UPDATE – 11/12/2012 – Thank you all for your cooperation and consideration during this first day of private vehicles being allowed in Seaside Heights. This policy will continue everyday, subject to the same traffic restrictions outlined in yesterday’s post and to the continued cooperation and respect shown by everyone today. At this point please restrict access to one vehicle per any given property owner or tenant and be sure to have identification with you. Traffic was very heavy early in the morning, so rather than waiting in line, and knowing that the policy will continue, please do not rush over first thing in the morning if it is not necessary. We realize everyone is anxious, but the re-building project will be a long one and “slow and steady” will be the best route to recovery.
Mayor Bill Akerrs
POSTED – 11/11/2012 – After tireless efforts and planning, I am happy to let you know that we are making an attempt to allow certain private vehicles into Seaside Heights starting tomorrow, November 12. Please, I must stress that if we do not get massive cooperation, this plan will be ended as soon as it was started. Starting tomorrow, any Seaside Heights property owner as well as all of those residents who were scheduled for the bus on Monday may go directly in to town with their own vehicles between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Be sure to bring identification, and you may also bring a friend, contractor, insurance adjuster or other person(s) who may be helpful, in the same vehicle.
While in town, you must only stay at your own property. There will be no access to the beach or boardwalk, and you may not leave town. Attempting to enter Ortley Beach or Seaside Park will subject you to arrest. There is a temporary speed limit in town of 5 miles per hour and you must consider every intersection a 4 way stop. There are no traffic signals operating and many of the street signs are missing or mis-directed. Again, please show respect and consideration while in town so that this program can continue and everyone can start the re-building process. The curfew of 3pm will be strictly enforced and everyone must leave town by that time.
Mayor Bill Akers