Posted September 5, 2014
Motorists heading to Seaside and Lavallette should be alert for multiple work zones on Route 35
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today advised motorists heading to events in Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Lavallette, and Island Beach State Park this weekend that Route 37 is the best option to and from the Barnegat Peninsula. Construction to rebuild Route 35 has resumed and motorists should be alert and use caution when driving through work zones.
Posted September 5, 2014
Energy costs can add a significant burden to family budgets. And New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) wants to connect qualified families with energy assistance and home energy-improvement programs to help them better manage their home heating costs.
On October 1, 2014, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 heating season. LIHEAP and the state’s Universal Service Fund (USF) provide benefits to supplement the cost of utility bills for eligible limited-income households. Moreover, NJNG’s Gift of Warmth fund along with the state-sponsored Payment Assistance Gas and Electric and NJ SHARES programs provide energy assistance to households that exceed LIHEAP and USF income thresholds but are currently experiencing temporary or unanticipated financial hardship.
NJNG will host Energy Assistance Days throughout our service territory, with representatives on hand to answer questions and offer personal assistance in the application process.
Posted September 3, 2014
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK TO HOST 17TH ANNUAL BEACH PLUM FESTIVAL
END-OF-SUMMER TRADITION SET FOR SUNDAY – PART OF CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORTS TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE STATE PARK OFFERINGS
(14/P92) TRENTON – The 17th annual Island Beach State Park Beach Plum Festival, a popular and long-running tradition in the state park system, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
The event, which serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for non-profit park partner Friends of Island Beach State Park, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Ocean Bathing Area 1. There will be no fee at the gate, but a $5 parking donation is suggested to help support the festival.
Posted August 29, 2014
Motorists Should Be Alert For Multiple Work Zones Throughout The Project
For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Contact: Michael Drewniak
Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced construction to rebuild Route 35 will resume on Tuesday, September 2. The Department suspended its construction on Route 35 during the busy summer season to minimize the inconvenience to businesses, residents, and vacationers who make the Jersey Shore a prime tourist destination between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Route 35, which is the backbone of the Barnegat Peninsula, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The project began last summer and substantial progress has been made, including the complete reconstruction of the interchange between Route 37 and Route 35 that serves as a primary way on and off the peninsula.
NJDOT and its contractors have been working with local officials, businesses, and residents throughout the project to minimize the impact of construction on the community and will continue to do so.
The project is divided into three geographic sections, with multiple work zones in each section. The following work is scheduled to start next week for each section:
Mileposts 0-4 in Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River
In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction from the entrance of Island Beach State Park, extending through Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River. This section includes the interchange with Route 37, which has been reconstructed and opened before the summer.
To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and reduce possible congestion during the weekend of September 6 and 7 when there are several large events scheduled in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, NJDOT’s contractor, Union Paving & Construction Co., has been very cooperative in working with the community to restrict its work and keep the normal complement of travel lanes open. However, work in the median between L Street and 4th Street will limit parking in the area.
Between 5th Street and N Street Route 35 is divided with median parking between the northbound and southbound lanes. The left lane in both directions and the median will be closed for the installation of drainage. A single lane and shoulder in both directions will remain open.
The normal complement of two lanes in each direction will be reopened for the weekend of September 6 and 7. During that weekend, median parking will be limited.
Upon completion of the median work, both northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound roadway to allow the complete reconstruction of the southbound lanes.
Between Dewey Avenue and 6th Street northbound traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed left side of the northbound roadway to allow for the reconstruction of the right lane and shoulder in the northbound direction. One lane and a shoulder will be maintained. However, both lanes will be reopened and available for the weekend of September 6 and 7.
Work on the side streets will continue
Mileposts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick
In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.
One travel lane will be closed in both the northbound and southbound directions for utility relocation, drainage improvements and paving between Ortley Avenue in Lavallette to Curtis Point Drive at the border of Brick and Mantoloking. One lane and a narrow shoulder in each direction will be maintained. Motorists should drive slowly through the work zone and be alert for traffic shifts.
