Christie to single out Jersey Shore property owners over dune project easements

Gov. Christie is rolling out a plan of naming and shaming Jersey Shore property owners that won't sign easements for dune projects.

Gov. Christie is rolling out a plan of naming and shaming Jersey Shore property owners that won't sign easements for dune projects. (3/27/13)

MANTOLOKING - Gov. Chris Christie plans to publicly name property owners at the Jersey Shore who refuse to sign easements for dune projects.

While some residents agree with the governor's plan, others call it unfair public humiliation.

In Mantoloking, a barrier island devastated by Sandy, most oceanfront owners have committed to signing easements, but five or six have not. The borough's spokesperson, attorney Chris Nelson, would not give News 12 New Jersey any names or addresses.

Nelson says the borough will use eminent domain if necessary for dune projects to move forward. At that point, names and addresses will be public record in court documents anyway.

Christie says using eminent domain as a way to acquire land would be a waste of money that could instead be used on the project. He plans to roll out his plan of singling people out in the next couple of weeks.

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