Mayor Amato Urges Sandy Victims
To File to Have Claims Re-opened
Reopen your claim!! The extended deadline is approaching fast. This will likely be the last extension for Sandy victims to reopen their claim. The deadline for requesting a review is October 15, 2015.
Since Super Storm Sandy hit our Township, we have been dealing with it's aftermath. Homeowners, at no fault of their own, have have to deal with FEMA, Insurance Companies and other agencies to try to obtain funding to rebuild. I speak to residents on a daily basis and understand they are frustrated and suffering from "Sandy Fatigue" from the endless paperwork and phone calls.
The procedure for processing claims has been flawed. I am encouraging all residents to file.
I want to thank Senator Menendez, Congressman MacArthur and George Kasimos, of Stop-FEMA-Now, for their efforts.
According to press reports Since the first deadline, FEMA spokesman Rafael Lemaitre said 15,456 claims have been found eligible for review and the average payment so far has been about $16,000, but that only represents what has been approved. The agency had initially promised a 90-day turnaround for payments.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officially announced that it has decided to forgive up to $20,000 in new insurance money per homeowner that overlaps with rebuilding grants.
This is great news. Reopen your claim today.
To reopen a claim, call 1-866-337-4262 or go to to www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims.
Pay Your Property Taxes Online
Mayor Amato announces that property owners in Berkeley Township will now be able to pay your property taxes online. There will be a minimal service charge that the bank charges for the service.
Click Here to look up your taxes and pay them online
MUA Hydrant Flushing
Mayor Amato would like residents to know that the Berkeley Township MUA will be flushing hydrants from October 5, 2015 through November 6, 2015 between 8 PM and 12 midnight. There may be low water pressure and some discoloration of water. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The BTMUA is a drop off location for used cell phones for the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE
OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
GEARS UP FOR ITS ANNUAL SEASONAL FLU SHOT CAMPAIGN
Mayor Amato would like residents to know that “The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) will be offering its annual influenza (flu) and pneumonia shot program at several sites in Berkeley Township beginning on September 23rd with a flu/pneu shot site at Holiday City Carefree from 10-12PM. The 2015-2016 seasonal flu shot theme this year is The Flu Ends with U. This points out that the flu shot will not only protect you, but that we each have a hand in protecting those around us,” stated Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr.
Tuesday, 10/6 – Holiday City South ... 10 – 12PM
(also included the Prescription Drop-Off)
Tuesday 10/6 Holiday City West ... 10 – 12PM
Thursday 10/15 – St. Barnabas ... 1 – 3PM
Wednesday, 10/28 – Berkeley Municipal Building ... 10 – 12PM
(also includes the Live Healthy Ocean County program)
Wednesday, 11/4 – Berkeley Library .. 5:30 – 7:30PM
Report a Pothole
Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experience we realize that it creates 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.
Click here to report the pothole location
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Emergency Notifications Via Nixle
Mayor Amato Announces
Emergency Notification System
Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system (CODE RED) to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations.
Click here to Sign-up
United Water - UWCares Program
Mayor Amato would like to let residents know, who reside in the United Water franchise area, that if they are having a financial hardship in paying their water bills, United Water offers assistance through its UWCares program. The program is for customers who cannot pay their water bills due to financial hardships. Additional details about UWCares can be found at www.uwcares.org
or by calling 1-888-942-8080.
Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint
Mayor Amato & The Berkeley Township Police Department will be hosting a monthly Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint at the: *Bayville Volunteer Fire Company #1*, 645 Rt. 9, Bayville, N.J. 2nd Wednesday of the month from March to October 2015; 3pm to 7pm.
Dates include: June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, & October 14
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
RESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING PROGRAM
CLICK HERE FOR ALL Ocean County Document Shredding Sites
This FREE service is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents of Ocean County can utilize any of sites.
Berkeley Township had their shredding event on Saturday, September 26, 2015