The 2014 Police Employment Application has been posted on the Police Department Employment Application Page
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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The Asbury Park Press presented three checks for $4,000 each on Thursday, September 11, 2014, to first responder groups that fought the Seaside boardwalk fire last September. From left: Andrew Halucha, Stephanie Garon, Annie Rice and Marie Rice, all of Tri-Boro First Aid; Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department President Tony Vaz; Ann Hayes of the Asbury Park Press; John Lippincott Sr., Val Varga, president, Robert Cardwell, and John Lippincott Jr., all of Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company.
Doug Hood/Staff Photographer Asbury Park Press
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Presented by Chris Mingrone, Ocean County College, Novins Planetarium
Star Watch Party at 8:00 PM (Weather Permitting)
Location: Council Chambers 6th and Central Avenue
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The 3rd quarter tax bills are being sent out today (August 26th, 2014). The grace period is extended to September 26th, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.