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Welcome to Berkeley Township! Our newly designed website provides residents, and visitors, information about our ever-growing township and gives an overview of the functions of municipal government Click HERE for our suggestion/Feedback page.

Visit our website often and access our roster of programs and municipal services, which are geared to meet your needs and concerns. With innovative energetic leadership, and committed partners. Berkeley's future is brighter than ever with its attractive residential areas and charm of a resort town enjoyed by vacationers and lifelong residents. My goal, as your Mayor, along with our Township council members, is to ensure that Berkeley Township is well maintained, open and transparent for its citizens.   More...
Press Releases

WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER 10-14-14

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 October 14, 2014
  • Council Meeting, Monday 10/20/14

    The Meetings of the Township Council of the scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, will begin at 5:30 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.

    Property Tax Relief Programs

    Mayor Amato would like to make residents aware of several property tax relief programs that are available:
  • Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by our Tax Assessor's Office. Click Here for the Claim Form)
  • Annual Deduction for Veterans:Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. This benefit is administered by our Tax Assessor's Office. Click Here for the Claim Form)
  • Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans: Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. Unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners of servicepersons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by our Tax Assessor's Office.
  • Property Tax Homestead Benefit Program Click Here for more information
  • Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program Click Here for more information
  • Halloween-Trick or Treat

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know that Trick or Treat will be on Halloween-October 31st. The Toms River Halloween Parade is Saturday October 25th with a rain date of Monday Of October 27th.

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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 Deparment is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.

    Click here to report the pothole location

    GAP FUNDING INITIATIVE GRANT

    09-19-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that the Gap Funding Initiative (GFI) has revised its program guidelines. All applications received on or after Monday, August 11, 2014 will be processed under the revised program guidelines outlined on the link to the website below. To be considered under the revised program guidelines, please apply to GFI using the revised GFI application available here……
  • Click here for the application and more information
  • SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT FROM THE
    DESK OF MAYOR CARMEN F. AMATO, JR

    09-09-14 Sandy Recovery Survey-Wave 2 Underway Mayor Amato would like residents to participate in the Sandy Recovery Survey-Wave 2. The Monmouth University Polling Institute launched the initial Sandy Recovery Survey in the summer of 2013. Almost 1,700 residents in the most impacted areas of the state have participated to date. Results published so far have shed considerable light on the experiences of those most impacted by the storm. These reports were covered extensively by the media and can be found via the links below.

    The Sandy Recovery Survey aims to keep the issues facing those most affected by the storm in the public eye, and to provide policy makers with useful information as they respond to the unmet needs of their constituents and to help plan for future disaster response. In addition to the published reports, Monmouth University was able to provide certain communities with localized survey reports containing data specific to their area. Unfortunately, they were not able to provide Berkeley Township with a local survey report because they did not yet have enough survey participants from our community.

    Monmouth University has asked for the Township's assistance in spreading the word about the second installment of the Sandy Recovery Survey which is underway now. The survey link is www.monmouthpoll.org/sandy/

    Residents may take the survey confidentially without sharing personal information such as their name or contact information.

  • Displaced New Jerseyans Negative on Sandy Recovery Efforts- (10/28/13)
  • Displaced New Jerseyans Rate Government, Insurers on Sandy Recovery (10/29/13)
  • Aid Applicants Yet to Feel “reNEWed” (2/17/14)
  • Mental Health Issues Persist (3/20/14)
  • ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE, AGAIN… OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BEGINS
    ANNUAL FLU & PNEU SHOT CAMPAIGN IN BERKELEY

    “The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) will begin its annual flu/pneu campaign on September 23,” said Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr. “Everyone should know that when you get your flu shot, you not only protect yourself from the flu but you also avoid spreading it to others.”

    Mayor Amato added, “We would like everyone over the age of 6 months to get their flu shot and we also know how devastating the flu can be on older adults. The Ocean County Health Department is offering flu/pneu shots in many of our older adult communities to make it easier to access these important immunizations.”

    Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator, stated, “Influenza is contagious and caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Symptoms usually last only a few days in most people and may include: fever, cough, sore throat, headaches, chills, muscle aches and fatigue. There are other illnesses with the same symptoms and are often mistaken for flu. He continued, “Infants, the elderly, pregnant women and people that have certain health conditions, such as lung, heart or kidney disease or those with a weakened immune system, can get much sicker if they have the flu. There are thousands of deaths each year due to seasonal flu and even more require hospitalization. Vaccination is extremely important for pregnant women and people with chronic diseases.” Regenye continued, “Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against the flu. The 2014-2015 flu shot campaign will offer 3 choices for flu vaccination, which include: Regular dose for all people 6 month age and older – this is an injection into the muscle of the upper arm. This vaccine gives good protection from severe disease.

    High-dose for people 65 years of age and older – this is a newer vaccine, available for the last four years, which is designed to provide a higher immunity level for those 65 years of age or older. This age group is at a higher risk of sever consequences if they get the flu. Intradermal for people 18-64 years of age- this vaccine is injected just beneath the skin of the upper arm with a needle that is 90% smaller than the needle used for the “regular” vaccination. It provides the same protection as other flu vaccines for this age group. You may get a “mosquito bite-like” reaction in the skin from this vaccine.

    It is important for people to know that although flu shots give good protection against the flu, you can still get the flu, although the flu vaccination should lessen the severity of the illness. You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. Leslie Terjesen, OCHD Public Information Officer, said that the pneumococcal vaccine or the pneu shot, is important for all people 65 years of age and older to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia, a common cause of sever pneumonia in the age group. People who have the flu may also be more susceptible to infection with the bacteria that can cause this pneumonia. Mayor Amato added there will be eight public flu/pneu clinics in Berkeley Township. Medicare Part B covers the cost of a flu and pneu shot. For those without Medicare Part B or have a Medicare Managed Care Plan, the cost will be $20.00. A physician’s note or prescription is required for a pneumonia shot for those under the age of 65. Flu shots for both adults and children will be offered at the same time in addition to the different types of vaccines. “It is important to get your children vaccinated against flu; the rates of infection are highest among children. In addition, all children from six months to 59 months who attend any licensed child care or preschool facility must be vaccinated against flu between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. During this year’s flu/pneu clinics, additional Health Department services will be offered. LIVE HEALTHY OCEAN COUNTY will be offered at several of the flu/pneu sites. Berkeley Township Municipal Building on November 6th is one of those sites. As part of this program, you may be able to get a blood pressure reading, osteoporosis screening and a stroke risk assessment. In addition, other adult immunizations will be available, including the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and Shingles. Click Here for the Berkeley Township Flu Clinic Information

    Click Here for a List of all Berkeley Township Flu Clinics

    JCP&L Meter Configurations

    08-25-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to be aware that JCP&L has updated their Electric Meter Configuration Guidelines.

    To safely maintain its facilities, provide reliable service and help obtain accurate meter readings, JCP&L asks that customers provide easy and unobstructed access to its electric meters. To assist with this, JCP&L is offering the following information regarding newly approved meter connection guidelines to customers who are rebuilding or elevating homes located in coastal areas identified as FEMA flood zones:

  • Meter heights cannot exceed 60 inches above a horizontal surface. Acceptable surfaces include decks featuring permanent fixed stairs at least 36 inches wide.
  • Minimum clearances for the meter socket for overhead and underground construction are 42 inches across, 48 inches in front and 15 inches on each side of the meter socket.
  • Decks must be constructed to meet all applicable JCP&L standards, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electric Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local building code requirements.
  • JCP&L must review and approve the point of attachment prior to construction, and encourages customers to contact JCP&L prior to submitting plans to builders or municipal authorities.
  • Safety is a top priority for JCP&L and in order to protect its customers and facilities, the company requests that property owners contact them before any construction that involves utility lines. JCP&L can advise customers early in the process on minimum clearances that are required. Please see the attached documents for detailed drawings of meter installation requirements and meter decks. Click Here for the Printable Version of the guidelines

  • Click here for the Meter Deck Detail for Overhead Services
  • Click here for the Meter Deck Detail for Underground Services
  • BTMUA PHASE V Water Main Installation

    07-03-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that the BTMUA PHASE V water main installation for several streets in the Pinewald area is scheduled to begin on JULY 7, 2014. The residents in this area will receive the 2nd formal notice of the construction early next week. The construction should be completed sometime in the Fall. The Authority anticipates the 90 Notices to Connect will go out to the residents sometime in November. Updates will be provided as the project progresses.
  • ....Click Here for the list of streets
  • Mercantile Licensing

    06-04-14 The Berkeley Township Council has established an ordinance to License all Businesses within the Township. Click here for the Ordinance Establishing Mercantile Licenses

    Application

    JCP&L RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REBUILDING

    05-20-14 To accommodate rebuilding efforts and provide guidance in those areas where customers may have to raise their homes up in compliance with the new FEMA standards, Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L ) wants to make customers aware of potential clearance and access issues that should be discussed in advance of rebuilding.

    Issues have arisen with encroachments on the clearances between electric power lines and buildings and in some cases, could result in serious safety concerns, risk of property damage, injury or death. The intent of this letter is to raise awareness of these issues and to proactively review your plans before you commence your construction project or rebuilding efforts.

    To make application to JCP&L please call our 800 # ( 1-800-662-3115 ). When your application is received, a Layout Technician will be assigned to your project. The items listed in the document below will be needed to properly assess your plans. Please provide them at your earliest convenience. JCP&L requires a minimum of 30 days to process and review the application.

  • ....Click Here For the Full Details
  • 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. Click here for the Special Needs data Sheet

    NJDOT Route 35 News

    04-02-14 Christie Administration highlights progress in reconstruction of Sandy-damaged Route 35 on Barnegat Peninsula Complete Streets proposals for bicyclists and pedestrians detailed
  • .....More
  • .....Route 35 Bike Route Plans
  • 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 where community officials will have a first opportunity to review the preliminary FIRM and additional flood risk tools. Additional meetings will follow, including the CCO meeting with community officials and separate public open house meetings where the general public and other interested parties may ask questions about the preliminary FIRMs, the flood hazard mapping process, mitigating flood risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Once the affected communities receive the preliminary FIRMs and a public notice has been provided, a statutory 90-day appeal period will begin. During this time FEMA will accept scientific and technical information from interested parties submitted through community officials that may help better define local conditions and flood hazards. Following the end of the appeal period, and the resolution of any appeals, FEMA will finalize the maps and initiate a 6-month compliance period before formal map adoption. After this 6-month period, the updated FIRMs will be considered effective and will become the basis for flood insurance requirements, insurance premiums, and local building regulations. It typically takes 18 to 24 months from release of the preliminary FIRM to the final effective date. The final FIRM will be available at your community’s local map repository and online through FEMA’s Map Service Center
  • Click Here for FIRM Mapping page
  • Registered w/FEMA-STAY In Touch

    Mayor Amato urges residents who registered with FEMA by the May 1st deadline to keep their FEMA ID numbers and stay in touch with FEMA. Disaster assistance may be available for LOSSES NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. Survivors should get in touch with FEMA as soon as they receive their insurance settlement. Be sure to have the registration number FEMA assigned to your application at hand. Survivors who registered for disaster assistance before the May 1 deadline may check the status of their applications online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, as soon as receive their insurance settlement. If you received a letter from FEMA saying you were not eligible for assistance, one reason may be that you had not yet received an insurance settlement and it could not be factored into your application. ..More.

