In accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Seaside Park will Re-organize for the year 2013 on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Township of Toms River Municipal Complex beginning at 7:00 p.m. It is anticipated that formal action will be taken. This meeting will be held in the second floor Council Meeting Room located at 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
Archive for December, 2012
The temporary Seaside Park Borough Hall located at 10 Allen Street in Toms River will be closed on Saturday December 29th and Sunday December 30th.
The December 27th council meeting will be held in Mancini Hall located inside the Ocean County Library on Washington Street beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in obtaining a FEMA trailer for temporary housing please contact Borough Administrator Robert Martucci on or before December 29th at (732)793-3700.
The temporary Seaside Park Borough Hall located at 10 Allen Street in Toms River will be closed on Saturday December 22nd and Sunday December 23rd.
The Borough of Seaside Park will remain open to residents, homeowners and contractors with the appropriate Re-entry Sticker or Entry Work Permit.
FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER
For families displaced by Hurricane Sandy
Volunteers, First Responders, Police, EMS, Firefighters, etc.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22, 2012
RSVP Required (see flyer)
Family members requiring additional re-entry permits may obtain them at the temporary Borough Hall located 10 Allen Street in Toms River during normal business hours. Permits may also be obtained at the Seaside Park Police entry checkpoint. Additional permits will be issued to approved residents and homeowners only.
The PHASE III Limited Repopulation of Seaside Park has been approved by Governor Christie.
Beginning Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 0700 hours:
-Only civilians possessing either a valid Re-Entry Sticker or an Entry Work Permit issued by the Borough of Seaside Park will be granted access into Seaside Park.
-Residents and homeowners possessing a valid Seaside Park Re-Entry Sticker will be granted 24 hour access into Seaside Park.
-Movement of residents and homeowners within the Borough of Seaside Park will be limited to their property and are only permitted to travel directly to and from their residence.
-Movement of contractors, plumbers, electricians, inspectors, adjusters, etc. within the Borough of Seaside Park will be limited to the property/s that are under construction and are only permitted to travel directly to and from said property.
-Contractors, plumbers, electricians, inspectors, adjusters, etc. are only permitted within the Borough of Seaside Park between the hours of 0700 and 1600.
-Civilian pedestrian traffic is prohibited
-Unnecessary vehicular traffic is prohibited
To access Executive Order No. 104 please click on the link below:
All residents and contractors needing construction permits can contact the Construction Office in 10 Allen Street, Toms River at 732-793-5100. The Construction Office is open Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm.
The Borough of Seaside Park Planning Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Township of Toms River Municipal Complex located at 33 Washington Street (next to the Ocean County Library).
On Saturday December 15th access to Seaside Park will be closed to everyone excpet essential emergency personnel for continuing work on the natural gas restoration by New Jersey Natural Gas. Please check back for updates.
The December 13th council meeting will be held in Mancini Hall located inside the Ocean County Library on Washington Street beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Dear Resident and/or Property Owner:
Since Superstorm Sandy made landfall on or about Monday, October 29, 2012, the Mayor and Council, and all Borough Officials, have been working diligently with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey and the Director of Emergency Management for the State of New Jersey, Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police Superintendent, to return our citizens, residents, property owners, business owners, and all who enjoy our community in the Borough of Seaside Park. As most of you are aware, we received approval for our Phase I and Phase II Plans, which permits residents and/or property owners, together with their insurance adjusters or contractors to access to their properties. Presently, access is allowed into our community from 7:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The 4:00 p.m. curfew is strictly enforced with no exceptions.
We have now received information from New Jersey Natural Gas that they intend to activate the gas lines in the Borough of Seaside Park on or about Thursday, December 13, 2012 and Friday, December 14, 2012, at which time no access to Seaside Park will be permitted. Based upon the anticipated success of New Jersey Natural Gas, we are in the process of preparing our Phase Ill Plan to be submitted to the Office of the Governor and the Director of Emergency Management of the State of New Jersey to provide for our return to the Borough of Seaside Park to occupy our homes and have our business community be able to, once again, be available to our residents and the general public.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Seaside Park advise that it is your obligation to secure your property and any structures located thereon. As our community becomes viable and open to its residents and the general public, it is imperative that you take all necessary action accordingly. The Mayor and Council have great concern for you, your family, and loved ones. It is our desire that your return to our community is met with safety and security.
