The Disaster Control Act Does Not Grant A Municipality With The Power To Acquire Perpetual Interests In Property

In Minke Family Trust v. Township of Long Beach, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Ocean County, Docket No. OCN-L-3033-14 (Law Div. Feb. 13, 2015), Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C. held that the shore protection provisions of the Disaster Control Act (“DCA”), N.J.S.A. App. A:9-51.5 to -51.9, does not empower the Township of Long […]

Safe Dam Act Casts Broad Net

The Safe Dam Act (SDA) requires “[a]n owner or person having control of a … dam,” such as the dams that form artificial lakes and other impoundments throughout New Jersey, to maintain the dam in accordance with current regulatory standards and to implement “any action ordered” by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to correct […]