    Mayor Amato Announces
    Emergency Notification System

    Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations. Click here to Sign-up

    Planning Board TDR and Real Estate Market Analysis All the REMA and TDR information is posted on our Planning Board Page ..Click here to take you to the page

    FEMA & Sandy Disaster Information
    IMPORTANT FEMA LINKS
  • www.floodsmart.gov
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

  • FEMA Website
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

    Registered w/FEMA-STAY In Touch

    Mayor Amato urges residents who registered with FEMA by the May 1st deadline to keep their FEMA ID numbers and stay in touch with FEMA. Disaster assistance may be available for LOSSES NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. Survivors should get in touch with FEMA as soon as they receive their insurance settlement. Be sure to have the registration number FEMA assigned to your application at hand. Survivors who registered for disaster assistance before the May 1 deadline may check the status of their applications online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, as soon as receive their insurance settlement. If you received a letter from FEMA saying you were not eligible for assistance, one reason may be that you had not yet received an insurance settlement and it could not be factored into your application. ..More.

    DIDN'T REGISTER WITH FEMA OR DENIED OTHER ASSISTANCE? HELP MAY BE A PHONE CALL AWAY

    Mayor Amato would like all residents who are still struggling after Superstorm Sandy to know that there are still resources out there that can help. -- As the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, some New Jersey survivors who didn't apply for federal disaster assistance may now need help. While the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has passed, assistance may still be available from voluntary organizations through NJ 2-1-1. ....More

    Disaster Legal Response Program: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, is providing direct legal assistance to the victims of Super Storm Sandy. Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal assistance and advice to all storm survivors. Case descriptions for clients requiring additional legal assistance and who meet VLJ's financial eligibility guidelines are sent to volunteer attorneys via a weekly case list email. The most commonly encountered legal issues include insurance, FEMA, landlord tenant and contractor issues. Please call VLJ's toll free disaster hotline at (855) 301-2525.

    Preliminary FEMA Maps RELEASED Mayor Amato has learned the Preliminary FEMA Maps have been released. "The original ABFE maps released in December had nearly 40% of the homes in the maritime area in the Velosity "V- Zones". The Preliminary BFE maps released today, have removed that designation. Berkeley homes are no longer in the dreaded "V" Zone and some height elevations have also been reduced. Were very pleased these Preliminary Maps appear to have taken into consideration our argument." Mayor Amato said. " We will be meeting with our professional staff to review thoroughly and add comments to the process as needed. My letter and Council's Resolution: ....RESOLUTION - PROCLAIMING ITS ADOPTION OF THE ADVISORY BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS UNDER EXTREME PROTEST to FEMA was pretty clear in pointing out the flaws in the ABFE's. This is good news for our residents and Township. The rebuilding process for many can now commence knowing now what the future holds." Mayor Amato said. "The Mayor and Council will re-focus our efforts to the repeal or modification of the Biggert- Waters flood insurance rate act." Mayor Amato concluded.
  • Glen Cove
  • Good Luck Point
  • Berkeley Shores
  • South Seaside Park
  • Pelican Island
  • Base Flood Elevation(BFE) Address Lookup Tool
  • Fema Interactive Map of the Jersey Shore, Type your adddress in the upper right hand corner
  • FLOOD INSURANCE AND MITIGATION HELPLINE Mayor Amato would like residents to know if you have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques, FEMA has set up a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. The number is 1-877-287-9804 for people who need information about flood insurance, the latest ....More

  • FEMA Base Flood Elevation Mapping InformationFEMA has posted the proposed new Flood Elevation maps with tools to see what your area is classified as. Click here for The Web page
  • Advisory Base Flood Elevations - NJ and NY Frequently asked Questions Click Here for the Info
  • Changes in the Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Considerations for Rebuilding Click Here for the Info
  • Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program Click Here for the Info
  • GAP FUNDING INITIATIVE GRANT 09-19-19 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that the Gap Funding Initiative (GFI) has revised its program guidelines. All applications received on or after Monday, August 11, 2014 will be processed under the revised program guidelines outlined on the link to the website below. To be considered under the revised program guidelines, please apply to GFI using the revised GFI application available here……
  • Click here for the application and more information
  • 05-20-2014 JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REBUILDING

    To accommodate rebuilding efforts and provide guidance in those areas where customers may have to raise their homes up in compliance with the new FEMA standards, Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L ) wants to make customers aware of potential clearance and access issues that should be discussed in advance of rebuilding.

