This Week On LBI
A message from Sand Dollar is on our homepage, but many of you just come directly to this page, so I have posted it below as well:
Hello from the Beach!
March 21, 2020
As the saying goes, ‘I have seen a thing or two’. After 35 years of owning Sand Dollar Real Estate I have experienced many ups & downs in our local real estate market – from financial breakdowns to destructive hurricanes. Each time, LBI weathered the times and came bouncing back. Today we are dealing with something most of us are having a hard time fathoming. The uncertainties are overwhelming. What we do know is we need to isolate ourselves if we want to avoid contracting and spreading the coronavirus.
To that end, Sand Dollar has closed its doors, but not our business. We are here for you; all phone lines are on call forwarding and we are all working from home. So, if you need us, just call us. Our health is our most precious commodity and we must do everything we can to make sure we stay healthy.
This thought hit home with me just this week. I had not been feeling well for quite some time and found out that I had an obstruction in my bowel. Surgery was needed, and needed now, since it was only a question of when the obstruction would close and I would need emergency surgery and the hospital could be loaded with coronavirus cases. So, I was rushed in and rushed out.
Let me tell you with our local hospital on lockdown this was a very interesting experience. I was able to witness the entire SOMC hospital team, working with reduced staff (winter staffing needs), begin their preparation for the anticipated large caseloads of coronavirus patients and take care of patients like me. They are doing an amazing job; you see the strain on their faces, but also the smile for you. Imagine being on the front line and your job in a few days or weeks will be touching and healing coronavirus patients. We need to support them and make their jobs easier.
If we do not abide by the ‘stay at home orders’ and spread more cases of the virus; all the hospitals will be overwhelmed and patients like me, and maybe your love ones, will not be able to receive the care they need.
I do not make light about what we are about to experience, yet I am so thankful that I am home and healthy and know that l will have the opportunity to once again be out and about. This is a temporary situation and it can give us time to work on that ‘to do’ list, spend quality time with our family and take a few deep breaths to just enjoy life at a slower pace for a short while.
It will take all of us to conquer this virus, so our part is to stay home and stay healthy. This is the most important contribution you can make and the quickest way to get our lives back on track.
Stay Home, Stay Healthy,
Our Goal: to supply you with the best market data available so you can make the right decisions about purchasing on LBI; and to assist you in all phases of the home purchase process so you are assured that you not only have found Your Perfect Beach Home on Long Beach Island you arrived there in the most professional manner.
Below, find out each week what’s been ‘Newly Listed‘, what just went ‘Under Contract‘ and what has ‘Just Closed‘. Want to know local headline news or maybe check out the local weather to see if we are having another wonderful beach day.
(Of course, any day at the beach is a wonderful day.)
(from the Bright Multiple Listing Service)
This Update is for the single family and condo market. If you would like update information for multi family, land or commercial, either email us with your desired parameters or use our Early Buyer’s Alert program.
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Week of: 3/19/20 -3/26/20
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All information from our local MLS, deemed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
Mapping and Analysis – Determine your current and future Base Flood Elevation and what it means to you.
Flood Update – Recent FEMA reforms.
Beach Replenishment: (link – Army Corp of Engineer’s page on LBI beach replenishment) The project is completed for this cycle. Please check the web site for more info.
Causeway Bridge Project: (link – DOT NJ) The Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project involves the construction of a new structure parallel to, and south, of the existing Manahawkin Bay Bridge; rehabilitation of the existing Manahawkin Bay Bridge; and the rehabilitation of three trestle bridges over Hilliards Thorofare, East Thorofare, and West Thorofare. Other planned improvements include:
- A six-foot sidewalk on the westbound (north) side of Route 72, with connections to communities and points of interest on the south side of the roadway;
- Bicycle accommodations, including wider outside shoulders on the twin Manahawkin Bay Bridges and six-foot bike lanes on the trestle bridges;
- Improvements to the intersection of Route 72 and Marsha Drive in Stafford Township to alleviate seasonal traffic delays; and
- Intersection improvements in Ship Bottom, designed to improve traffic flow for both north/south traffic on Long Beach Island and along 8th and 9th Streets, and drainage improvements to improve access during heavy rainfalls and high tides.
Cedar Bonnet Project – a plan to “restore and enhance” 45 acres located within the southeastern portion of Cedar Bonnet Island, which are part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES (from The Atlantic City Press, The Asbury Park Park Press, The Sandpaper)
Site Expected to Swab Up to 180 County Residents a Day
The planned COVID-19 testing site at Ocean County College has an expected capacity for testing 180 preregistered and otherwise qualified county residents a day. “We will be adhering to the strict requirements for getting a test at this site,” Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy said. “If you haven’t registered and don’t have a doctor’s prescription, we cannot provide you with a […]
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has suspended cash collections at all toll locations on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. All tolls will be collected electronically. “If you have an E-ZPass tag in your vehicle, the process will not change,” the NJTA explained. “The equipment in the lane will […]
The Beach Haven Borough Council will conduct meetings through a remote Zoom hookup, a practice becoming common in municipalities due to COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of using the council chambers, officials will conduct proceedings from their own homes to follow the mandate of social distancing. Borough Manager Sherry Mason said residents can go to the borough’s website (beachhaven-nj.gov) to click on the […]
Gov. Phil Murphy’s recommendation that non-primary residents stay away from the Jersey Shore during the COVID-19 pandemic comes a little too late for some, including members of volunteer emergency response organizations at the forefront of the local outbreak. “They are already here. That action should have been taken earlier,” Deborah Whitcraft, a longtime member of the Beach Haven First Aid […]
Long Beach Island has been proclaimed a local disaster area/emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic as officials prepare for the peak period of the novel coronavirus, expected to come in the next few weeks. Mayors Kirk Larson, Barnegat Light; Nancy Taggart Davis, Beach Haven; Jonathan Oldham, Harvey Cedars; Joseph Mancini, Long Beach Township; and William Huelsenbeck, Ship Bottom, issued
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases across New Jersey, two items are in short supply: N-95 surgical masks and, in some communities, qualified personnel to man the volunteer emergency response organizations on the front lines. While the two things may appear unrelated, the truth is they’re very much dependent on each other. “We’re extremely short on masks,” said Jay […]
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