Letters

Oversight Needed

Jun 13, 2018

The following was addressed to Beach Haven Municipal Clerk/Borough Administrator Sherry Mason.

Dear Sherry:

The Beach Haven Taxpayers Association met on May 26 and discussed the various redevelopment sites approved by the land use board and borough council. We have been supportive of projects that encourage business revitalization and support for pro-business initiatives to attract commerce. Expansion of businesses is good for Beach Haven; it serves to increase the borough’s ratable and revenue base. 

However, recent actions related to the redevelopment sites in the Maritime District and most recently related to the Victoria Rose project screamed out for a need of greater oversight. It is our understanding that the borough council has yet to approve the master plan.

In conjunction with the approval of any said master plan, the BHTA board unanimously supported a motion that an architectural review board is required to assure consistency across all developments. Architectural review board volunteers could set preservation policy for the borough through identification, preservation and enhancement of those buildings, structures, neighborhoods, landscapes, places and areas that have special historical, cultural, architectural or archaeological significance and can contribute toward increasing property values for all taxpayers. 

Again, we are encouraged by the future of Beach Haven. Notwithstanding, greater oversight and monitoring will better serve all taxpayers. Please share our thoughts with the mayor and council.

John Hailperin, president

Beach Haven Taxpayers Association

 

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