After Irene part of the bulkhead collapsed on Washington Ave and in the summer of 2012 you may remember this piece of a photo journal of the repair work.
In January 2014 there was an apparent resolution that was made between the town and the owner.
According to January 15 council meeting minutes:
“Mr. Padula stated that we were at municipal court last Tuesday. There were approximately 16 code violations. Some charges were dropped. Captain’s Cove will be paying a fine of $12,000.00 to the Borough of Highlands which will be paid out of the $25,000.00 bond that he posted with the Borough a year and a half ago.That work is now complete. He is providing us with an engineer’s certification that the work is satisfactory. Upon receipt of that, we will release the $12,000.00 to the Borough and the remainder to Captain’s Cove. We also reached an agreement for the Borough to access his property and reinstall the drain into the marina and secure the building with a chain link fence. A stockade fence will be installed around the parking lot area. Most of this has to be done within 30 to 60 days. Some work will take a little longer because of weather conditions.”
Its now June 2014, well beyond the 30 – 60 days and this is what Captains Cove Looks like today: