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 November 27, 2013
SEASIDE PARK POLICE PBA 182 IS HOLDING A CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
ALL TOYS WILL BE DONATED TO THE DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY, OCEAN COUNTY NORTH AND SOUTH OFFICES
PLEASE HELP US MAKE A CHILD’S HOLIDAY SEASON A LITTLE BRIGHTER BY DROPPING OFF A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY TO;
SEASIDE PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT, LOBBY
1 MUNICIPAL PLAZA
SEASIDE PARK, NJ 08752
SEASIDE PARK BOROUGH HALL OFFICES
1701 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE
SEASIDE PARK, NJ 08752
ALL UNWRAPPED TOYS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4PM, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 2013
*FOR ANY INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT 732-793-7737 EXTENSION 248 OR 230*
Christmas Toy Drive Flyer
Posted December 5, 2013
The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by PBA 182 and Seaside Park Recreation will be on Sunday, December 8th at 5 pm on the Boro Lawn at Sixth and Central Avenue.
Immediately following at 6pm food and refreshments will be offered at Tri-Boro First Aid at 61 J. Street
Posted November 27, 2013
What: Dune Grass Planting – Sat – November 30, 2013
Time: Starting at 8AM - but volunteers are welcome throughout the day
Where: Please meet at the following beach entrances - M Street, H Street, F Street, and North Avenue. Additional locations may be added depending on volunteer turn out.
- Please bring your own tools to plant! Curb pins, crow bars, short pointed broom sticks work best.
- DPW employees (wearing yellow safety vests) will be on site for instruction, guidance or any questions you may have.
- Enter the dunes only at designated areas marked with an ORANGE CONE or as instructed by DPW employees.
- Please do not damage the fence in any way!
- Planting priority is for the east side dune areas, dune crowns, beach entrances and other areas void of grass.
- DO NOT STEP ON OR TRAMPLE ANY PLANTS. We are planting areas with existing sensitive vegetation.
- Parents, chaperones, & volunteer group leaders – please keep an eye on your kids.
- Do not plant within 10 ft of the boardwalk, pavilion, or roadway. This is a maintenance area which must be kept clear. Do not plant on extremely steep areas.
- Put 2-3 plants in each hole, 6”- 8” deep (about half the plant) & about 12” apart in staggered rows.
- Please be aware that debris may be encountered in the dunes – no bare feet!
- Thank you for your assistance!
OTHER VOLUNTEER GROUPS
If you are interested in leading a dune grass planting during the week, please call 732-793-5100, ask for the voice mail of DPW Supervisor Eric Wojciechowski – I will call you back asap to set something up. Grass is limited and must be put in the ground quickly.
Posted November 22, 2013
BOROUGH OF SEASIDE PARK
(Ocean County, New Jersey)
$4,499,629 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2013B
Bids are being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 for the purchase of $4,499,629 Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2013B (the “Notes”) of the Borough of Seaside Park, in the County of Ocean, New Jersey. All bids will be publicly opened and announced at the Office of the Chief Financial Officer on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., prevailing local time (“Sale Date”).
$4,499,629 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2013B
Posted November 11, 2013
(13/P99) TRENTON – With colder weather prompting increased use of woodstoves and fireplaces in homes across the state, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding New Jersey residents to exercise caution and consideration of fellow residents and the environment when burning wood for heat.
“Homeowners who have fireplaces or woodstoves should find an abundance of wood available this year as many trees were downed or removed after Superstorm Sandy,” said DEP Assistant Commissioner of Environmental management Jane Kozinski. “But it’s important to remember that wood smoke does contain pollutants and there are steps you can take to minimize your impact on the environment, on your neighbor’s air quality and your own safety.”
Full News Release
Posted November 7, 2013
The winter garbage and recycling pick up schedule will go in effect the week of November 18th. Please take note of the changes.
Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule
Posted October 29, 2013
Hardcover, 200 pages, archival quality.
Donations from the sale of this limited-edition book will benefit the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department, Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department and the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad – the brave first responders to the devastating fire.
Download order form or order online
Posted October 22, 2013
“Welcome to Seaside Park” on the Travel Channel
Watch the full episode on Monday night’s (Oct 28th) episode of the Bay Beach re-build that will air 10pm
Posted October 21, 2013
||OCL to connect Sandy victims with assistance groups
||3-7 p.m. Thur. 11/7 @ Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.
|3-7 p.m. Wed. 11/13 @ Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd.
||Larry Meegan, 732-349-6200, ext. 5906
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library will present “Beyond Sandy: Resources Expo II” at two of its branches in November to help connect the community with storm-related assisting agencies and organizations.
Area residents will be able to get information from participating agencies on a variety of topics.
Topics will include financial aid, finding a contractor or remediation expert, avoiding scams, help with continued displacement needs including shelter, food, clothing and pet assistance.
It will also help people understand elevation and FEMA flood maps, insurance practices, legal advice, small business assistance, health and human services, enrolling children in school, emotional support and types of grant assistance.
Vendors, agencies and organizations are signing on now to present this information. There is still space available for more groups to participate.
Spanish translation will be available.
The program will be presented Thursday Nov. 7 at the Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd. and Wednesday Nov. 13 at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd. Both programs will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 7 p.m.
These events are free and do not require pre-registration.
Posted October 11, 2013
There’s no better holiday gift than one of warmth, sun and sand!
Purchase a Commemorative 2014 Seasonal Beach Badge
Available for purchase at Seaside Park Borough Hall
All badges come in a colored commemorative gift box
Seasonal – $52 Senior – $22
Holiday Badges will be on sale beginning Tuesday October 15th thru December 31, 2013 or until sold out
Each Holiday Badge entitles bearer to ONE 2014 beach badge in May. Customer keeps both commemorative holiday badge and official 2014 beach badge at time of redemption.
We Accept cash or NJ issued check (with Driver’s License and Phone Number)
For More Information, call 732-793-3700 Ext. 105
Posted October 9, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. – Superstorm Sandy survivors will have more time to file critical paperwork for their flood insurance settlements.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time. The new deadline is April 28, 2014.
The Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) allows homeowners 60 days from the date of loss to file proof-of-loss claims. On Nov. 9, 2012, the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration first extended the filing deadline to one year from the date of loss.
A Proof of Loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under their policy, which must then be signed and sworn to, and submitted with supporting documentation. The policy covers structures and any personal property contained within that was damaged or destroyed by floodwaters.
This latest extension will give policyholders more time to gather the necessary paperwork, fully document their losses and account for any additional expenses that were discovered after repairs or rebuilding projects began. Benjamin Rajotte, director of the Disaster Relief Clinic at the Touro Law Center on Long Island, N.Y., said that many homeowners were unaware of the one-year deadline and would not have been able to complete the filing process in time.
Last week, nearly two dozen Senators and members of Congress from New York and New Jersey signed a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, arguing that many of their constituents have been mired in bureaucratic red tape and are only just starting the recovery process and need more time to complete the paperwork.
Any policyholder whose SFIP was issued by a Write Your Own program-participating insurance company should contact his insurance adjustor or the carrier directly to find out the proper address for submitting the Proof of Loss with supporting documentation.
If the policy was issued by FEMA directly through the Direct Servicing Agent, send Proof of Loss and supporting documentation by regular mail to: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, P.O. Box 2966, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1366. Or send by overnight mail to: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, 7701 College Blvd., Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210.
More information on New Jersey’s disaster recovery can be found at www.fema.gov/disaster/4086.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema.
The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
Posted October 3, 2013
New Deadline for Filing Sandy-Related Flood Insurance Documents Is April 28, 2014
We are pleased to share that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a 6-month extension to file paperwork for Superstorm Sandy-related flood insurance claims.
The change pushes the filing deadline from later this month to April 28, 2014.
