Jersey Shore Town Boots Snooki -- With a Catch

Residents say they fear the reality TV stars will bring a circus-like atmosphere to their community

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    TV personality Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is looking to return to the Jersey Shore, but the town she wants to film in isn't so fond of the idea.

    A New Jersey town trying to rebuild from Sandy is trying to pull the plug on a taping of the MTV show "Snooki & JWoww," but the reality production will have 10 days to respond to an ordinance requiring it to stop filming at a local home.

    Berkeley Township officials say taping the "Jersey Shore" spinoff is a commercial enterprise, which would violate zoning ordinances. The town has notified the property's owner that the home is in an area zoned for residential use, and that using it for filming purposes would violate that order.

    The production has 10 days to respond to the ordinance, but it is allowed to continue filming in the meantime, according to NJ.com. The show had initially asked to be able to film for 30 days.

    Residents in the Pelican Island neighborhood hired a lawyer after learning about the taping in the rented home.

    They fear it would disrupt efforts to get their lives back to normal as they try to restore their homes damaged by Sandy.

    Attorney Ron Gasiorowski tells the Asbury Park Press there are other areas in the town where the activity could take place.

    Some other towns have adopted ordinances to block taping.

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