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.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Mayor Amato would like to invite all of our residents to the Berkeley Township Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park. The next concert is on Wednesday, August 26th starting at 6 pm featuring Almost Queen.
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Mayor Amato would like everyone to support the ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE.
Mayor Amato's school supply drive supports the children of Berkeley Schools whose families are in need of basic school supplies for the upcoming scholastic year. New items such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks and other staple supplies will be collected at each concert
at a designated location in Veterans Park. monetary donations will be accepted in lieu of Merchandise. Each donation will get you a chance to enter a drawing on Community Pride Day (Sept. 12th) which includes a remote controlled drone helicopter.
Summer Farmers Market Veterans Park
Mayor Amato is pleased to announce that Berkeley Township will be hosting the first annual summer farmers market at Veterans Park on Tuesday's starting June 23rd 11 am to 4 pm and encourages all residents to stop by for fresh summer produce. We are also still accepting vendors for the market for more information on becoming a vendor please call our Recreation Department at 732-269-4456.
LEGAL NOTICE - TOWNSHIP OF BERKELEY
Notice Of Declaratory Action And Motion Before The Superior Court Of New Jersey For A Round 3 Judgment Of Compliance And Repose And Related Mount Laurel Relief
NOTICE is hereby given that, on July 2, 2015, the Township of Berkeley filed a Declaratory Complaint in Ocean County Superior Court, Law Division, in response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in In re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 & 5:97 by N.J. Council on Affordable Housing, 221 N.J. 1 (2015) (hereinafter “In re COAH”). Through its Declaratory Complaint, the Township is asking the Court to:
Deadline for Hurricane Sandy Claims Review
September 15, 2015
Mayor Amato would like residents to be aware that the Last Day to Submit Hurricane Sandy Claims for Review is four weeks away:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy that there are four weeks remaining to request a review if they believe their claims were underpaid for any reason. FEMA set a Sept. 15, 2015 deadline for policyholders to request a review.
FEMA sent letters to approximately 142,000 NFIP policyholders who filed claims resulting from Hurricane Sandy, offering them an opportunity to have their files reviewed. To date, more than 10,000 policyholders have entered the process. Additional payments will be made to policyholders when warranted. To be eligible for the review, policyholders must have experienced flood damage between Oct. 27, 2012 and Nov. 6, 2012 as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Policyholders can call the NFIP’s Hurricane Sandy claims center at 866-337-4262 to request a review.
Alternately, policyholders can go online to www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims to download a form requesting a review. The downloaded form may be filled out and emailed to FEMAfirstname.lastname@example.org to start the review process.
For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use 711 or VRS, please call 866-337-4262 to facilitate the filing of their claim review. For individuals using a TTY, please call 800-462-7585 to begin the review process.
Before contacting the claims center, policyholders are asked to have the policyholder’s name, their flood insurance carrier name, policy number that was in effect at the time of the loss, and the address of the damaged property. For security purposes, you will be asked to provide some information to verify your identity. Policyholders will be asked a series of questions to determine whether they qualify for review. Once qualified, they will be called by an adjuster to begin the review. The timing of this call may be affected by the volume of requests for review. Most reviews can be concluded within 90 days.
Files will be assigned to an NFIP-certified adjuster who will review the claim file. Adjusters will contact policyholders to guide them through the review process. Policyholders who have already requested their review can call 866-337-4262 if they have questions or need more information.
Establishing this review is just one step in the plan to ensure that the NFIP is customer-focused and helps policyholders recover from flooding in a fair, transparent and expeditious way. The Sandy claims review process is intended to be simple for the policyholder and does not require paid legal assistance. Additionally, there are several nonprofit service providers ready to offer free advice and answer questions policyholders may have. A list of these advocacy groups can be found on the claims review website at www.fema.gov/advocacy-groups-and-services-referral-list.www.fema.gov/advocacy-groups-and-services-referral-list.
If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.
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
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
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
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 will have the shredding truck : Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Public Works Yard, 630 Pinewald-Keswick Rd. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
FEMA Flood Map Information
The interactive "What Is My BFE?" tool link below can help you compare the current effective and the revised FEMA flood hazard data available for your property.
Click For The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Lookup Tool
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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.
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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.
Click here for the Special Needs data Sheet