Skip to comments.N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy
Posted on 12/12/2012 11:25:38 AM PST by TheoriaEdited on 12/12/2012 11:27:41 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.
Dillingham is the executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group. Before the storm, he says, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent years building up the beaches by pumping sand onto them.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
Looking at the linked pic, it looks like the new dune line needs to be back several hundred yards behind the house sitting on the water.
And, either pay for it out of the local’s pockets and charge the fees, or take state and fed money and provide free access to the beach.
Here in Upstate NY....we dredge it out in the Lake Ontario/Genesee River channel.
(1) Dune maintenance
(3) Keeping the riff-raff out
I'm happy to pay the fees.
The argument about "subsidizing rich people's homes" is silly.
No matter what you do, Mother Nature has a way of doing it her way!!!!!!!!!!
Used to work at NU Evanston Illinois on the lake front. On nice days a run and swim at lunch. Swimming from the rocks, no sand no beach.
On occasion some would express extreme displeasure. I would just continue on my run, a bit quicker.
Zero fees for zero service.
***(3) Keeping the riff-raff out****
WELL! I know when I’M not wanted! You can just keep your silly old beach! Besides, it’s probably got sand fleas!
Personally, I’d like to see all the home sites that were destroyed by Sandy seized under imminent domain and return to open space so that all the rest of us don’t have to keep paying for rich a-holes to rebuild homes that never should have been allowed to be built that close to the water in the first place.
“Personally, Id like to see all the home sites that were destroyed by Sandy seized under imminent domain and return to open space so that all the rest of us dont have to keep paying for rich a-holes to rebuild homes that never should have been allowed to be built that close to the water in the first place.”
Those “rich a-holes” paid large sums of money for those homes. Are you willing to pay them for the land values as of their last tax assessment for the value of their land?
If not why not?
They should be paid just as “fairly” as anyone who had their property seized to build a football stadium or a mall (like in the Kelo decision.
IOW, they’d get screwed just like everyone else.