At the rally called by SBB and three other groups, Little Egg Harbor Mayor Brian Rumpf announced that he would WITHDRAW THE TOWNSHIP’S PETITION TO EXTENDED THE ROUTE 539 / NORTH GREEN SEWER two miles from Frog Pond Road to the Parkway. (SEE MAP) Read Observer editorial. Also: FOLLOW THE MONEY IN LITTLE EGG HARBOR.
At a rally called by Save Barnegat Bay, the American Littoral Society, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, and the Pinelands Watershed Alliance, Mayor Brian Rumpf of Little Egg Harbor announced that he would withdraw the petiteion to the State Planning Commission that, if granted, would have allowed the sewering of Route 539 for 1.8 miles from Frog Pond Road (by the Wawa) to Garden State Parkway Exit 58. (SEE MAP)
About 300 people from Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton attended the rally.
Save Barnegat Bay had actively promoted the rally with press releases, an op-ed article in the Asbury Park Press, a letter to the Observer which was of assistance in an Observer editorial, and the mailing of letters to each of the 1,600 property owners in Tuckerton.
Save Barnegat Bay will continue to work with local residents and other environmental groups in order to battle overdevelopment in the Tuckerton Creek watershed. We hope to assist the Township of Little Egg Harbor in getting hundreds of acres of natural land bordering Route 539 purchased for conservation.
Read Observer editorial.
An additional goal of Save Barnegat Bay is to get residents and voters of Little Egg Harbor Township and Tuckerton Borough to request of their towns’ governing bodies that they pass an ordinance that would BAN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ANYONE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE TOWN.
Why is public contracting reform needed? FOLLOW THE MONEY IN LITTLE EGG HARBOR.