We are ready to REPOPULATE. A big day for some and a bittersweet day for those of us that have lost home or have significantly damaged houses.
Governor Christie sent us a very nice letter concerning repopulation. Please see Governor Christie’s letter here: Christie Letter
IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR REPOPULATION, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR UTILITIES HAVE BEEN RESTORED WITH THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR PERMITS AND THAT THOSE DOCUMENTS ARE ON FILE WITH THE BOROUGH.
You may need the following documents in order to comply with the above requirements. The sample letters are provided solely as an example of what your contractor must prepare.
In order to make the repopulation as quick as possible, here is the plan:
- Unfortunately, you will not be able to just show up and unpack. We need to know who is planning on moving back in so we can make sure that you are safe and secure. To do that you will need to fill out the following form: Repopulation Agreement(Revised 4/25/13)
- Please hand in the repopulation agreement at Borough Hall. It can also be emailed to the Construction Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Borough Clerk and Construction Department will review the document as soon as possible and notify you (via email and/or phone) that you should come in and pick it up.
- When picking up the reviewed and signed repopulation agreement, you will also be issued parking tags that fit behind your rearview mirror. They should be visible if you are planning on leaving your car outside your residence. The police will be checking for the tags so that we can quickly identify vehicles that should not be there.
- Please abide by the rules of the repopulation agreement and remain vigilant. If anything looks out of place or if you see something suspicious, please contact the Mantoloking Police at: 732-295-1401 –8AM to 3PM, Monday through Friday or 732-295-1465 – Answered by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, 24 hours a day
- As repopulation of Mantoloking begins, please be aware that all homes previously posted or red tagged are considered UNSAFE until adequate corrective measures are taken. Each home with any amount of structural damage or safety concerns will be issued a “Notice of Unsafe Structure” or “Notice of Unsafe condition”. This is to advise the owner of the need to make repairs, even if minor in nature. All residents and visitors should use extreme caution around these and all structures and debris to avoid injury.
Unsafe Structures must follow requirements to have permits and inspections to verify corrective measures, and may require a NJ Design Professional evaluation to determine mitigation measures. There may be some homes considered Not Habitable as they are potentially unsafe for occupancy. These concerns will be noted on the Unsafe Structure Notice when issued.