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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).

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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.

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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
Deck Replacement
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.

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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

Posted January 29, 2015


(15/P11) TRENTON – Fisherman’s Walkway, a popular and functional surf fishing access point at Island Beach State Park that was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, has been fully restored and is now reopened, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

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Posted January 26, 2015

Snow emergency is in now in effect: Due to the Route 35 road construction, If you are unable to park your vehicle off the street, please park on the south side. The current Route 35 crossovers are as follows: N Street, L Street, H Street, E Street, 2nd Avenue, 7th Avenue, 9th Avenue and 14th Avenue.

The Seaside Park Office of Emergency Management has cancelled all activities in Seaside Park through Wednesday. The following is cancelled:

  • Monday Evening Book Club
  • Monday 7 pm meeting with Seaside Park School Board
  • Tuesday Seaside Park Recreation Center 5 pm
  • Tuesday Seaside Park Planning Board 7 pm re-organization meeting

Rescheduled dates will be posted when they become available.

Garbage and Recycling Notice:
Due to the snowstorm: Tuesday bayside garbage will be rescheduled to Thursday for curbside pickup. Wednesday recycling pickup is cancelled and will be picked up on February 4th.

Posted January 26, 2015

Prepared to Respond Should Heavy Snow Affect Company’s Operations
Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is monitoring developing severe weather conditions and has completed storm restoration preparations should the significant snowfall that is forecast to hit New Jersey cause power outages.


“JCP&L has activated our storm restoration plan and at this point has mobilized approximately 100 additional line personnel to assist with outage restoration efforts, if needed,” said Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. “We are centralizing restoration efforts at our Red Bank headquarters where our company Incident Management Team personnel can efficiently monitor the impact of the storm and better coordinate available resources to make repairs.”Winter’s cold temperatures, heavy snow and wind have the potential to cause damage to poles, wires and substations, requiring crews to make repairs in difficult conditions. In advance of the winter season, JCP&L completed maintenance work on equipment and did various inspections to help prepare its infrastructure for cold-weather operations.

The winter preparation work included inspecting heating equipment for substation components, such as capacitor banks, transformers, and oil- and gas-filled circuit breakers. Substation buildings that house remote-controlled relay equipment were winterized and the heating systems inspected.

Company bucket trucks and other vehicles also have been inspected to ensure safe operation during the winter season. Special emphasis is placed on the condition of tires and any air braking systems, which can freeze if moisture is present. In addition, snow removal equipment is on standby. Plows are used to help crews gain access to substations, and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities.

Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. FirstEnergy customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive billing reminders, weather alerts in advance of major storms, and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Customers can also use two-way text messaging to report outages, request updates on restoration efforts, and make other inquiries about their electric accounts.
More information about these communications tools is available online at

Posted January 21, 2015

Seaside Park Traffic Advisory

Please be advised on Wednesday, January 21st in the afternoon both northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted onto the southbound lanes (west side of the highway) between L Street and 5th Avenue in Seaside Park. Reconstruction work will commence on the northbound lanes (east side of the highway) immediately after this traffic shift takes effect.

Thank you for your patience during this critical infrastructure project.

NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project
Community Outreach Team

Posted January 5, 2015

Mayor, Council, and Administration at the 2014 Big Wave Awards Dinner where the Borough of Seaside Park was given the Resilience Award. The Resilience Award is presented to an organization or individual that continues to grow and become stronger in the wake of continual challenges. The award is currently on display on the first floor of Borough Hall in the Administrative Offices. The bio for Seaside Park is below.

Big Wave Award 2014 Mayor and Council

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Before it was recognized as The Family Resort, the Borough of Seaside Park traces its history back to the late 1800’s. Houses were few and far between, fishing was the prominent foundation of the town, the Pennsylvania Railroad ran through the streets, and only the wealthy vacationed in the grand hotels.

The development of shore towns, like Seaside Park, was driven by the growth of the middle class as they began to take hold in America. Over the decades, Seaside Park’s pristine white sand beaches and well known boardwalk developed into a tourist destination. Although primarily recognized as a tourist town, many call Seaside Park home. Seaside Park residents were greatly affected by SuperStorm Sandy in October of 2012. The community stood together and braced the challenges Sandy brought forth. However, less than a year later, the community was forced to watch, as their memories of the iconic boardwalk burned in an early September afternoon fire. The community took the experiences of Sandy, stood together and did what was necessary to move forward.

In the face of adversity there is no material as resilient as the human spirit. The resiliency of Seaside Park’s community is extraordinary and inspirational. Seaside Park’s ability to unite after these heartbreaking events truly shows the level of community pride reflected through residents and businesses alike. The past two years tested not only the spirit of our community, but the resiliency and pride that reflects our community today.

Posted December 23, 2014

The 2015 Garbage & Recycling Guide is now available at the following locations:

Online – click this link

Brough Hall – 1701 North Ocean Ave.

Construction Department – 313 SW Central Ave.

Police Station Lobby – 6th & Central Aves.

Recycling Center – On the shed – 14th & Barnegat Aves.

Posted December 23, 2014


(14/P142) TRENTON – In yet another positive step for air quality in New Jersey, the Christie Administration today announced that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has notified the state that New Jersey is in compliance with the new and more stringent federal health standard for fine particles, a type of air pollutant that can cause serious health problems, especially in vulnerable populations.

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Posted December 23, 2014


(14/P143) TRENTON – New Jersey residents can kick off the New Year with some fun, healthy and free outdoor activities to be offered statewide on Jan. 1 by the State Park Service as part of the annual America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.

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Posted December 22, 2014

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2014
Contact: Steve Schapiro – 609.530.4280

Route 35 reopened and detour removed today in Bay Head
Traffic shift next week in Seaside Park as the project advances

(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced Route 35 has been reopened and the detour removed from the intersection of Delaware Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach to Osborne Avenue in Bay Head as work on that section of roadway has been completed.

This afternoon, Friday, December 19, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., reopened the one block portion of Route 35 from Delaware Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach to Osborne Avenue in Bay Head that had been closed since November 24 to reconstruct the roadway and drainage in this area.

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Seaside Park
On Monday, December 22, NJDOT’s contractor Union Paving will shift Route 35 traffic onto the newly reconstructed southbound lanes (west side) between H Street and 5th Avenue in Seaside Park to allow the contractor to begin the road reconstruction on the northbound lanes (east side).
In this section, Route 35 is normally two lanes in each direction with median parking. Currently all traffic is utilizing the northbound lanes (east side), with one lane in each direction.
Southbound traffic will shift to the newly constructed southbound lanes at H Street and return to the northbound lanes at 5th Avenue. Northbound traffic will shift to the newly constructed southbound lanes at 4th Avenue and return to the northbound lanes at G Street.
The newly restored median parking will be available through a portion of this area.Toms River
Yesterday, Thursday, December 18, Route 35 northbound between Dewey Avenue and 6th Street in Toms River was restored to two lanes. This section of roadway had been reduced to one lane since construction resumed this fall.
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 for real-time travel information.

Project Details
Route 35, which is the backbone of the Barnegat Peninsula, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy and is being completely rebuilt. The $265 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 during busy summer vacation seasons.

The Department has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, 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.

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