ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- The Jersey Shore may have survived Superstorm Sandy, but is it ready for another season of Snooki & JWoww?
While MTV representatives would not directly confirm that a third season of the Jersey Shore spinoff show, which features Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley, would be filming in two shore towns, officials from both municipalities did.
This summer's production will be based at a home in the Pelican Island section of Berkeley and a residence in Seaside Heights.
Seaside Heights Business Administrator John A. Camera confirmed Wednesday that a $25 film permit fee was paid by the show's producers, 495 Productions, for a "pretty light filming schedule at that address. It seems like it is a very small production and we are not looking at much need for security at this point."
Camera said his understanding of the production is that a couple from the original Jersey Shore cast would be based in the borough residence and another pair from the show would be based in Pelican Island.
The Pelican Island section of the town has around 140 homes, only a quarter of which are currently habitable, according to residents. The bayfront community was hit hard by Sandy last fall, and many homes are being rebuilt, elevated or torn down.
The Berkeley home that will be used for the show is owned by Mike Loundy of Point Pleasant Beach. He also rented out his Seaside Heights property for several years for use as the setting of Jersey Shore.
The Seaside Heights home is owned by Michael Gracien, the borough's public affairs officer, according to Mayor Bill Akers.
Berkeley residents had mixed reactions to the news that the TV show would be based in their neighborhood.
Lori Tyska, who resides a block away from the house, said that with so many construction projects going on, the addition of a film crew would cause traffic problems.
"It is crazy to do it here. ... Many of us have just moved back to the area or are in the process of trying to get our homes rebuilt," Tyska said.
But Laura Biondo had no problem with the MTV presence on their block.
"I'm fine with it. We may have to check out what is going on down there," she said.
MTV spokesman Michael Fabiani said Wednesday that MTV does not comment on its productions.
Bob Vosseller, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press