|Mayor Kelaher announces Northern Beach residents can come home|
Mayor Kelaher formally announces that the Northern Beaches of Toms River will be open for re-population, as scheduled, on Monday, January 7, 2013.
Kelaher said, “I just spoke with the Governor’s office and I was told that he will be lifting the State of Emergency for homes in Toms River that are located in between Brick and Lavallette, such as Ocean Beach, Chadwick, Monterey, Normandy, etc.”
“We also had a meeting with the four utility companies on the barrier island, and they have assured us that all of the utilities will be ready for use on Monday,” Kelaher added.
This re-population plan was a joint effort from the three Mayors for Brick Township, Toms River and Seaside Heights in seeking a combined request to Governor Chris Christie to allow resident’s access back into their homes.
There will still be a heavy police presence and security cameras in the area.
“Our goal was to allow residents back into their homes as quickly and as safely as possible, and I’m happy to announce that we have done so for our Northern Beach residents.”