Atlantic Shores Wind Farm – Will it Impact Tourism, Rental & Property Values?

You may have seen recent news coverage about a proposal by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (a 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US LLC) to build a wind farm off our coast.  Some LBIslanders have expressed concern over the proximity to shore and visibility from the beach.  Surveys conducted by the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina indicate the proximity to shore and hence the visibility of the turbines can have a negative impact on visitors’ desire to visit and rent in coastal communities. The developer is expected to file a Construction and Operations Plan with the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) next month.  BOEM has the ability to hold off its review of the wind farm plan until after it conducts an ‘early scoping process’ which would allow for public input prior to plan review.

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Long Beach Township Emergency Order Regarding Juvenile Curfew

Long Beach Township has recently enacted a curfew for all persons 17 and under.  Effective June 23, 2020, all persons 17 and under shall not be permitted outside upon a public street, avenue, boulevard, place, walkway, alley, park, or any public area or unimproved private property located in the Township after 9:00 p.m. and until 5:00 a.m.  unless they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  You can see the entire text of the Order at the township’s website.

Quick – Find your Disaster Re-Entry Placard!

Today,  (4/6/2020), Long Beach Township adopted an emergency Order closing access to and use of all LBT beaches, unless you are a resident or property owner but you must have your DISASTER RE-ENTRY PLACARD with you if you are on the beach.  The paragraph below is clipped directly from the LBT website.

“Effective immediately, the Township of Long Beach (“Township”) has closed access and the use of all Township beaches to all persons, except property owners and residents who were issued and are in possession of “disaster re-entry” passes/placards (“Placard” or “Placards”).  The Placards were issued following Superstorm Sandy and were recently reissued by the Township.  Persons issued the Placards may access the beach area of the Township designated on the Placards and may do so to walk and jog, but shall not engage in any other activities on the beach.  Two (2) adults, their minor children, and leashed dogs may use the Placard at any one time.  All Placards shall be prominently displayed and shall be held up and shown to any Township police and Township personnel in the vicinity.  For further details regarding the Emergency Order, a copy of the Order is posted on the Township website.”

Water Meter Installation Deadline Extended

At today’s LBT municipal meeting (4/6/2020), Commissioner Bayard reported that the deadline for installing water meters has been extend from July 1st to October 1st. The changes to the guidelines for purchasing water meters that we reported to you on April1st remain in effect.
Stay safe.  Stay healthy.
NBTA Trustees