Robert W. Matthies
New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will be working on sections of the barrier island, moving in a north to south direction, town by town, to make critical repairs to their system.
Temporary closure for repair work
NJNG is prepared to re-activate the gas service on the barrier island. In order to do so, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) must follow a protocol of charging the gas lines with low-pressure, checking for leaks, and then raising the pressure slowly, again checking for leaks. As each area is activated, the gas company will continue to move south on the barrier island. Based on the phasing plan provided by the gas company, the barrier island in Seaside Park will be closed to traffic on December 13th and 14th.
In order to activate the gas lines, NJNG cannot allow any source of ignition in the area, such as cars. As a result, in order to insure an expeditious and safe re-activation, the entire area must be closed off. There will be no access to Seaside Park unless NJNG authorizes permission to enter a specific area on December 13th and 14th.
According to the NJNG website, a spokesperson for the company has issued the following statement:
“As soon as an area has been successfully re-pressurized, a second team will begin meter rebuilds for that area. This will take place in Seaside Park after December 14th. Once a meter has been re-established and you see a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag on the customer gas valve just past your meter, your home’s natural gas service may be turned on by your qualified technician after it is determined your natural gas equipment is safe to operate. The New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag must be filled out and returned to the Seaside Park Code Enforcement Office located at 10 Allen Street, Toms River.”
“Barring unforeseen conditions that may delay our work, we anticipate restoring natural gas service by the end of December to all of our customers whose homes have not sustained such major damage that we cannot safely restore their service.”
“If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. DO NOT light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK (1-800-427-5325).”
Any questions regarding gas activation should be directed to the New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) at www.njng.com or their customer service department at 1-800-221-0051.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation
Starting today entrance to the borough for residents and contractors will be granted between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM. In the interest of safety and security of our residents a 4 PM curfew will be strictly enforced by the Seaside Park Police Department and the New Jersey State Police. There will be no exceptions. We understand any frustration you may be feeling with the continued limited access to the borough but the 4PM curfew will give our officers the necessary time to ensure the borough is secure before dusk. The criteria previously posted on this site for obtaining a residential re-entry sticker or a contractor’s entry work permit is still in effect. At this time there is no reason for anyone to remain on the barrier island past 4pm except essential emergency personnel. Violations of the 4PM curfew will result in loss of access to the borough or the issuance of a summons.
On Thursday December 13, 2012 Seaside Park and the entire barrier island will be closed to everyone except essential emergency personnel. This closure is in effect due to the re-charging of gas lines on Pelican Island by New Jersey Natural Gas.
Notice of Change of Location
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. that the Thursday, December 6th work session meeting of the Seaside Park Borough Council has been moved to theTownship ofToms River Municipal Complex beginning at 7:00 p.m. It is anticipated that formal action will be taken.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, this meeting will be held in the second floor Council Meeting Room located at33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
December 1, 2012
c: • Filed in the Office of theSeasideParkBorough Clerk
• Posted in the Seaside Park Borough Hall
• Posted on the Borough of Seaside Park’s official website
If your home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and you feel your assessment should be reduced due to the damage sustained from the storm you must notify the Tax Assessor in writing. There is a directive and a form that has just recently been developed by the Ocean County Board of Taxation for this purpose:
Ocean County Tax Board Material Damage Claim Directive and Procedure: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us//WebContentFiles//0befb38f-cb06-4019-b7fa-3365d4ce4f28.pdf
Ocean County Tax Board Material Damage Claim Form: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us//WebContentFiles//0fcc40e0-c4ad-4a7a-9639-35fb63923379.pdf
The Ocean County Board of Taxation website: http://www.tax.co.ocean.nj.us/
Please fill out the form and provide in addition to the completed form any documentation that will clearly and concisely quantify the damage sustained to your home. This will help us with the review of your assessment for the tax year 2013. All submissions must be made in writing to the Borough of Seaside Park Tax Assessor. Electronic submissions cannot be accepted at this time.
Adjustments to assessments for storm damage will be made for the 2013 tax year. The Borough of Seaside Park does not have the statutory authority to adjust your tax assessment or taxes for the tax year 2012. Fourth quarter taxes are due as billed absent a change in current taxation law. Please keep in mind that the Borough of Seaside Park does not pass their own property tax laws. Property tax laws are State laws that all municipalities must follow.
If you have further questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact this office or the Ocean County Board of Taxation