Welcome to The TBA Terrapin “Waterways Updates” Page

The next Waterways Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:00 PM at the new Tuckerton Borough Complex located at 420 East Main Street.

Latest updates

All information shared on The TBA Terrapin’s “Waterways Updates” page has either been provided by the Borough or reviewed/approved by the Borough. Highlights from the meetings are notes taken during the meeting. Our goal is to post the latest and greatest information for the residents of Tuckerton Beach to read as it relates to our waterways, but it is also important to the TBA that we work close with the Borough officials to ensure accuracy of our information.

Here is the latest update provided by the Tuckerton Borough Clerk, Jenny Gleghorn, at the council meeting held on Monday, February 4, 2019:

There are a few components needed to finalize the application for the dredging permit. The first component/piece of the project are the dredging plans being approved by the DEP, which is already complete. The next component is the dewatering site and engineering plans for it. This piece is currently in the works. The town’s engineer is currently working on the plans and has the approval to submit directly to the DEP for review and approval. The last piece is the funding aspect. This is in relation to the permit application only, but there is a possibility that the engineering plans for the dewatering site and line to get to the site could potentially be approved by the DEP by the end of April. The funding aspect is being worked at the same time, which could potentially mean that the application for the dredging permit could go out at the end of April.

There was no update provided for the shoreline restoration plans and overall project timeline. No update on the status of obtaining the Gomez property for dewatering, as well as no update on acquiring the Noller property at the end of South Green Street for thin layer deposition. They are making progress with the legal activity needed to gain access to the LEH Blvd. property to start the phase one project for the peninsula restoration, however, no timeline could be provided.

Numbers 1 through 5 were provided to the TBA on December 7, 2018 from Councilman John Schwartz:

1. The NFWF project got an extension until November 30, 2019. This is the “use it or lose it funding”.

2. Based on the unique circumstances of this project the US Army Corps has granted their approval for a one-time relief from the in-water restrictions for both Iowa Court and South Green Street. T&M is following up with the NJDEP for their review and approval of the waiver request.

3. We are in the process of putting together an agreement to use property just north of the Paradise Cove dry lagoons for a de-watering site. We have approval from the NJDEP to use this site.

4. We had a good meeting discussing information for obtaining the last signature needed for the easement to begin the LEH spit of land revetment project.

5. The waterways commission is seeking input on ways to fund the proposed dredging projects (channels, docking areas, etc.).. please contact waterways members with your suggestions”

Highlights/Minutes from the Waterways Commission Meetings

August 27, 2018

John Schwartz was in attendance at the meeting and provided the Waterways Commission members, as well as the public in attendance the following notes outlining the facts as they are today.

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August 13, 2018

Below is a link to the minutes from the meeting held on August 13, 2018. Note: Meeting minutes were approved during the meeting held on August 27, 2018 by Waterways Commission members who were in attendance during the meeting on the 13th.

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