Update on a story from Holly Lake, NJ
The SandPaper.net reports:
Holly Lake Returns After Homeowners Ask for Community Support
Jun 28, 2017
A small lake owned by two homeowners associations in Little Egg Harbor Township has been restored to its former sparkling self after repairs were made to the wooden dam. A year ago, the spillway was undermined and the lake water drained away into a lagoon.
It took a year of trying to get help from various sources such as the township, which owns that portion of the road; Ocean County, which owns the rest of the road; and the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The township did provide the services of the township engineer, Jason Worth of T&M Associates, who met with the DEP and county officials, but it was determined it was the responsibility of the Holly Lake Condominium Association to raise the funds.
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities
Another lake bites the dust.
This time, it’s a 10-acre manmade lake in Little Egg Harbor, with a damaged spillway that will cost more than $100,000 to repair. In the meantime, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection has ordered the basin to remain empty, leaving behind an unappealing mud pit.
The cost to rebuild the spillway would have to be split between owners of 53 condos. But most of the owners don’t have $2,000 to spare.
So Holly Lake Park condo association is looking for donations to fix their lake.
But since the area already boasts the larger Pohatcong Lake, and no one else is obligated to pay to restore a 10-acre lagoon, it may be difficult to find willing donors.
At the time this blog was posted, a GoFundMe account for Save Holly Lake had collected only $650.
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