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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).

News & Updates

Posted May 25, 2016
BOROUGH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR
MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY, MAY 30TH)
IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY
* * *
OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY MAY 31st
* * *
MEMORIAL WEEKEND
BEACH BADGES ON SALE
WEEKEND HOURS: 10 AM TO 5 PM
* BEACH HEADQUARTERS (4 blocks south on the boardwalk)
(BOARDWALK SIDE OF N ST & NORTH OCEAN AVE)
On-Line Redemption, Seasonal, Senior, Daily, Seasonal Boat Ramp
* *
14th AVENUE PIER
Boat Ramp (Seasonal), Boat Ramp (Daily)
* * *
2016 BADGE PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
PRE-SEASON: $55.00 (UP TO JUNE 14th)
SEASON: $60.00 (AS OF JUNE 15th)
SENIOR BADGES: $20.00
WEEKLY: $35.00
DAILY: $10.00
PRE-SEASON BOAT RAMP: $80.00 (UP TO JUNE 14th)
SEASON BOAT RAMP: $100.00 (AS OF JUNE 15th)
DAILY BOAT RAMP: $25.00
* * *
Posted May 23, 2016

The Ocean County Board Of Chosen Freeholders and The Ocean County Department Of Solid Waste Management are sponsoring several document shredding events in 2016 throughout Ocean County. This is open to all Ocean County residents who want to safely and securely recycle old personal documents. The closest events will be held by the Borough of Lavallette on Saturday, June 18th 2016 at their Firehouse located at 124 Washington Ave from 9AM to 11AM.  Seaside Heights will be hosting a shredding event Saturday, September 17th 2016 from 9am to 11am, at their recycling center located at Bay Blvd. and Sherman Ave.

Click here for a list of other ocations for 2016 shredding.

Participants are limited to 6 boxes of documents per day. Materials NOT accepted for shredding are X-rays, CD’s, floppy disks, microfilm and file folders. Please visit the Ocean County Solid Waste Management website at http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/SolidWaste/ for more information.

Ocean County has also announced Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2016.  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!  UPDATE:  The next event will be held in Toms River on Saturday June 11th, 2016 from 9AM to 3PM.  Pre-registration is required.  Additional dates will be announced in July.

Click here for more HHW information.

Posted May 23, 2016

SEASIDE PARK 2016 BEACH BADGES ARE ON SALE NOW

• • • •

WEEK DAYS
MONDAY to FRIDAY 10 am-3 pm

• • • •

WEEK ENDS
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10 am–3 pm

BADGES WILL BE SOLD AT THE BEACH CONTROL HEADQUARTERS ON THE BOARDWALK SIDE @ ‘N’ STREET & N. OCEAN AVE.

• • • •

PRE-SEASON (ON OR BEFORE JUNE 14TH)     $55.00
SENIOR CITIZEN (65+ YEARS WITH PROOF OF AGE)     $20.00
PRE-SEASON BOAT RAMP (ON OR BEFORE JUNE 14TH)     $80.00

• • • •

CASH ∞ CHECK ∞ CREDIT CARD
No starter or out-of state checks.
Only NJ driver’s license including phone no.
• • • •
Children 11 and under are FREE
• • • •
Please call 732-793-3700 for more information

Posted May 12, 2016

The Seaside Park Beautification Committee is sponsoring an event in honor of Flag Day and the new Flag Pole and Flag Pole Base

The event will be held on FLAG DAY, Tuesday June 14th at 5:30pm at Serenity Cafe Route 37W in Toms River

There will be a cooking demonstration by Chef Gregg Manning while you enjoy a 3 course dinner (BYOB)

MENU

  • Roasted Garlic Shrimp Tempura over Greens with Cheddar Croutons & Creamy Parmesan Dressing
  • Braised Roasted Short Ribs with Mac and Cheese Spring Roll
  • Lemon Pudding Cake

Tickets are $50.00
Call Judy Stefanik for tickets at 732-793-0812
Stefanik Realtors at “L” St and Central Ave

ALL are welcome !
There will be good food, good friends & door prizes !!

This is a fundraiser for the Seaside Park Beautification Committee Our current project is to repay the Borough for the replacement of the Flag Pole & Flag Pole Base on the Police Station Lawn . In addition, the committee has paid for the refurbishment of the 1952 plaque on the Flag Pole Base .

