Phase II Plans, which permits residents and/or property owners, together with their insurance adjusters or contractors to access to their properties. Presently, access is allowed into our community from 7:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The 4:00 p.m. curfew is strictly enforced with no exceptions.
We have now received information from New Jersey Natural Gas that they intend to activate the gas lines in the Borough of Seaside Park on or about Thursday, December 13, 2012 and Friday, December 14, 2012, at which time no access to Seaside Park will be permitted. Based upon the anticipated success of New Jersey Natural Gas, we are in the process of preparing our Phase Ill Plan to be submitted to the Office of the Governor and the Director of Emergency Management of the State of New Jersey to provide for our return to the Borough of Seaside Park to occupy our homes and have our business community be able to, once again, be available to our residents and the general public.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Seaside Park advise that it is your obligation to secure your property and any structures located thereon. As our community becomes viable and open to its residents and the general public, it is imperative that you take all necessary action accordingly. The Mayor and Council have great concern for you, your family, and loved ones. It is our desire that your return to our community is met with safety and security.
Robert W. Matthies