Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

November 20, 2012- 8:30pm

Thanks to everyone for an orderly day back in town.  There were no real disasters and people were being good neighbors all around. For those of you who hire moving companies to take your things out, please make sure that they only use small vans to cart things out– large moving trucks do not work!)  Also, please do your best to keep off the roads, especially 35.

A couple of reminders before we check out for the Thanksgiving Holidays:

– For those of you who have yet to pick up your passes, please pick them up from our local police.  Depending on where you live, they will be available in the the North (at the Barnegat/Clayton checkpoint) and in the South (at the base of the bridge).  Please note, 2 passes will be given out to whomever picks them up– we will not split them.  So, if your contractor picks them up, you will need to arrange to get your passes directly from your contractor;

– We will be taking off on Thursday and Friday– NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN;

– Access will resume on Saturday and Sunday;

– For those of you that need a break from remediation, we have ordered Port-a-Johns for your use.  They will be stationed at the Mantoloking Yacht Club for those in the South and near the mobile police unit on Bergen Ave for those in the North.  These units are for personal use only– if you are going to embark on serious reconstruction, you will need to order your own for your home.  We hope to have them on site sometime this week– as you can imagine, Port-a-Johns are in high demand;

– Debris removal will also start tomorrow.  The company we contracted with will take away construction and flood damaged debris.  If you can, please drag it to the curb.  Please DO NOT put household garbage in the debris pile (See below for that procedure);

– If you can believe it, household garbage and recycling will start tomorrow as well.  Please separate your household garbage/recycling from construction debris and bring it to the curb.  For obvious reasons, Phil will not be venturing beyond your curb to collect your garbage;

Finally, despite the utter devastation that we have endured, we should all be thankful for what we do have.  Please give your family an extra hug this Thanksgiving.

We will be taking some time off, but will send updates if needed.  Happy Turkey Day everyone!