NJDOT’s contractor, George Harms Construction Co., has worked with local officials and businesses to limit construction in the Lavallette Business District until later in the fall as best as possible.
Work on the side streets will continue
Mileposts 9-12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head
In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with shoulders. Much of this section has been reconstructed and is complete beginning at Osborne Avenue in Bay Head and heading south.
In Bay Head, Route 35 southbound traffic will be detoured onto East Avenue from Osborne Avenue to Johnson Street. Route 35 northbound will be shifted onto the newly constructed southbound lane at Johnson Street through Osborne Avenue.
In a separate work zone, the northbound lane will be closed for approximately a half-mile between Herbert Street and Lyman Street, with alternating traffic for the installation of drainage, sanitary sewer, watermains and ITS conduit followed by reconstruction of the road and paving. There will be no parking on Route 35 in the construction zone. Work in this section will take place 24 hours a day from 11 p.m. Sundays through 11 p.m. Fridays.
In Mantoloking between Downer Avenue (milepost 9.7) and Curtis Point Drive (milepost 9.0) northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted onto the newly paved Route 35 southbound lane and the southbound shoulder. NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Co., will be doing drainage and sewer installation in the northbound lanes.
Work on the side streets will continue
In each section of the project, Route 35 will be completely rebuilt. 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.
NJDOT 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 August 26, 2014
The 3rd quarter tax bills are being sent out today (August 26th, 2014). The grace period is extended to September 26th, 2014.
Posted August 26, 2014
NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project Update Meeting Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00pm Seaside Park Council Chambers
The Route 35 Community Outreach Team will be providing the Borough with an update on the 2014 Fall/Winter construction schedule beginning September 2, 2014.
Posted August 25, 2014
The Seaside Park Environmental Committee will be hosting the following presentation as a part of the on going “Speaker Series”
Date: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Location: Council Chambers, 6th and Central Ave
- “Seaside Park Flood Elevation – Present and Future:” Presented by Felipe Contreras, Engineer and Flood Plan Administrator
- “How to Prepare for an Emergency:” Presented by Chief Larkin, Seaside Park Police Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator
Please share this information with your Friends and Neighbors!!
The information presented is both timely and important
Light refreshments will be served
Posted August 21, 2014
On Monday August 25th the removal of the center crescents on Rt. 35 (Central Avenue) will begin between L Street and 5th Avenue. During the removal parking in the area may be limited
On September 2nd the traffic signal at J Street will be switched to a flashing pattern. Construction will be in full operation. The traffic pattern will vary as the work progresses.
Posted August 12, 2014
The Seaside Park Beautification Committee will no longer be accepting brick purchase order forms. The space allotted has been filled as of August 10, 2014. For those of you who are in this ordering block, the order will be placed with the company on or before August 18, 2014. Please do not contact the Borough for status updates, please visit our website at: sspbeautification.com, updates are posted there. It is our goal to have them installed prior to the first ground freeze; however, that is dependent on the engraving company. We are not their only client. We thank you for your support of this project and for your patience.
Posted August 7, 2014
Raccoons live in New Jersey and may be found near your home. They thrive if there is an abundance of food and available shelter. Raccoons can become a nuisance if people unknowingly supply food or shelter for them.
Raccoons can carry rabies. Rabies can be transferred to people and pets from a raccoon bite or scratch. Stay away from a raccoon that appears to be ill, is unable to stand or walk or is behaving aggressively or unusually friendly. Call 911 to report animals that are displaying these or other unusual behaviors.
If you get bit or scratched by a raccoon, wash the wound with lots of soap and water and seek immediate medical care from your health care provider or go to the emergency room. Call your local Police Department to report the attack.
Make sure that your pets are properly vaccinated against rabies and that their vaccinations are up to date.
How to keep raccoons out of your home:
- Make sure raccoons don’t have access to food in or near your home. Raccoons will eat anything and live almost anywhere, including rock piles, fireplace chimneys, hollow walls, attics or sewers.