    Issues have arisen with encroachments on the clearances between electric power lines and buildings and in some cases, could result in serious safety concerns, risk of property damage, injury or death. The intent of this letter is to raise awareness of these issues and to proactively review your plans before you commence your construction project or rebuilding efforts.

    To make application to JCP&L please call our 800 # ( 1-800-662-3115 ). When your application is received, a Layout Technician will be assigned to your project.

  • ....Click Here For the Full Details
  • Electrical Inspections -Meter Resets

    As we enter 2014, JCP&L is anticipating a higher volume of customers looking to restore their services. JCP&L has additional resources in our Berkeley Operation Center dedicated to reconnect services. Over the past few weeks we have received a high volume of inspections throughout the Sandy Related areas. Earlier in the year I worked with our Director of Operations to provide those community's our time frame for restoring service.

    Attached is the link detailing our construction time frame:

  • Information on Sandy-Related Repairs, Demolitions and Home Elevations
  • Meter Reset

    If your home's electrical system was damaged and the required work has been completed, please contact your municipality to schedule an electrical inspection (an inspection is required before service can be restored). They will send confirmation of the inspection to JCP&L. • If there is no additional work required, your meter will be set in 3-5 days. • In cases where a new service line needs to be run to your home or other construction is required, please allow at least 10 - 15 working days. Here is the link where customer can check to see if we received their inspection:
  • Click Here to check on your inspection
  • At this time, majority of the service reconnections require running a new service wire and setting the meter. I would like to set up a meeting to better understand you turn around on your electrical inspections. The purpose of my request is to provide residents the information they need to plan accordingly as they rebuild.

  • Meter Re-Build Information
  • ....Click Here For the Full Details
  • ....Berkeley Township Requirements for NJNG Hook-ups
  • Please visit New Jersey natural gas website for more Details NJNG Website
  • Replacing Your Lost Important Papers

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know how get some of those important documents back. The following is a partial list of ways to get duplicates of destroyed or missing documents: ..Click here for the list.

    IRS Information for Victims of Sandy Mayor Amato wants residents to know that The Internal Revenue Service has created a website that provides information and legal guidance for Sandy victims.
  • ...Webpage
  • Voluntary Demolition Program The Township is currently identifying properties that may require assistance in demolishing structurally damaged homes and/or removing debris from private property. If you believe your home sustained structural damage from Super Storm Sandy, or still contains debris and/or trees that are leaning or hanging onto your property as a result of the Storm, you can apply to participate in the Private Property Debris Removal ("PPDR") program. The application deadline is June 30, 2013. In order to apply, you must have been the owner of the property on October 29, 2012. A notarized completed Right of Entry form and copy of a homeowner's valid ID will automatically register your property into the program. ....More and the Application Form

    "ReNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center

    Mayor Amato is pleased to announce that The Christie Administration today announced that a "reNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center will open in Lakewood. Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed by the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Center to apply in-person for grants designed to encourage them to resettle in their homes and help them repair, elevate or rebuild their residences. For more information on the "reNew Jersey Stronger" initiative, including details about the application process, determination of eligibility, and award calculation, visit
  • www.renewjerseystronger.org
  • or call the hotline number 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946).

    The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center that will open is located at: 750 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.

    Homeowners Struggling with Mortgage Payments..... Mayor Amato is pleased to Announce the Christie Administration's Assistance for Homeowners Struggling with Mortgage PaymentsNew Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to Host Free Outreach Events for Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced that the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) will receive $197,802 from the federal Making Home Affordable ....More

    New Jersey' Clean Energy Program - Energy Incentives Mayor Amato would like to remind residents of the New Jersey' Clean Energy Program's enhanced incentives for High Efficiency Appliances for Storm Victims. Berkeley Township is designated as a "major" damaged area impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Because of this designation, Berkeley residents may be eligible for enhanced incentives on high efficiency equipment/appliances. ...More

    Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group

    Mayor Amato urges residents who are still financially struggling from Superstorm Sandy to reach out to Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group. Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group finds its mission in its name: we’re here to assist you for the long-term. Take a moment to ask yourself these questions and then we invite you to reach out to us today.
  • Are you finding it challenging and overwhelming trying to get back to normal since the disaster?
  • Are you having trouble determining your next steps when it comes to rebuilding your life after a disaster?
  • Do you feel alone, as if you have no one who understands what you are going through?
  • Are you having financial problems as a direct result of the disaster?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the resources and services offered?
  • Are you still waiting for your insurance or FEMA checks?
  • Do you need help navigating the system of disaster recovery (i.e. social services, FEMA, insurance etc.)?
  • If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, please consider contacting a Disaster Case Manager (DCM).
  • ...More Information
  • Homes For All, Inc. has grant funds available for re-building. Contact 732-286-7929. ....Click Here for More Information

    Demolition Guide From the Governor's Office approved by the EPA: ....Click Here For the final, EPA-approved demolition guidance document

    New Jersey Natural Gas Update regarding Demolishing or Raising Your Post-Sandy Home
  • NJNG website update
  • UCEDC Offering 2% Working Capital Loans For Small Businesses: UCEDC is a Non Profit Economic Development Corporation offering a 2% working Capital Loan for Superstorm Sandy recovery. ....More

  • UCEDC Website
  • WIND DAMAGE LETTER: To facilitate the claims process, Mayor Amato has provided a letter for homeowners who are having problems with their Homeowners Insurance Company regarding wind damage. In addition the OEM Coordinator for Seaside Park has provided us with a letter stating an actual wind gust of 97 mph

    ....Wind Damage letter

    ....Seaside Park Memo measuring wind Gust of 97 mph

    FEMA HAzard Mitigation Seminar -Watch the Recording. Mayor Amato has made available the recordings for the two informational seminars.

    WATCH A RECORDING OF BOTH SEMINARS..Click here Watch

    FACT SHEET - REBUILDING AFTER SANDY
  • Click Here for the FACT SHEET

    Ocean County AmeriCorps Response Team: Visit us at:
  • FACEBOOK PAGE
  • TWITTER
  • EMAIL
  • Phone: 732-804-9859
  • NJDEP BLUE ACRES PROGRAM: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications from residents located in flood prone areas that wish to sell their properties through its Blue Acres Program. People who are eligible for blue acres are those that have been damaged by or prone to incurring damage caused by storms or related storm flooding or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damages. Acquired properties are permanently deed restricted as open space in accordance with the NJDEP statutes and are made open to the public. If you wish to participate or apply for this program, the application can be found at: Blue Acres Application

    NJDEP Blue Acres Info Page

  • Mayor Amato and Chief DiMichele are pleased to announce that the Route 35 Entry Checkpoint in Seaside Park and all Checkpoints in South Seaside Park have been discontinued. "Many residents have re-populated these areas and have started the rebuilding process. It is time to get back to some level of normalcy. Police units will continue to be assigned to patrol the area. Residents who see any suspicious activity, should immediately report it to the Berkeley Township Police Department: (732)341-6600 or use the anomious tip line: (732) 341-1132 ext: 611." Mayor Amato said.The Following Information is provided:
  • Residential Stickers and Work Entry Permits are discontinued
  • The 6 P.M. to 5 A.M. pedestrian curfew will remain in effect
  • The Beaches and Bay front areas remain closed Printable Version
  • NJ Dept of Community Affairs rebuilding restoration guidelines for Sandy Victims NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Evacuation Letter for Homeowners in South Seaside Park. Homeowners who own property in South Seaside Park whose Insurance Companies need more than the Governor's Executive Order to prove they are not allowed to live in their homes at this time. ....Click Here to print the Letter
  • Calendar of Events
    View the interactive Calendar of events.
    Emergency Management & Weather
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    View the Emergency Management page.