The Borough of Seaside Park, located on the Barnegat Barrier Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, was incorporated in 1898. Seaside Park is a small town of only 0.77 square miles with a year-round population of just over 2,200 residents. With almost two miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean, the borough’s main industry is summer tourism. Seaside Park is bordered on the north by the Borough of Seaside Heights and its amusement arcades, rides and boardwalk. To the south is South Seaside Park, which is an unincorporated section of Berkeley Township, and Island Beach State Park.
Seaside Park is located across the Barnegat Bay from Toms River, the county seat of Ocean County. It is easily reached by Route 37 from the west (Garden State Parkway exit 82 or Route 70 to Route 37 east) or Route 35 from the north (Garden State Parkway exit 98, Route 34 east to Route 35 south).
Posted April 23, 2015
2015 BEACH BADGES WILL BE ON SALE BEGINNING
FRIDAY MAY 1ST
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MONDAY to FRIDAY 10 am-3 pm
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10 am–5 pm
BADGES WILL BE SOLD AT THE ‘N’ STREET BATHOUSE ON THE BOARDWALK SIDE.
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|PRE-SEASON (ON OR BEFORE JUNE 22ND)
|SENIOR CITIZEN (65+ YEARS WITH PROOF OF AGE)
|PRE-SEASON BOAT RAMP (ON OR BEFORE JUNE 22ND)
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CASH ∞ CHECK ∞ CREDIT CARD
No starter or out-of state checks.
Only NJ driver’s license including phone no.
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Children 11 and under are FREE
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Please call 732-793-3700 for more information
Posted April 22, 2015
FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP LIES IN ITS YOUTH
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
COMMISSIONER BOB MARTIN
(15/P35) TRENTON – Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, an important day commemorated by events that remind us of the importance of protecting our planet and its natural resources – not just for today, but for future generations.
We know our resources are not limitless. And that they are fragile. New Jersey for years has had a strong environmental ethic, even paving the way for much of the country. This is especially evident in our schools, where students and faculty are spearheading recycling efforts and energy conservation initiatives such as rain gardens and solar panels. They are also planting native vegetation and making innovative uses of technology to find new ways to conserve and protect.
Posted April 17, 2015
Route 35 overnight full closure in Bay Head and Mantoloking rescheduled for Monday due to weather
Minor work tonight will require alternating traffic
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the full overnight closure of Route 35 for final paving in Bay Head and Mantoloking is being rescheduled for Monday, April 20 because of weather. However, there will be work on Route 35 tonight requiring alternating traffic.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 17, through 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane of Route 35 with alternating traffic between Lyman Street in Mantoloking through Osborne Avenue in Bay Head to level the roadway in preparation for the final paving on Monday. There will be no parking allowed on the shoulder of Route 35 tonight in the work zone.
Mount Street, which was expected to be paved today, also will be paved on Monday, April 20. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be no parking on Mount Street and no access to driveways the day it is paved.
NJDOT’s Community Outreach Team will continue to notify residents in advance of work being done. Downer Street, Lyman Street, Goetze Street were repaved this week.
Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, April 20, until 6 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., will close Route 35 in both directions at Osborne Avenue in Bay Head through Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking for final paving of the highway.
There will be no parking allowed on Route 35 in the work zone and no access to driveways during the overnight closure. Parking will be available on side streets.
The full closure of the roadway is required to apply the surface course of asphalt using a process known as echelon paving. This technique eliminates the seams between lanes, reducing the possibility of roadway deterioration and potholes, which should provide a longer-lasting surface. A small portion of the project north of Osborne Avenue will be paved using traditional daytime alternating traffic.
The following signed detours will be in place Monday night with local police assisting at points along the detour:
Southbound motorists will turn right onto Osborne Avenue
Turn left onto Lake Avenue
Continue to Johnson Street then turn right at stop sign and turn left onto Clayton Avenue
Clayton Avenue becomes Barnegat Lane in Mantoloking
Continue to Herbert Street/Route 528 and turn right then immediate left turn onto Bay Avenue
Turn left onto Princeton Avenue then turn right to return to Route 35 South
Northbound traffic will turn left onto Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking
Turn right onto Bay Avenue
Continue to Herbert Street/Route 528 and turn right then immediate left on Barnegat Lane
Barnegat Lane becomes Clayton Avenue in Bay Head
Turn right onto Johnson Street then immediate left onto Lake Avenue
Turn right onto Osborne Avenue then turn left to return to Route 35 North
Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.
Route 35, which is the backbone of the Barnegat Peninsula, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy and is being completely rebuilt. The $310 million project is divided into three geographic sections and began during the summer of 2013.
The new stone-and-asphalt roadway will be two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface. A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.
NJDOT has an accelerated schedule for this project to accomplish a massive amount of work in as short a timeframe as possible to bring the shore back better than ever. The Department is advancing this project in a manner that balances the desire to work expeditiously with the need to accommodate residents, business owners and visitors.
The Department has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, email@example.com for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses.
NJDOT also has created a project-specific website that provides information on the proposed construction activity. The site will be updated as work advances.
Posted April 13, 2015
Side street paving to take place during the day as the project nears completion
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced final paving for Route 35 and some side streets in Bay Head and Mantoloking is scheduled for next week as this piece of the Route 35 reconstruction nears completion.
NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., is scheduled to pave Downer Street, Lyman Street, Goetze Street and Mount Street, throughout next week. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting Monday, April 13. Lyman Street and Downer Street will be paved on Monday. Goetze Street will be paved on Tuesday. Mount Street will be paved on Wednesday.
Posted April 10, 2015
NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project
LAVALLETTE & TOMS RIVER PAVING OPERATIONS FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH AND SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH
In order to begin paving along Route 35 Northbound, there will be NO PARKING rules in effect on the east side/ocean side of the highway on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th from 6am to 6pm.
The contractor will begin milling and sweeping the east side of the highway on Friday and paving will begin on Saturday.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please remember to travel safely through work zones.
If you have any questions please contact the NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction
Project Hotline at 732-230-7356.
Posted March 24, 2015
Seaside Park & Township of Berkeley
Please be advised that the Route 35 northbound and southbound detour at 14th Street will be moved to 10th Street starting Wednesday, March 25th to allow for the contractor to begin excavating the east side/northbound lanes.
Thank you for your patience during this critical infrastructure project.
Project Hotline 732-230-7356
Posted March 20, 2015
Rental Inspections will be 1 Saturday per month for the next three months. The dates are as follows: April 11, May 9 and June 6. All inspections can be scheduled between 8:00am and 3:00pm. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 732-793-5100.
Posted March 12, 2015
The Ocean County Board Of Chosen Freeholders and The Ocean County Department Of Solid Waste Management are sponsoring several document shredding events in 2015 throughout Ocean County. This is open to all Ocean County residents who want to safely and securely recycle old personal documents. Seaside Park will be host to one of these shredding events on Saturday – August 29, 2015 from 9am to 11am, or until the truck is full; with a possible extension to 1pm if needed. This will be held at the recycling yard at 14th & Barnegat Avenues.
Click here for a list of locations for 2015 Shredding.
Participants are limited to 6 boxes of documents per day. Materials NOT accepted for shredding are X-rays, CD’s, floppy disks, microfilm and file folders. Please visit the Ocean County Solid Waste Management website at http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/SolidWaste/ for more information.
Posted March 3, 2015
Christie Administration Announces RREM Information Session in Ocean County to Assist Homeowners Hard Hit by Superstorm Sandy
Information Session Rescheduled Due to Weather Will Be Held in Seaside Park on March 9 to Answer RREM Applicants’ Questions about Rebuilding Their Homes
Contact: Lisa Ryan
For Immediate Release
March 2, 2015
Trenton, NJ – Continuing its ongoing efforts to assist Sandy-impacted families in rebuilding their storm-damaged homes, the Christie Administration today announced that the 11th information session rescheduled because of inclement weather will be held Monday, March 9th, in Seaside Park, Ocean County, to provide personal assistance for storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.
The information session will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tri Boro First Aid Squad, 61 J Street, Seaside Park, to provide individualized, hands-on help to enable eligible RREM participants to navigate the program’s process.
The RREM information session is open to eligible RREM participants from any of the nine counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 800 RREM applicants have attended the information sessions held from October through January in other communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.
“The information sessions have been very well-received because they are designed to provide individualized answers to homeowners’ questions that arise during all stages in their RREM process,” said Richard E. Constable, III, Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which is administering many of the Sandy Recovery initiatives for the State, including the RREM Program.
Housing Counselors will also be present to offer free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide-array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, homelessness prevention, rental counseling, and advice on reverse mortgages and home equity conversion.
“As a further enhancement to the State’s recovery services, we have launched the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program in each of the nine most impacted counties to provide additional housing assistance to homeowners and renters who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy,” Commissioner Constable said.
RREM applicants recently approved for funding who are unsure of the implications of their newly funded status and are just selecting a contractor to start rehabilitation are encouraged to attend the information session to receive answers to their general questions.
A major focus of the information sessions is to encourage RREM Program participants who have not signed and returned their Right of Entry forms to complete and submit them to the DCA. RREM applicants must complete and return the Right of Entry form to allow the State to conduct a federally mandated environmental and historical review of their home to ensure there are no negative impacts to the environment and any historical or archaeological artifacts. At the information sessions, program participants are also encouraged to return their completed Duplication of Benefits questionnaire, which is needed to calculate their grant awards.
Eligible RREM applicants can also use the information session to check the status of their application, address challenges they may be facing in their individual rebuilding process, determine new action items, and educate themselves about best practices and key information as they move through the program. Also, homeowners nearing completion on the rebuilding of their storm-damaged home can receive answers to any outstanding questions.
The RREM Program is the largest of the housing recovery programs launched by the State in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The program provides grants to Sandy-impacted homeowners to cover rebuilding costs up to $150,000 that are not funded by insurance, FEMA assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, or other sources.
Representatives from the DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division, Housing Recovery Centers, and RREM Program Managers will be present to answer specific questions about the RREM Program. Additionally, representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will be available to discuss respectively the federally mandated environmental and historical review and best practices in selecting a reliable contractor to undertake home rebuilding work.
For more information on the RREM Information Session, RREM applicants may contact the DCA’s Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling 609-292-3750 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program, visit http://www.renewjerseystronger.org/homeowners/sandy-recovery-housing-counseling-program/ or http://www.renewjerseystronger.org/.
Posted February 20, 2015
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ocean County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at two Open Houses scheduled to take place in Ocean County on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.
During the past year and a half, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II office has released updates to the flood hazard maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for New Jersey’s coastal communities. The FIRMs identify areas of flood risk in these coastal communities.
Posted February 13, 2015
Download the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report here. You may also pick up a paper copy at the Seaside Park Borough Hall (1701 North Ocean Avenue) and at the Building & Code Enforcement Office (4th & Central Avenue). Please call 732-793-5100 for more information or with any questions you may have.
Posted February 9, 2015
Borough Offices will be closed for the following scheduled holidays: Thursday, February 12th and Monday, February 16th
Posted February 6, 2015
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Route 37 – Mathis Bridge Eastbound over the Barnegat Bay
Township of Toms River and Borough of Seaside Heights, Ocean County
Public Information Center
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4 – 7 PM
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost, will hold a Public Information Center to inform local residents and businesses of the Route 37 Eastbound Thomas Mathis Bridge Deck Replacement Project in the Township of Toms River and the Borough of Seaside Heights, Ocean County. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments at the meeting, by mail, or by e-mail.
Posted February 2, 2015
Temporary Road Closure in Mantoloking
Please be aware on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 the intersection of Barnegat Lane and Lyman Street in Mantoloking will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to accommodate utility work related to the Route 35 project.
During this time the intersection will be closed to all through traffic.
If you have any questions, please contact the NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project Hotline at 732-230-7356.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted January 29, 2015
Notice of Rescheduled Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., that the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 regular meeting of the Seaside Park Planning Board’s re-organization meeting for 2015 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated formal action may be taken at this time.
Notice of Rescheduled Meeting
Rescheduled Grant Notice
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A.10:4-6 et.seq., that the Borough of Seaside Park Planning Board will hold a hearing to consider the adoption of the Strategic Recovery Planning Report to the Borough’s Master Plan during their 2015 re-organization meeting that has been re-scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in the second floor Borough Council Meeting Room, located at Sixth & Central Avenues, Seaside Park, NJ.
Rescheduled Grant Notice