The Borough of Sea Bright Joined Forces with their “Professionals” and sided with their Builder in a Lawsuit Against Us?
T&M Associates and the Borough of Sea Bright, modified the allocation of funds in the 2010 Grant — after we signed the agreements. They did this without our knowledge or consent. When we discovered this, we asked them to reapply, for which they refused. This resulted in a shortage of the construction budget.
This project failed to meet the minimum expectations and results, required by FEMA.
Over the lengthy course of this project, the collective failures of all involved, brought us to the point where we asked for all parties to be denied any further access to our property. We did this to halt any further damages, based on life-safety issues, that they allowed to transpire and refused to address the repair of. We spoke with the Borough and all of their representatives, requesting them to replace the builder, but they refused. Instead, they joined forces with cronies and sided the builder in a lawsuit against us.
None of these events were our fault, nor the other damages incurred by this — yet, we continue to bear the costs, 8 years later.
Today, there is an offer to remedy some damages to our home — bringing it barely to the level of their original flawed planning — which was dictated by the lack of funds allocated to the construction. Again, due to increased payments to the Architect and Engineer. This project failed to meet the minimum expectations and results, required by FEMA. None of these events were our fault, nor the other damages incurred by this, yet we continue to bear the costs, 8 years later. All the while ignoring the fact that they didn’t even elevate the home to the specified height.
You are lucky to get anything fixed!The Borough Attorney
At numerous meetings, it has been expressed in great detail, all the ramifications of their collective failures and the damages they have caused us. Yet, no one has bothered to address any of these damages. We do not wish to go back and forth, listing the previously stated and obvious damages. There seems to be no willingness to truly address or remedy these issues. During his beration of us, the Borough Attorney made it clear that we are lucky to get anything fixed! Real nice, eh? They want to force us to leave our house for another 8 weeks (more time than the original projected lift, 7 years ago, which turned into 7 months). So what are they willing to do beyond the bare minimum repair, that forces us out of our house for another questionable and lengthy period? NOTHING, accept a blatent attempt to save their asses (and I don’t mean the attorney or a mule of any other sort) from the chickens that are coming home to roost. The performance window on our Grant is closing!
The acme of judicial distinction means the ability to look a lawyer straight in the eyes for two hours and not hear a damned word he says.John Marshall