The official memorandum from the National Flood Insurance Program announcing the change can be found here: http://www.nfipiservice.com/Stakeholder/pdf/bulletin/w-13060.pdf
Additional background information on the deadline extension can be found in this Wall Street Journal article: http://on.wsj.com/1bseE8m
Posted September 6, 2013
Route 35 reconstruction effort gears up along Barnegat Peninsula
(Trenton) – NJDOT officials today announced a series of upcoming traffic pattern changes at and around the Route 35 interchange with Route 37 in connection major construction activity at the southern end of the Department’s Route 35 Reconstruction project along the Barnegat Peninsula in Ocean County.
After 9 a.m. on Monday morning, September 9, NJDOT’s contractor, Union Paving & Construction Co., is scheduled to begin implementing a long-term closure of the Route 37 eastbound ramp connection to Route 35 northbound (for Seaside Heights) at the eastern end of the Mathis Bridge.
- Route 37 motorists destined for Seaside Heights and points north will be directed to stay right to utilize the ramp for Route 35 southbound (for Seaside Park/Island Beach State Park), then stay left at the Decatur Avenue U-turn and follow signs for Route 35 northbound.
Simultaneously, the contractor is planning to fully close a stretch of the Route 35 southbound expressway (running along the Barnegat Bay) between 6th Avenue in Ortley Beach (Toms River) and the Route 37 interchange in Seaside Heights.
- Motorists will be directed to turn left at 6th Avenue then make a right onto existing Route 35 northbound – which will be reconfigured to carry one travel lane in each direction – to connect with Route 35 southbound local (Central Avenue) to access downtown Seaside Heights and all other points south.
- Motorists destined for the Route 37 westbound bridge will follow the same detour and then make a right turn onto Hamilton Avenue in Seaside Heights to Route 37 westbound.
- Access to the numerous businesses and marinas along the closed section of Route 35 southbound will be maintained via Washington Avenue and Bay Boulevard.
- Variable message and static detour signs will be utilized throughout the area to provide notification of the closures and associated detours.
The roadway and ramp closures are anticipated to remain in place for approximately four months to accommodate the contractor as it rebuilds this stretch of the highway and install new drainage systems underneath the road.
The work is being done in connection with the $81 million Route 35 Reconstruction Contract 3, which will rebuild the southern-most 4-mile segment of the highway covering Ortley Beach (Toms River), Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Berkeley up to the entrance for Island Beach State Park. Between September 2013 and May 2014, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times. During the heavily traveled summer months, all existing travel lanes will be maintained.
In early-July, Governor Chris Christie announced the start of the overall $265 million construction project – divided into three geographical contracts – to rebuild Route 35, a state highway along the New Jersey coastline that nine months ago sustained heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy. NJDOT plans to substantially complete the 12.5-mile reconstruction project of the roadway, from the border between Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head to the entrance of Island Beach State Park in Berkeley, by the summer of 2015.
Please direct any questions for the “Route 35 Reconstruction Project” to the following:
ROUTE 35 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
R. Jeffrey Lanigan & Lisa A. Ginther
Community Outreach Team
24/7 Hotline: 732-230-7356
Project Email: Restore.NJ35@dot.state.nj.us
Project Web: www.RestoreNJ35.com
Posted August 27, 2013
Funtown Peers: Friends of Seaside Park has been distributing the Robin Hood Foundation grant award since early March. As of August 21 2013 the Foundation has distributed over $140,000 to primary residents and local businesses. As of July 31, 2013 the Foundation has distributed all funding allocated to the businesses of Seaside Park. Business applications will no longer be accepted for review. The foundation is nearing the deadline for grant distribution and is still in the process of awarding the monies we have left for individuals. If you are a primary resident who has not yet filled out an application, please do so before September 1, 2013. An application can be obtained by visiting www.ssp2013.com . If you have any questions regarding the application please do not hesitate to contact Denise Koury at firstname.lastname@example.org.