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Town Mowed Down With Bills

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A recent report from a local Atlantic City Newspaper is taking shots at the government in Little Egg Harbor for charging homeowners for not maintaining their property even though their homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The township sent $19,000 in total to Sandy victims for not keeping their homes up to code. Community Development Director, Michael Fromosky chimed in about the other side of this controversy.

“There were 4,000 homes that were damaged in the storm in Little Egg Harbor, 93 streets, 4,000 homes. One-half of 1% of our homes are property maintenance homes. 70 homes out of 13,000 make this list. Out of 4,000 homes affected you’re talking about 35 maybe that were Sandy,” he said.

These bills were apparently issued by the Public Works Department but most residents in the area had no idea about this issue and many of the homes that were fined have actually been abandoned since before Sandy.

Now the question remains, while it is the town’s responsibility to respond to these types of complaints, why is it the taxpayer’s responsibility to foot the bill?

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