The Army Corps of Engineers have asked for a hearing in Federal Court in front of Judge Bumb. As rain was falling and Lake Christie was filling back up on Monday, Aug. 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked Bumb to overturn Judge Mendez’ ruling on the injunction / 7 day work stoppage.
The hearing will take place: Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse at 4th & Cooper Streets in Camden, NJ. The hearing starts at 10 AM, Weds 8/9.
DUNE TALK > AUG 8, 2017
The Court may take testimony from the public. Anyone wishing to testify should reach out to Margate Commissioner Blumberg at the Courthouse.
The big issues at stake: negative economic impact for rentals, Real Estate, retail & restaurants. Safety and health hazards also key reasons for work stoppage.
There are a number of people driving up to Camden tomorrow for the Judge Bumb hearing who have open space in their vehicles and are willing to make seats available. If you need a ride, or if you can offer space, let us know and we will do our best to match folks up.
The City of Margate is now fighting the dune battle in two court rooms.
Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez, temporarily halted the project. ordered He ordered all parties to meet every day to work out a solution and report back on Friday, Aug. 11. The Army Corps wants a federal judge to dismiss the recent injunction, claiming local courts and Judge Mendez doesn’t have jurisdiction over a federal project.
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The Army Corps claims they could be liable for up to $120,000 per day in delay penalties, imposed by Weeks Marine, the contractor doing the actual work / damage to the Margate and Ventnor beaches.
Interesting to note: the Army Corp is NOT liable for $120,000 per day, but rather, US taxpayers would foot the bill for any financials penalties. Let’s not forget that.
Both the Army Corp and the State DEP want immunity from lawsuits and penalties. Who wouldn’t?
Margate is once again drowning in beaches full of wastewater and storm run-ff. This is due to errors caused by faulty Army Corp plans.
Ventnor and Longport are increasingly nervous about shoddy workmanship by the Army Corp, coming to their towns at the height of the summer season.