- Don’t feed your pets outside; the food will attract raccoons as well as other pests and stray animals.
- Keep your garbage area clean and garbage containers tightly covered.
- Trim tree branches, which raccoons can use to climb into your attic or onto your roof.
- Cayenne pepper may be sprinkled around the area but make sure cats and dogs do not come in contact with the pepper as it can be an irritant to pets as well.
Posted July 11, 2014
Beach Badges can be purchased at the Bath House on N Street & Boardwalk between the hours of 10am and 5pm
Please note that beach badges are no longer sold at the Borough Hall (1701 N. Ocean Ave.)
May be purchased on the 14th Ave Bay Pier, 5th Ave Bay Pier, 7th Ave Beach, and the Bath House on N Street & Boardwalk
Good for one week Saturday to Saturday
SENIOR CITIZEN SEASONAL BADGE
$20.00 Must be 65+ with proof of age
Can only be purchased at the Bath House, located at N Street & the Boardwalk
$10.00 for a Beach Badge
$25.00 for a Boat Ramp Badge
CHILDREN 11 & UNDER
SEASONAL BOAT RAMP BADGE
Sold at Bath House located at N Street & the Boardwalk as well as 14th Avenue Pier
Please note that all sales are final. You cannot return a badge nor can you replace a badge if it is lost, misplaced, or stolen.
You cannot exchange a daily badge for $10.00 off a seasonal badge.
If you purchase a senior badge you can only buy one for yourself per season. To replace any seasonal badge, even a senior seasonal badge, the price is $60.00.
At this time, we do not accept credit or debit cards we apologize for any inconvenience. There is an ATM in the Bath House on N Street & the Boardwalk.
Paying with a check:
If you choose to pay with a Check please make sure your check is written out properly. Please read the directions below:
- On the top, write in your NJ Drivers Licence Number
- Date the check for the day you will be purchasing your badges
- Make the check out to “The Borough of Seaside Park“
- In the forline, please write your cell phone number.
- Be sure to write the correct amount
- Please be sure to sign the check
Posted June 18, 2014
The Borough of Seaside Heights will be hosting a Document Shredding event this Saturday, June 21 2014 from 9am to 1pm, at their recycling center located at Bay Blvd. and Sherman Ave.
Additional document shredding dates and locations can be found here.
Ocean County has also announced additional Household Hazardous Waste Events for June to October, 2014. Now is your chance to get rid of those unwanted paints, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides/herbicides, auto products, etc. that you may have in your house or garage. The Borough of Seaside Park strongly encourages you take advantage of these FREE events. Seaside Park cannot take HHW items for you so please use this service while it is still available!
Please click here for more information.
Posted June 5, 2014
Recently, Seaside Park was voted the #1 Beach Town in Ocean County and voted Third Best Beach in New Jersey by the Asbury Park Press.
#3 Seaside Park
The mirror opposite of its neighbor to the north, Seaside Heights.
Beautiful dunes. Beautiful sand.
We’ll let our readers describe its appeal: “Very clean, perfect size.” “Quiet, spread out, great sand bar.” “It’s my favorite because it’s mostly residential, but close to the fun.” “Access to Island Beach is a nice plus.” “Seaside Park is the best. Hands down. The south end around 5th and 7th avenues is the best. Parking is more easily accessible.” “You have the crabbing pier down the street at 5th Ave. and another at 14th. You have the rec field with baseball, basketball and tennis courts. Also a playground and lots of places to grab a bite.” “The northern end is where you want to be if you like to people watch and see action.”
Bergmann, Randy. “The Best & Worst Jersey Beaches.” 31 May, 2014 app.com
Click here to read the whole article: The Best & Worst Jersey Beaches
Posted May 23, 2014
Mayor Matthies, at last evening’s council meeting, confirmed that the islands between C Street and D Street and between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue are being redesigned by the NJDOT to accommodate parking.