A Grover citizen reporter nicknamed “Deep Float” notified us recently that there was an awful mess at the North End. He complained that much of the schmutz was due to the Dunes food complex located in the White Whale Building. He sent photos and noted that the problem stemmed from a dumpster that had been allowed to overflow. He said that the dumpster had been at the location since after Labor Day.
Float said, “I called code enforcement two times and nothing. I went to see John new president of C.M. two times and nothing. I have photos from August with boxes and eatery refuge that has been flying around all summer due to a lack of cooperation between Gannon and C.M.”
There are those who complained about the same mess at the last OGHOA meeting. Today we visited the site, and maybe someone else complained, because the area looks cleaner now, although it is generally ugly due to crummy fencing and decrepitude strewn around in a haphazard way. All the stores appear to be closed now.
We also heard from a Grover who walks his dog daily by Wesley Lake. He reported that the Lake was “awful” with debris, worse than usual, and that was verified today by us. Most likely all that rain drove filthy street water into the sewers and then into the Wesley retention/detention basin—- ie a giant water hole which receives all sorts of toxins, chemicals, bacteria, animal feces and dirt from the streets of Asbury Park–and less so from Ocean Grove.Who is fighting to protect Ocean Grove from this sort of pollution?
SHEP FIELDS AND HIS RIPPLING RHYTHM WITH GENE MERLINO: “Lovely to Look At.”