Bradley Beach zoning and construction officials named in $1M lawsuit submit resignations

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BRADLEY BEACH — Letters of resignation have been submitted to the municipality by officials within the Zoning, Code and Construction departments who had been named in a million-dollar lawsuit against the borough. 

A complaint, filed by residents of Evergreen Avenue, alleges that borough officials did not respond to concerns from the plaintiffs concerning a deck built by a neighboring home that did not receive borough approvals.

The legal action was brought by an attorney representing George and Kim Jannuzzi, of 608 Evergreen Ave.

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In an amended complaint filed on Oct. 7, the plaintiffs are seeking $1 million in damages because the structure “interferes with their view, open-air and space and provides an unwanted vantage point through which the defendant and his guest may see into the plaintiffs home.”

The suit also alleged that the municipal officers’ failure to act constituted a dereliction of duty and violated the neighbors substantive rights according to the suit. The knowing refusable shocks the conscience and deprives the plaintiffs of their substantive right protected by the New Jersey Civil Rights Act. 

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