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Letter to the Editor: Township Should Help Residents Receiving ‘Elevation’ Letters

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A house being raised following Superstorm Sandy damage. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A house being raised following Superstorm Sandy damage. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Dan Toth, former Brick councilman and current Republican council candidate:

To the editor:

Receiving a phone call last week was a reminder that our residents are still fighting City Hall in trying to be able to move back into their homes, almost 3 years after Sandy.  Threatening letters were recently sent out to hundreds of residents, demanding that they pay tens of thousands of dollars to elevate their homes or face massive fines and the prospect of the town yanking their ability to live there.
No alternative remedies were mentioned in the letters, and simple ones do exist.  That is just plain wrong.  Don’t kick our residents when they are down.  Instead of threats, offer solutions.  At least that’s how I did it as a councilman in this town.

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Dan Toth
Former Councilman
Brick Township
2006-2013