Mark your calendar!
24th Annual OCMA Scholarship Golf Outing
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Bey Lea Golf Course, Toms River, N.J.
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brochure with all you need to know.
This event is how we fund the OCMA's scholarship program.
Reason enough to sign up. But it's a good time, too. C'mon and join us!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Our guest was:
Bob Martin, Commissioner
Department of Environmental Protection
Commissioner Bob Martin visited
the mayors again, this time at Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis
Ocean County Golf Course in Little Egg Harbor. Bob criticized the
profusion of regulations the agency is charged with enforcing. "What
we have is rules on top of rules," he said, "and some are in
conflict." For that reason, he said, the DEP would be introducing
new rules over the next 12 to 19 months.
The commissioner said that 3,700
beachfront homeowners have agreed to easements for the protective
beach dune program that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, but that 300
are holding out to protect their ocean views. Meanwhile, beach
replenishment is underway with the largest such project in New
Jersey history beginning now on Long Beach Island. Bob made two
requests of the mayors. The first was to submit the municipal access
plans that outline each town's public access policy. The second was
to support the DEP's controversial $3 fee for swimmers who access
Island Beach State Park by boat from Barnegat Bay's Tices Shoal. The
money helps pay for lifeguards. "This is not a cash grab," he said.