Special Council Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Berkeley will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.,
at the Berkeley Township Municipal Building Meeting Room, 627 Pinewald-Keswick Road, Bayville, N.J.
re: Budget Amendment, Contract Awards and Salary Ordinances. Public Invited. Official action will be taken. Beverly M. Carle, RMC Township Clerk.
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.
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Night Out Against Crime and
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., is pleased to announce the fourth installment of our 2015 Sounds of Summer Concert Series will continue on August 5th.
“This is also our 4th Annual National Night out against Crime which begins at 5pm. The Berkeley Township Police Department will be on hand along with our Township First Aid Squads, Township Fire Departments, HAZMAT Unit, NJ State Police Helicopter Unit, Ocean County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit, Mounted Patrol and SWAT team. All of the public safety organizations will be on hand to meet and greet residents and to show the different equipment they utilize. All of these public safety agencies will have their vehicles and equipment on display as well." Mayor Amato said.
“The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit will team up with Ocean County SWAT team to provide demonstrations. The Sheriff’s Department will also be providing free child ID's. There will be a fire safety trailer for participants to walk through and learn what can be done to avoid accidental fires. Weather permitting; we will have a NJ State Police helicopter on hand so residents can get an up-close look and flight demonstration.” Mayor Amato said.
“The Ocean County Security Department and the Berkeley Township Police Bike Patrol will host a bike rodeo where children will learn bike safety and practice their skills in a course designed by the Ocean County Security Dept. All children who arrive with bicycles and helmets can participate and each child will receive a coupon to a local ice cream shop as part of the summer long “Get Caught Being Good” program.” Mayor Amato said.
“Our DARE Program will also be on hand with games and prizes for the children to enjoy. The Berkeley Township PBA Local 237 has generously donated a 68ft long inflatable obstacle course, sumo wrestling suits and a rockwall for all to enjoy free of charge.” Mayor Amato said.
I would like to thank all of our police, fire and first responders for their participation once again." Mayor Amato said.
"Special thanks to Chief DiMichele for embracing the idea I brought forth to start the Night out Against Crime in Berkeley four years ago and Lieutenant Ryan Roth for organizing the event on behalf of our community.” Mayor Amato said.
“The entertainment for the evening will feature Simply Diamond a Neil Diamond Tribute Band that will begin at 7:30pm. Please come on out for a great evening and bring a chair. Refreshments are always provided by our area non-profit groups that use these concerts as fundraisers for their organizations.” Mayor Amato said.
“I am also pleased to announce that evening, in conjunction with the Berkeley Municipal Alliance, the Berkeley Police Department and County and State Agencies; we will have a prescription drug collection tent. Mayor Amato said.
"We have been very proactive in our efforts to provide our residents the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. For the last few years, our Township has participated in "Project Medicine Drop" were we collected unused, unwanted and expired medications at a convenient drop off location twice a year.” Mayor Amato said.
“Last year, Berkeley Township became the sixth township in Ocean County to have a prescription drop off box to provide the proper disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications.” Mayor Amato said.
“The prescription drug drop box is installed at our police station where citizens can dispose their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications safely and securely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Mayor Amato said.
“As a reminder The Berkeley Township Police Department has an anonymous tip line (732) 341-1132, Ext. 611. This tip line is only for matters that do not require an immediate police response. Some examples for using the tip line are suspicious vehicles coming and going to a residence. You suspect some type of illegal activity and just want to let us know. However, if you think you observed a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.” Mayor Amato concluded.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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