This just in – Mantoloking has decided to use eminent domain to acquire private property for the purported public use of dune replenishment. See articles from CBS News and NJ.com. McKirdy & Riskin’s Tony DellaPelle was interviewed and quoted in the CBS news video about the constitutional issues raised by attempting to require that oceanfront property owners donate their property in order to provide storm protection benefits to the public at large.
You may remember when we blogged about the proposed easement that the town asked all of its beachfront residents to sign back in February. Well, apparently not everyone was keen on donating their private property for beach/dune replenishment.
We’ll keep you posted.
- Eminent Domain May Be Used in Mantoloking, N.J., for Beach Replenishment (insurancejournal.com)
- Mantoloking Plans To Use Eminent Domain To Get Land From Oceanfront Homeowners (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Mantoloking may take land for beach replenishment (newsday.com)
- Dunes vs. property rights in storm-battered NJ (newsday.com)
- Mantoloking prepares to use eminent domain to turn homeowners’ property into dunes (nj.com)