Viewers weigh in on Kane In Your Corner investigation into Ortley Beach flood rules

A recent Kane In Your Corner investigation into whether Toms River was being unfair with regard to flood rules has garnered a lot of feedback

It's good to know you have Walt Kane

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

ORTLEY BEACH - A recent Kane In Your Corner investigation into whether Toms River was being unfair with regard to flood rules has garnered a lot of feedback from viewers and residents alike.

The town is telling one couple that they have to raise their home in Ortley Beach by at least six feet because it was more than 50 percent damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The couple says their home did not suffer anywhere close to that much damage. But the town is not considering what homes are really worth, according to the investigation. It is using the assessed value from property tax bills; in their case, just $30,000.

One Facebook comment said, "The vultures are circling!!!! Haven't these folks suffered enough already?"

Another said that the shore homeowners were not paying their fair share to begin with: “I got a little bilevel. I pay over $10,000 a year with a well septic. She is two blocks from the beach and paying $5,000 a year.”

One architect called in to tell KIYC there could be other problems caused by under-valuing storm-damaged homes. He says any home declared more than 50 percent damaged is no longer "grandfathered in" and has to be rebuilt according to current zoning rules.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl 1 VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl
VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 2 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash
The Kid's First Adventure day care center accidently 3 Newark day care leaves toddler behind after field trip
A small helicopter made a hard landing in 4 Helicopter wrecked after hard landing in Chatham
A gas explosion leveled a home in Stafford 5 Authorities determine cause of Stafford gas explosion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE