BLIZZARD WARNING- SNOW PLOWING PROCEDURES –
TEMPORARY PARKING PROHIBITIONS – POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION –
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
MAYOR AMATO WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE RESIDENTS ON LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE TOWNSHIP OF BERKELEY AND THE LATEST FORECAST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
THE BLIZZARD WARNING AND NOW COASTAL FLOOD WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST TUESDAY, JANUARY 27TH.
* HAZARD TYPES, HEAVY SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS, 18 TO 24 INCHES.
EXPECTED TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF DURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE BRUNT OF THE STORM LOOKS TO OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON, WHERE SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR ARE ANTICIPATED.
IMPACTS, EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS, RESULTING IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. SECONDARY AND TERTIARY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.
STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS. WINDS, NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH MONDAY, THEN BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY WITH THE HIGHEST GUSTS CLOSER TO THE COAST.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. FALLING AND BLOWING
GENERAL INFORMATION: Please make sure you have the supplies and medications you will need over next few days. Check on your neighbors, including the elderly. If you have to venture out during the snow, remove all snow from your car, especially the hood of your vehicle, before driving.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS: The Central Regional and Berkeley Township School Districts will be CLOSED, tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th.
SANITATION AND RECYCLING: Due to blizzard, garbage and recycling pick up for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th has been suspended. Garbage and recycling will be collected on Saturday, January 31st. We regret this inconvenience.
FROM THE DIVISION OF STREETS AND ROADS: SNOW PLOW AND SALTING PROCEDURES
Sanding, salting and snow plowing procedures have begun. Berkeley Township has nearly 180 miles of municipally owned roadways and close to 300 cul-de-sacs. Depending on the volume of snow, will determine how quickly ALL roads will be cleared. During blizzard type snow volume, as expected during the overnight, Township employees and our contractors can usually clear ALL roadways in 24-30 hours. Public Works can be reached at: 732-349-4616 or 732-341-1022. Or you can Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE DIVISION OF POLICE: Township Ordinance 7-8.3 Temporary Parking Prohibited for Snow Plowing and Removal IS NOW IN EFFECT. Please remove all vehicles from the roadways, as snow plowing will commence during the overnight. Police non-emergency phone: 732-341-6600.
Temporary Parking Prohibited for Snow Plowing and Removal.
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets and highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated. The parking prohibitions listed below shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased, until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage, which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: OEM is now fully operational. A request list for dialysis patients for transport is being collected. Patients should call:
Phone: (732) 914-8966 Or Email: email@example.com
POWER OUTAGES: If a power outage occurs as a result of the severe weather, customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on: www.firstenergycorp.com via smartphone
In the event of downed utility wires, you should immediately report them to JCP&L at the number above or the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-6600.
Residents should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.
For additional general information and updates on the snow event please check the website or turn on TV channel 22.
The Court office will close at 1PM today(Monday) and be closed tomorrow Tuesday January 27th due to the weather.
Council Meeting -Monday, 1/26/15 5 pm
The Meetings of the Township Council scheduled for Monday, January 26, 2015, will begin at 5:00 p.m. for Caucus, Executive Session
and Official Meetings to be held in the Berkeley Township Municipal Building Meeting Room, 627 Pinewald- Keswick Road, Bayville, N.J. Executive Session is for Attorney/Client Privilege Public Invited. Official action will be taken.
These Agendas are subject to change up until meeting time Caucus Agenda
........ OFFICIAL Agenda
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OEM Special Needs data Sheet
The Berkeley Township Office of Emergency Management wants to better serve the residents of Berkeley Township. Please fill out this Emergency Data form so that we are better prepared to assist you in your time of need.
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2015 GARBAGE SCHEDULES
01-21-15 ***The Holiday pick-up for Schdules 3 (GLEN COVE, SANDPIPER, HOLLY PARK, BELAIR, CEDAR BEACH, EASTSIDE RT 9, BERKELEY SHORES) & 6 (HOLIDAY CITY @ BERKELEY) have been amended. Garbage pick-up for both areas will be on Saturday January 24th
Mayor Amato would like residents to know they should be getting the 2015 garbage/Recycling-Bulk Schedules for 2015 in the mail. They are also available on our sanitation page.
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WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER 01-19-15
Mayor Amato would like residents to be informed about police activity in Berkeley Township. This weeks police blotter can be found here....
POLICE BLOTTER - to Janury 19, 2015.
Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project
Mayor Amato would like to share with residents contact information for the Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project Legal Services of New Jersey:
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Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Hotline: (888) 222-5765
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Report a Pothole
05-01-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experienced this year we realize that it has created numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Department is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.
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FEMA Preliminary FIRM Maps
04-02-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that FEMA has released the Preliminary FIRM Maps. Shortly after the issuance of the preliminary FIRMs, FEMA and its partners will host Resilience Meetings
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Planning Board TDR and Real Estate Market Analysis
All the REMA and TDR information is posted on our Planning Board Page
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