Ah-hem: Dear Highlands Officials (hint hint)
Rumson residents seeking to replace what Sandy ravaged of their homes have until June 30 to rebuild existing structures that were destroyed without paying the normally associated permit fees. A resolution approving the measure was passed unanimously at a pre-reorganization meeting on New Year’s Day.
As long as residents rebuilding stick to the replacing rather than expanding, zoning board approvals will be bypassed, permits issued expeditioulsly and fees waived.
Between Barley Point Island and the West Park section of Rumson alone, at least 200 homes adversely affected, some rendered uninhabitable. (Gee how many homes in Highlands were affected?) Rumson residents had asked for some relief and Rumson officials delivered.