Sandy was a game changer. She left her mark on every beach community from Montauk to Cape May, and Union Beach was among the hardest hit.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Currently the Spill Act includes industrial waste and toxic chemicals in its definition of sewage sludge but this bill would change that. Whole sewage systems could be exempt including if pipes break or pumping stations fail to work.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Delivery of the turbine components was scheduled to begin Monday
The New Jersey Superior Court of Appeals issued an injunction Wednesday on behalf of Union Beach, halting construction of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's wind turbine. Conti Group, which has been contracted by the BRSA to build the turbine, must not only stop construction but also begin to demobilize by removing their equipment and their crew, explained BRSA Executive Director Rober Fischer. "Union Beach has filed an application for a restraint to stop the Authority from transporting and building the turbine. We received it yesterday and we're going to abide by it," Fischer said. The turbine has been hotly contested by Union Beach and several bayshore municipalities. The Union Beach Planning Board struck down the BRSA's plans …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The wind turbine parts headed for Union Beach will first pass through Marlboro, Matawan and Hazlet.
Trucks carrying the parts for the controversial wind turbine construction project at the Bayshore Regional Sewage Authority (BRSA) facility in Union Beach are slated to pass through Monmouth County the week of July 23. Because of the oversized loads, however, some traffic delays can be expected. The Conti Group, the project delivery group hired by BRSA, will transport the massive wind turbine materials from Newark to Union Beach by passing through Old Bridge and connecting to Marlboro where it will head east on county road 520 and turn up Wyncrest Road toward Route 79. It wll follow 79 into Matawan, where it will go through Main Street, over the NJ Transit train tracks and turn right on the Route 35 to head through Hazlet toward Union …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The public portion of the meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the senior/community center next to Town Hall. The venue was changed on Thursday afternoon in order to better accommodate the public.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Three components expected to travel along Route 79 through Matawan
A project manager from Conti Enterprises, the company contracted by the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) to build a wind turbine in Union Beach to offset its energy costs, shed light on the finalized route from Newark to Union Beach at the Matawan Borough Council meeting Monday night. Eric Millard explained that the majority of the components will travel down Route 35, onto Route 36 and into Union Beach. However, due to low train bridges over the highway, now part of the Henry Hudson Trail, three components that make up the tower of the wind turbine will have to travel down County Road Rt. 79 through Marlboro and Matawan. For Matawan, this means the three components will travel along Freneau Avenue to Main Street, at which …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
“Expenses beyond original scope,” said Robert Fischer, executive director of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority, at meeting Monday.
The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) approved an additional $268,000 in available funds for unforeseen expenses related to the wind turbine it plans to install on its property in Union Beach. The funds, approved through a change order request at the BRSA's regular action meeting Monday night, are available for distribution over the next five months. The company contracted by the BRSA to complete the transportation and assembly of the turbine, Conti of Edison, was originally alotted $343,000, according to Robert Fischer, the executive director of the BRSA. However, expenses resulting from delay costs, such as storing the turbine in Newark, and permitting costs, such as engineers working to establish the transportation route for …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority operations budget to go down, among cost-cutting measures
The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) approved a $13.1 million 2012 preliminary budget on Monday at its meeting at in Union Beach. Commissioners David Cohen of Holmdel, John Colligas of Holmdel, James DiNardo of Hazlet, and Frank Wells of Union Beach approved the budget, 4-0. Commissioner Kathleen Parsells of Union Beach and Chairman Lou Pisano of Hazlet were not present for the vote. The budget will be sent to the state Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board. If approved, it will be sent back to the BRSA for a formal adoption at a public hearing in December. The budget includes the Debt Service Agreement, which allows for the bondholders to be paid back. The amount of debt will go from $7 million to $4 million by …
Friday, September 23, 2011
They are the fourth bayshore municipality to formally oppose the wind turbine
The Matawan Borough Council joined several other bayshore municipalities by passing a resolution that opposes the construction of a wind turbine in Union Beach at the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's (BRSA) Wastewater Treatment Facility. According to Resolution 11-09-36, which was passed 7-0 at the council meeting Tuesday night, Matawan Borough, "shares the concerns expressed by the residents and governing body particularly in light of what appears to be at best a limited effort by BRSA to reach out to residents of the Bayshore and a lack of transparency in this matter." The BRSA is a government agency that handles the raw sewage of Union Beach, Holmdel, Keyport, Hazlet, Keansburg, Matawan, Aberdeen and parts of Marlboro, by …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
As road permits are gathered and court fights continue over construction of the BRSA's $7.7 million wind turbine, parts of the wind turbine are arriving in Newark.
Nearly all of the General Electric manufactured components that will be used to construct an industrial wind turbine on the site of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) in Union Beach have been delivered to a warehouse in Port Newark, New Jersey, said BRSA Executive Director Robert Fischer. The parts are manufactured in different locations in the United States. The three 110-foot long blades were driven along state highways from Texas in three specially-designed truck with a front and back steering wheel, for navigating turns. The heavy nacelle, or generator, along with the nose cone, was sent up from Pensacola on a ten-axle truck. The tower sections were shipped from Iowa. And on a truck today -- somewhere in New York or …