HERCC Capital Committee Questionairre

In an effort to collect information that will help our committee assess what you think our capital needs for the next 25 years are for the HERCC Association please answer the following questions as best you can and click on the Submit Button at the bottom of the page. You can complete this form as often as you like when we tally the results of this informal referendum, we will only consider the last or latest entry made for your household.

Road Maintenance:

The roads were last paved in 1995, 25 years ago. There are approximately 1800 feet of paved roads. In 2019 the committee managed the repair of 58 of roadway from the Ridgewood Avenue into Soundview Ave at an approximate cost of $100 per foot. The photo above documents what was repaired.
The roadways are in terrible shape and should be repaved in the next two to five years.
The roadways are ok for now and can last another 10 years before we need to do anything.
The roadways are fine and should last another 25 years.
Roadway Repair or Replacement Cost Estimate (optional)

Beach and Grounds:

We had to borrow money to make emergency repairs to the granite retaining wall on the North side of the beach when hurricane Irene made landfall in August of 2011. What is your best guess as to how we should plan on anticipating another storm damaging our granite wall, the grounds, even replacement of the sandy beach should it get washed out?
We should start to save now to be prepared for two storm events in the next 25 years.
Between Sea levels rising and the frequency of storms we should plan to hold enough funds to cover a similar expense that I think will hit us just once in the next ten to twenty five years.
There is no need to save or plan for this event, either it's not going to happen again, or I think we can just deal with it when it does happens then see how bad it is, and borrow money or make an assessment to cover the costs at that time.
Beach Grounds Repair or Replacement Cost Estimate (optional)

Seawall and Raproachment:

We had to borrow money to make emergency repairs to the protecting rocks and concrete seawall along the ocean front when hurricane Irene made landfall in August of 2011. What is your best guess as to how we should plan on anticipating another storm damaging our seawall and rock raproachments?
We should start to save now to be prepared for two storm events in the next 25 years.
Between Sea levels rising and the frequency of storms we should plan holding enough funds to cover a similar expense that I think will hit us just once in the next ten to twenty five years.
There is no need to save or plan for this event, either it's not going to happen again, or I think we can just deal with it when it does happens then see how bad it is and borrow money or make an assessment to cover the costs at that time.
Seawall Repair or Replacement Cost Estimate (optional)

East Groyne:

The 57-year-old East Groyne was constructed in 1963 and was most recently refaced two years ago. What is your best guess as to if or when we would need to repair or replace it?
A major storm or hurricane can and will happen in the next 10 to 20 years and I think it would be prudent to start saving now to plan for that eventuality. Even without a storm, we would be foolish to think this old structure will last another 25 years and we should start saving now for the full cost of its replacement.
Between Sea levels rising and the frequency of storms it's possible that another storm will expense to hit us every ten to twenty years. We should sock something away for repair work, but not for its total replacement.
I just do not think it will get destroyed anytime soon, or even if does there is no need to save or plan for this event, we can deal with it when it happens and see how bad it is, then borrow money or make an assessment to cover the costs then. We might even wait and see how its loss affects the beach and decide to not even replace it.
East Groyne Repair or Replacement Cost Estimate (optional)

West Groyne:

The West Groyne was constructed in 1969 and for safety reasons the remnants of it were removed two years ago. The aerial photo above was taken in 1980. What is your best guess as to if or when we would need to reconstruct? Click here to access some exhibits you can read documenting the current and past history.
We need to reconstruct it right away and should plan on doing so again 25 years from now. We should plan on this expense now and start saving now for the full cost of its replacement.
We should replace the structure now, minor repairs may be needed but we won't have to replace it again for the next 25 years.
I just do not think we need to rebuild this structure for any of a number of reasons. There is no need to raise funds or save for its maintenance.
West Groyne Replacement Cost Estimate (optional)

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Form submission under development, will tally results and estimate costs based on input values.

This tally program was designed and implemented by Guy Simonian on behalf of the Highlands East River Civic Association aka HERCC Beach Association and as a member of the Capital Committee. This committee was formed in 2019 for the purpose of determining the capital requirements for the 59-member association. The Capital Committee is chaired by Mark Osora, other members include Jackie Jones, Robert Palumberi, Joseph Sposito, Michael Vitale and Jon Morrow.