As always , we “Thank You” for your continued support !!!

Posted December 31, 2015

The 2016 Garbage & Recycling Schedule is now available online.  Printed copies are available at the Borough Hall, Construction Department, Police Department and Recycling Yard.  Schedules will also be mailed out.

2016 Garbage & Recycling Guide

Recycle These Things In Your Curbside Single Stream Flyer

Posted May 21, 2016

For information on Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Zika Virus please visit The Ocean County Health Department’s Website at www.ochd.org

Posted May 11, 2016

$1,445,000 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2016A
(Bank-Qualified)

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 $1,445,000 Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016A (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 Borough Chief Financial Officer on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., prevailing local time (“Sale Date”).

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Posted May 10, 2016

Ocean Fun days
Celebrating Our Environment
with Two Days of Free Family Fun!

Come to NJNG’s thirteenth annual Ocean Fun Days and celebrate the wonders of the Jersey Shore. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, classes, nature tours and children’s activities. Learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalists how to preserve our coastal resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Saturday, May 21, Seaside Park
Island Beach State Park

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine

Bring the entire family – it’s FREE!

*Mention Ocean Fun Days at the gate for FREE park entrance! Park only in the designated Ocean Fun Days lots.
You’ll have oceans of fun!

Activities include:

  • Coastal Crafts
  • Eco Tours and Workshops
  • Energy Scavenger Hunt
  • Children’s Games and Prizes
  • Youth Fishing Clinics
  • Beachcombing 101
  • Face Painting
  • Touch Tanks and Exhibits

Event Brochure

Posted March 19, 2016

*** This event has been postponed until further notice ***
Saturday, April 30th
Doors Open at 4:30pm
Dinner – 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Show – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Seaside Park Recreation Department is pleased to announce
An evening of dinner and entertainment provided by:
“The Theater to Go Company”
The featured performance is “Murder on the Waterfront” (Audience participation is optional).
A buffet dinner is included. (BYOB).
Please join us at the Tri-Boro First Aid Building located at
61 J Street in Seaside Park.
Tickets are now on sale for $35 each.
Please call the Seaside Park Borough Hall at 732-793-3700
to make your reservations as seats are limited.

The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater will be held at
Tri-Boro First Aid located at 61 J Street.

The Theater to Go Company will perform “Murder on the Waterfront” Audience participation is optional.

A buffet dinner will be provided by the “The Sawmill”.
This is a BYOB event.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at Borough Hall.

All are welcome ! Please share this information

This event is hosted by the Seaside Park Recreation Department

 Murder Mystery Dinner Flyer

Posted March 13, 2016

A public outreach explaining the details of the “N” Street (bayside) new curb & sidewalk installation project will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m., in the borough’s second floor meeting room located at 6th & Central Avenues. The borough’s engineers will be present to review and answer any questions with regards to the project. Please rsvp to the borough hall @ 732-793-3700.

Posted March 5, 2016

***New Traffic Pattern*** The Ocean Block of 2nd Avenue is now a two-way street.

Posted March 3, 2016

Commuters advised to expect unusual congestion and delays on all travel modes

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations faces the prospect of a systemwide shutdown should the membership of its rail union opt to participate in a work stoppage. This would result in the complete suspension of NJ TRANSIT rail service, affecting more than 160,000 customers who ride the system on a typical weekday. In the event of such a stoppage, NJ TRANSIT has developed a contingency plan that would accommodate up to about 38 percent, or about 40,000 seats, of the existing New York-bound customer base.

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Posted February 22, 2016

Download the 2016 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 18, 2016

(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today advised motorists heading to events in Seaside Heights between now and early May to seek alternate routes other than Route 37 eastbound/Mathis Bridge.

In order to minimize congestion and help traffic flow as smoothly as possible for this weekend’s Polar Bear Plunge, and for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, NJDOT is working with local officials and event organizers to direct traffic to use multiple routes to get to Seaside Heights while Route 37 eastbound/Mathis Bridge is under construction for the winter/spring season until May 12th.

