Hello family & friends-
Hurricane Sandy has left much chaos in her wake. Please contact me anytime if i can assist you and your family in any way possible.
Listed below is the most up-to-date information from official federal, state, county and municipal sources:
THE ONLY OFFICIAL SOURCE OF UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING RE-ENTRY TO LBI IS THE LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP WEBPAGE:
To get the official communications via the Nixle system, please text the zip code you want information about to 888777
Contact me if you know anyone that has or needs a LBI winter rental with all electric utilities. I will be matching up landlords with tenants.
Property Tax Issues After Sandy
As you dig out from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the last thing on your mind may be next year’s property taxes. But unless a property owner notifies the assessor before January 10, 2013 that his or her property has been damaged, destroyed or “materially depreciated” by the storm, next year’s taxes could be based upon the pre-Hurricane Sandy condition of the property rather than its present damaged or destroyed value.
New Jersey property taxes are based upon the property’s value on October 1 preceding the tax year. For 2013, the value is determined as of October 1, 2012. There is an important exception to this general rule: when there is material depreciation after October 1 but before January 1 and the assessor receives notice of this depreciation before January 10, the assessor must value the property as of January 1, 2013. If your property has lost significant value between October 1 and January 1, the different valuation date is critical.
If the property owner fails to notify the assessor of the damage or material depreciation, then the assessor is not obligated to consider it when assessing the property for next year. Case law makes it clear that the notice must be given to the assessor, and that the awareness of the damage or depreciation by other municipal officials does not satisfy the statute’s requirement.
Property owners whose properties have been materially damaged by Hurricane Sandy should take advantage of this limited exception to the October 1 valuation requirement. If they do not formally notify the assessor before January 10, however, this tax break will be gone with the wind.
FEMA has posted new flood advisory guidelines.
The Long Beach Island Joint Emergency Operations Center would like to advise resident homeowners that they are allowing New Jersey State Licensed Plumbers and Electricians, and registered builders and home caretaking companies to come on the island to secure homes (shut off utilities and winterize homes).
All plumbers, electricians and home caretaking companies should have documentation (work order or other proof of work) that allows them to be on property. Homeowners should contact their respective contractors and make sure they have proper documentation. All plumbers, electricians and home caretaking companies that will be working within the Joint Emergency Operation Towns (Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, Harvey Cedars, and Barnegat Light) are to report to the Long Beach Township Municipal Complex where they will be registered and issued a contractors pass.
Ernie Histing 856-207-8010
Michael Brown 609-978-8088
Kevin Cheeseman 609-698-6160
Lou Garabo 609-492-8681
Jeff Cranmer 609-492-3661
William Coffin 609-294-1990
Dan Norcross 609-234-1438
Lou's Electric 609-978-6530
Steve's Electric 609-294-2337
General Contractors/Home Builder & Remodeling:
Atlantic Construction 609-868-7781
Miller Homes 609-296-0052
Karl Kovacs 609-276-8367
John Ott 267-346-6345
Paula Doyle 609-680-4848
Photographer for Insurance Claims:
Stephanie Butchin 609-792-3744
Custom Modular Homes:
Kenneth Nilson 609-848-9095
LBI post-storm google view bitly.com/SEyu7Z
FEMA Accepting Disaster Relief Applications: www.DisasterAssistance.gov
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications from residents and business owners who sustained losses in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.
*If you wish to apply by phone rather than the Internet, please dial 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362).
The Red Cross: app.redcross.org/nss-app
*If you wish to call, please dial 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-27677)
New Jersey Office of Attorney General’s temporary hotlines activated due to power outages:www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases12/pr20121030a.html
New Jersey power company information:
- AC Electric: (1-800-833-7476), www.AtlanticCityElectric.com/home/emergency, and @ACElecConnect on Twitter
- JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or (1-800-545-7738), www.JCP-L.com, and @JCP_L on Twitter
- PSE&G: (1-800-436-7734), www.PSEG.com/outagecenter, and @PSEGdelivers on Twitter
- Rockland Electric Company: (1-877-434-4100), www.ORU.com, and @ORUConnect on Twitter
- Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative: (1-877-504-6463), www.SussexREC.com/outages.asp
- Vineland Municipal Utilities: (1-856-794-4280), www.VinelandCity.org/Electric/VMEUsite