Welcome to The TBA Terrapin “Waterways Updates” Page

The next Waterways Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, 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.

Great News!

Tuckerton Borough appears to be closer to receiving the permits required to dredge lagoons than any time in recent history. The multiple sites required for dewatering and/or depositing dredge materials are nearing final approval thanks to the willingness of various agencies (including NJDEP) to work with Borough officials to find solutions. Story Island, as well as another property off Great Bay Blvd. are newly in play along with other sites being considered. According to Borough officials all signs point to a positive outcome in the near future that we all look forward to.

As has been stated before, there are many waterways projects in play at once. Multiple dredging projects can’t start until certain shoreline restoration projects are complete but the necessary steps to initiate these tasks are underway.

These waterways developments are unfolding rapidly. It’s our goal to provide accurate and up to date information. Stay tuned!

FACTS:

The Borough is attempting to resolve the easement issue delaying Little Egg Harbor Blvd. shoreline restoration with an eminent domain strategy. The restored Little Egg Harbor Blvd. peninsula could be used for a significant amount of dredge material deposition.

It looks like Lanyard Lagoon could be used as a dredge material deposit site once final approvals are received to restore its shoreline. Dredge material estimates to be received are estimated at five thousand cubic yards.
Negotiations underway to access a dewatering site for Paradise Cove dredging materials near the Borough building on Route 9.

Story Island is back in play as a dredge material deposit site. Final approvals pending.

The Borough is in the early stages of considering a purchase of the Armory facility on Route 9. One (of many) reasons is so that the Borough Public Works equipment (trucks, etc.) on South Green Street could be moved to this more convenient (Armory) location. Then the South Green Street Public Works site becomes an excellent dewatering site location. The Armory would be a great addition for Public Works because it will allow the Township the ability to dewater there and they can plan on the Maintenance of the lagoons!

The shore restoration site(s) on South Green Street will be the recipient of dredge materials as well.

Special thanks to Tuckerton Beach resident, Colton Perry, for providing the latest updates and facts shown above.

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.

Click here to view the document.

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.

Click here to view the meeting minutes.