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During construction there is one eastbound travel lane and two westbound travel lanes available on the Tunney Bridge. Although one eastbound lane is open, motorists choosing to use Route 37 eastbound to get to special events in Seaside Heights can expect congestion and delays.  Visitors should allow for more travel time in getting to their destination

Please note, no vehicles, trailers or parade floats exceeding 11′ will be permitted on the bridge heading eastbound into Seaside Heights.

The best way to get to the events are:

From the Garden State Parkway

From the North

  • Take the Garden State Parkway south to exit 98 for Route 34 South.
  • Follow Route 34 South, which will become Route 35 South.
  • Continue on Route 35 South over the Manasquan River Bridge and proceed for several miles.
  • Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway. Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From the South

  • Take the Garden State Parkway north to exit 90 (Brick Township).
  • Turn right onto Chambersbridge Road.
  • Continue through seven traffic lights to the intersection of Mantoloking Road/CR 528.
  • Turn left and follow Mantoloking Road to end.
  • Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
  • Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From the West via Interstate 195

  • Head east on I-195 to Exit 35A for Route 34 South (Brielle).
  • Follow Route 34 South, which will become Route 35 South.
  • Continue on Route 35 South over the Manasquan River Bridge and proceed for several miles.
  • Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From Toms River via Hooper Avenue

  • Take Hooper Avenue North.
  • Turn right onto Drum Point Road and continue for 1.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Adamston Road and continue for about 1 mile.
  • Turn right onto Mantoloking Road/CR 528 to end.
  • Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
  • Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From Manchester via Route 70

  • Take Route 70 toward Brick Township.
  • Turn right onto Cedar Bridge Avenue, which will become Mantoloking Road (CR 528).
  • Follow Mantoloking Road to end.
  • Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
  • Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

Project Details

The $74 million federally-funded Mathis Bridge project will replace the existing bridge deck, which is 65 years old, make safety improvements to the barrier and railings, and repair and replace mechanical and electrical components that operate the moveable lift span.

Construction is anticipated to take place for three seasons and is expected to be completed by the summer 2018. The construction cycle requiring a full closure of the Mathis Bridge will be limited to November 1 to April 30 each year. During each of these construction cycles, summer traffic from approximately May 15 to September 15 will not be affected and all three current lanes on each bridge will be open to traffic.

Community Outreach

NJDOT created a project-specific web site that contains a wealth of information about the project, which can be found on the Department’s web site by going to www.NJCommuter.com and selecting Route 37 Mathis Bridge under the Construction Updates bullet. The Department is carefully coordinating the project with local officials to minimize the effect to residents and businesses.

The Department has a Project Community Outreach Team that can be reached through the project hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, email, DOT-Route37Mathis.outreach@dot.nj.gov, or project website. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Community Outreach Team as work progresses. To stay informed as the project progresses, send your email to the Community Outreach Team to sign up for project alert emails.

NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work.  Follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and visit www.511nj.org for travel advisories.

Posted February 8, 2016

BOROUGH OFFICES
WILL BE CLOSED ON
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th
&
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th
· · ·
OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th
· · ·
In case of emergency please call 911
· · ·
Non-Emergency only 732-793-8000

Posted January 21, 2016

Storm Plan Activated and Additional Resources Being Secured

Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is prepared to respond to a large winter storm that could impact New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast beginning Friday. The forecasted high winds and heavy, wet snow have the potential to cause trees and limbs to fall into poles, wires and other electrical equipment, requiring JCP&L crews to make repairs in difficult conditions.

Company meteorologists are monitoring a weather system that could produce up to a foot of snow by the weekend, wind gusts of up to 60 mph, particularly along the Jersey shore, and the possibility of coastal flooding.

As a result, JCP&L has implemented its storm plan, including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices, and is making arrangements to bring in additional line, substation and forestry personnel, as needed, based on the severity of the weather. In addition, substations in flood-prone areas are being reinforced with protection devices.
Electrical contractors also have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts in JCP&L areas over the next several days. In addition, the company has been in contact with several utility mutual assistance organizations to determine if crews from other utilities would be available to assist, if needed.
“We are monitoring the weather conditions closely and are making plans to deploy resources and personnel to the areas that could get hit the hardest,” said Tony
Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. “The ultimate goal of our pre-planning efforts is to help speed the restoration process and minimize any inconvenience our customers experience due to the weather.”

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.

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 www.jcp-l.com. In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department.

JCP&L customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive 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 www.jcp-l.com/connect.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com.

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