Ortley Beach residents to wait for bids before Sandy-damaged home demolition can begin

Homeowners in Ortley Beach are waiting for project

Homeowners in Ortley Beach are waiting for project bids before their homes can be demolished.

TOMS RIVER - Toms River officials say that uninhabitable homes in Ortley Beach will be demolished by FEMA at no cost to property owners, but the work will not begin for another three months.

The Township Council of Toms River says the wait is due to project bids. Residents voiced concerns to News 12 New Jersey regarding infestations and structurally dangerous homes, and they say that demolition should begin much sooner.

The township estimates that 280 homes will need to be demolished.

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