It’s that time of year again – We think about the year that has passed us by and contemplate what the new year will bring. The HCTA Board of Trustees would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy 2013. May we, our families, our community and our country bear our burdens with grace and wish for blessings in the year ahead.
Cheers! – HCTA
The HCTA along with HC will be coordinating a second Saturday Community Cleanup. As we did last week, we will meet in the parking lot of Town Hall at NOON sharp. HCTA Trustee Jim Loudon will be the point person at this next cleanup and he is attempting to identify areas in need of cleanup in town. We need an idea of how many trucks we will have this week. Would you graciously respond via email to Jim at Njloud@comcast.net to let him know if you can volunteer a truck? In addition, if you know you can volunteer for a few hours on Saturday, please let Jim know. Be sure to bring your work gloves. The fire department will contribute water and the Borough will again supply a trash truck and driver.
Thanks SO much for stepping up to help clean up HC!
I am pinched for time presently, but will send out an update this evening about the ongoing gas restoration.
Have a good afternoon!
Community Cleanup/Workday Wednesday debris/trash guidelines has been shared with the HCTA by Commissioner Judy Gerkens:
You are volunteering to pick up storm debris to help the town get back to normal. Thank you!
Items to be picked up by volunteers:
- Bags of ruined household items
- Small furniture
- Piling butts and other wood debris
- Sheet rock/ roof shingles
- Small carpet sections
Items that will be picked up by our hauler or our public works employees
- Things that are recycled: TVs/electronics, White goods, Comingle, Brush/Trees/Branches/leaves
- Major Bulk: Mattresses, Sofas, Large Furniture, Pilings, Major carpet tear outs
- Food/Refrigerator/Freezer Waste
- Hazardous Waste: Paint cans, Gas grill tanks, Gasoline containers, Buckets/cans of oil, tar, other hazardous substance, Medications
NJNG WILL BEGIN TO IMPLEMENT ITS SERVICE RESTORATION PLAN FOR LONG BEACH ISLAND, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
(WALL, NJ) – New Jersey Natural Gas will begin to implement its service restoration plan for Long Beach Island this Sunday, November 11.
The work will take place in three phases: first, a team will re-introduce natural gas into the main, one section of the island at a time. As each section is completed, a second team will begin to repair and replace the meter sets within that section. Once this work is completed, a home or business will have natural gas up to their meter. In the third phase, if a home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then the customer may have their own qualified technician determine that their natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on their natural gas service.
Other than Holgate, where infrastructure replacement is ongoing, we expect to complete the first and second phases of our service restoration for the entire island by December 1, 2012. Prior to that date, as NJNG completes the first two work phases for each section of the island, customers in that respective area will have the opportunity to restore natural gas service to their home. Every day, we will post on our website atwww.njng.com a list of the streets where we are working as well as an estimated date when we expect they will become ready for qualified technicians to complete their work. We expect to post the first list of streets on www.njng.com later today, with an estimated date of next week for technicians to begin work.
We are advising customers as follows:
- As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining all natural gas lines on your side of the meter.
- You need to have a qualified technician inspect all your natural gas lines for proper operation and leaks.
- Any furnaces, boilers or other appliances exposed to flooding or other storm-related damage must be serviced and determined to be safe for use by qualified technicians.
- Once a qualified technician has determined that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, the technician should connect your natural gas line to the natural gas valve.
- Once the qualified technician establishes the piping connection and determines that it is safe for use, the natural gas valve can be turned to the on position.
- There will be a tag on the valve, which must be signed and dated by both the resident and the technician, and then returned to the municipal code official.
Federal, New Jersey and local safety codes prohibit tampering with natural gas meters and service lines. Even if natural gas service has not yet been restored to your area, this could significantly hamper efforts to restore service.
If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. Do not light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK.
Customer Services Department, Customer Inquiries
It is very likely, especially for bayside homes that belongings may have floated/washed away from or onto your property. The HCTA has set up this lost and found page. In order to post information, simply add a comment to this page with the following information. Was the item lost or found, a brief description of the item, and a general location. We ask that before you post an item, you first check with your neighbors to see if the item belongs to someone in the immediate area. Please consider posting an item rather than simply placing it at the curb for trash. Also we kindly ask that you review the list and share it with your friends and neighbors. You may help reunite someone with their belongings.
(NOTE: HCTA WILL NEED TO APPROVE ALL POSTS BEFORE THEY WILL APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE)
**** EXAMPLE LOST & FOUND POST ****
ITEM FOUND: Yellow Bicycle
DESCRIPTION: Yellow beach cruiser with white wall tires and basket.
LOCATION: Corner of W. 75th Street