No Retreat From Barrier Islands, Vicari Vows
Beach replenishment and rebuilding will bring Ocean County shoreline back to life, freeholder says
The wounded oceanfront towns of the Ocean County shoreline will be reborn with a lot of hard work, Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari said.
"We will not withdraw from the barrier islands," Vicari said today. "We will do everything possible to replenish beaches and property as soon as possible."
County officials will make it a "top priority" to work with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and other agencies, said Vicari, who serves as liaison to the county's Division of Travel and Tourism.
Vicari also said he plans to speak to Jersey Central Power & Light officials about better coordination of emergency crews on the ground to help out in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
"We need better management of the outside electrical company people," he said.
County residents have been calling about out-of-state contractors sitting in trucks at various areas for long periods of time," Vicari said.
"I'm very concerned," he said. "Go by Holiday Inn. Don't tell me it's a staging area."
Take a look at the 1960 Seaside Heights promotional film. It might make you feel a little warmer on a cold, wet day.