Tuckerton to Pave Curlew Road

Sep 27, 2017

Tuckerton Mayor Sue Marshall asked for a moment of silence before the Sept. 18 municipal meeting to mark the passing of long-time Tuckerton resident Sonny DiElmo. DiElmo cut the hair of many generations of locals as a well-liked barber in town, working up to this past year at a salon in Little Egg Harbor. His wife, Grace DiElmo, was the Tuckerton town clerk for over 30 years.

The council also voted to honor longtime Tuckerton historian Barbara Bolton, now deceased, with a plaque next to her husband, Bill’s, plaque on Scow Landing.

The next road to be paved in Tuckerton will be Curlew Road in Tuckerton Beach, said Councilman John Schwartz as the borough council approved using the $200,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation 2017 municipal aid grant to do that. The borough has closed South Green Street Park, said Councilwoman Doris Mathisen, and the contractors have already started work on reviving the street-end with a new bulkhead, fishing pier and playground. Work on the new Tuckerton Town Hall is continuing on schedule as most of the drywall has been completed, she said.

Councilman Keith Vreeland reminded the public that the Tuckerton Land Use Board will convene on Thursday, Sept. 21, and will consider the 376 South Green St. property (along Tuckerton Creek) and a review of the Master Plan. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the original town hall, 140 East Main St.

The borough needs to have replacement garbage cans for the automated garbage truck and awarded a $21,401 contract to Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids, Mich. Deputy Mayor Sam Colangelo said even with the cost of shipping, it was the lowest responsible bidder.

Tuckerton Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Kent said the borough was ready for whatever Hurricane Jose would bring and introduced Tom Baumann as a Citizens Emergency Response Team captain.

Friday, Sept. 22, is the annual Run for the Fallen and the runners from Cape May will be stopping at the Grapevine Restaurant at 1:45 p.m., said Marshall.

During the public portion of the meeting, a resident of Tuckerton Beach asked if more trailers are being moved into the Tuckerton Trailer Park as he seemed to think they were. The trailer park, located in a flood plain, was sold to a new owner this past June. He was told to contact the borough construction official. Schwartz said any new trailers have to be elevated 6 feet above ground.

The borough also approved the fireworks display for New Year’s Day.

— Pat Johnson



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