Loss of Roberts Pond

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  1. Teegate

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    The green circled area is the property the people live at. They are new owners after this map was made so the old owner is listed. The arrows point to one of the possible sites, most likely the top one as I mentioned in the post above.

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    Guy Thanks for all the detail on this pond
     
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    There certainly is a problem with the employees of Bass River Township. As I mentioned before, someone I know went to the clerks office there and they could not tell them who owned a particular piece of property on their tax records. Imagine that! So it is no surprise that they did not even know they were digging on property that is not theirs.

    It seems to me that is an easy fix. Just send the bill to Bass River.
     
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    What's all the noise about? Ballinger Creek has been restored to its natural water course. That's a good thing.
     
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    Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but do you believe all dams should be removed?
     
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    In this case I think it is less about whether the dam should be removed or not than it is whether a township employee should be making that decision.
     
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    Of course not; it would take decades to get rid of the Hoover, Grand Coulee, etc. Then again, a few well placed explosive charges might take less time. Certainly not in the same category of a homemade, earthen obstruction though.
     
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    It should be interesting to see if we have a wet spring.
     
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    Jessica and I visited the location today and it is not exactly at the location I picked. It is the second location with the arrow on the left.


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    It is interesting to note that it appears the dirt that was dug to form the bog is piled up nearby along the road parallel to it. At first I though it was an old dump site.


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    Since I have been sticking to roads while I recover we looked for an "old stone" nearby that was easy to walk to.


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    This has been a fiasco from the beginning.
     
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    From the Pinebarrens tribune article:

    "Bitzberger also inquired about the Public Works employees salaries. “We are paying one $9 an hour,” Buzby-Cope said. “Two get $15 an hour. There are three of them down there.” Dawson, deeply dissatisfied with the discussion, asked if there was going to be any repercussions for the removal of the berm and drainage of the pond. “This was literally a criminal act,” he said. “This was done completely illegally.”

    First of all, those are slave wages for that kind of work. And to suggest somebody making that kind of money be punished or fired for doing what he was thought was the right thing is outrageous. 99% of the time, when an employee does something like this, it's due to a lack of training, poor procedures, and poor management.
     
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    The failing septic systems that started this whole thing need to be addressed.
     
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    That is the homeowners responsibility. If he/she feels it is due to some fault of their building permit or CO process they can take legal recourse. There have been some heavy rains since the berm was compromised and no issues have been reported in the local papers, except perhaps the lack of a 'water view' for the homeowners.

    From the news article;

    "Little Egg Harbor residents who live along the pond have said that scores of fish and wildlife were killed because of the loss of water."

    And no one thought to take a picture of the 'scores' of dead fish and wildlife'?
     
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    May be more than the homeowner's problem, depending on where that raw sewage ends up.