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Archive for August, 2013

Posted August 30, 2013

The Borough of Seaside Park and the Seaside Park Beautification Committee will be holding a short observance at the Memorial Clock at 8:30 a.m., September 11th. Mayor Matthies will officiate. All are welcome to attend.

Posted August 30, 2013

The Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee will be hosting a presentation by Mr. William de Camp, Jr., President of “Save Barnegat Bay” in the Council Chambers at 6th and Central Avenues on September 11th at 7:00pm. The presentation will be “Barnegat Bay: Before and After Sandy”. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available.

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 . If you have any questions regarding the application please do not hesitate to contact Denise Koury at

Posted August 20, 2013

DEBORAH® Heart and Lung Center
Respiratory Health Screenings

For individuals who may have been exposed to mold, mildew, asbestos or other irritants caused by Hurricane Sandy.

August 23, 2013 • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Toms River High School East

1225 Raider Way, Toms River, NJ 08753

Respiratory Screenings include:
Pulmonary Function Testing • Pulse Oximetry • Blood Pressure • Auscultation of the Lungs

This program is provided by a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation. It is available to men, women, and children over the age of 12.

Call 732-341-1000 ext. 8211 to schedule an appointment time. Walk-ins also welcome.

Posted August 20, 2013

Ocean County is holding several Household Hazardous Waste disposal events this summer and fall.  This 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.  Pleach check this flyer for more information. Seaside Park cannot take HHW items for you so please use this service while it is still available!

Posted August 16, 2013


(13/P81) TRENTON – Island Beach State Park will host a Harvest the Bay festival on Tuesday, August 20, providing visitors an opportunity to learn about the clams, crabs and fish that are important to the ecology and economy of Barnegat Bay while sampling the wide-ranging interpretive programming available at this popular park.

The festival, the second of three to be held this season, will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ocean Bathing Area 1 and is free with park admission.

 Full News Release

Posted August 14, 2013

We have been informed by NJDOT that the sign on Route 37 stating “on or about August 19th 2013 traffic will be re-routed” is incorrect.
The sign will be corrected to say “on or about September 4th, 2013 traffic will rerouted”.
Any future updates will be placed on this website under the heading SWIFT REACH “Community Event Notification”. Please sign up.
Please direct any questions for the “Route 35 Reconstruction Project” to the following:

R. Jeffrey Lanigan & Lisa A. Ginther
Community Outreach Team
24/7 Hotline: 732-230-7356
Project Email:
Project Web:

Posted August 13, 2013

Ortley, Lavallette, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park residents only:

No transportation? 60 yrs or older?

The TOMS RIVER SENIOR CENTER will take you grocery shopping!
We will provide door to door transportation for grocery shopping for a group of barrier island residents once a week.

Sign up now.
Call (732) 341-1000 x 8208

Posted August 8, 2013

We understand the hardships still being experienced by customers whose homes and belongings were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. JCP&L remains committed to working with federal, state and local agencies in a coordinated effort to rebuild and restore your service.                          

To make arrangements to have your electric service restored, removed or disconnected, please contact JCP&L at800-662-3115. A JCP&L customer service representative will create and provide you with a notification numberto easily identify and track your specific work request. The fees normally assessed for disconnects and reconnects are currently being waived.

Meter Reset

If your home’s electrical system was damaged and the required work has been completed, please contact your municipality to schedule an electrical inspection (an inspection is required before service can be restored). They will send confirmation of the inspection to JCP&L.

  • If there is no additional work required, your meter will be set in 3-5 days.
  • In cases where a new service line needs to be run to your home or other construction is required, please allow at least 10-15 working days.

Home Demolition

If you are demolishing your house, please contact JCP&L at 800-662-3115 to arrange to have your service wire and meter removed. To ensure the safety of the workers and the community, the electric service must be retired before demolition.

Home Elevation

If you are elevating your house, please contact JCP&L at 800-662-3115 to arrange to have your service wire and meter removed. To ensure the safety of the workers and the community the electric service must be removed prior to elevation. When construction is completed and an electrical inspection has been performed, your municipality will send the confirmation to JCP&L and your service will be restored.

Temporary Service for Construction

JCP&L can provide temporary service during reconstruction of your home. Please contact JCP&L at 800-662-3115to arrange temporary service.

Additional Reconnection Information

Tips to ensure the reconnection process is safe and trouble-free:

  • Hidden electrical hazards that can cause fires often exist after flooding. Qualified, licensed electricians must assess house wiring and related electrical equipment for damage and complete repairs before service can be restored.
  • A qualified electrician should discard electrical devices such as circuit breakers, fuses, GFCIs, receptacles, plugs and switches that have been submerged.
  • If you have a functioning electrical service entrance, including the meter – JCP&L will complete the service reconnection.
  • If your meter has been removed due to flooding or other damage, JCP&L will install a new meter after the service has been repaired by a qualified electrician and inspected by a state or municipal inspector. After notifying the company, please allow 3 – 5 days for the meter to be reset.
  • If you have a meter and your power has not been restored you may need to reset your breakers. Please check to make sure you have turned your breakers on.
  • If you have checked the breakers and remain without electric service, please contact us at 800-984-9485 to speak with a representative who can expedite your request. Please say “outage” when you reach the customer service main menu and then say “representative” at the outage menu.
  • If your home damage was so extensive that you must rebuild, please contact us when you are ready to receive service so we can arrange temporary power for construction or full reconnection.

Once power has been reconnected, follow these important, everyday electrical safety tips:

  • Do not turn on damaged electrical appliances. Electrical parts can pose an electric shock hazard or overheat and cause a fire.
  • Do not touch a circuit breaker or replace a fuse with wet hands or while standing on a wet surface.
  • Use portable ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) protective devices to help prevent electrocutions and electrical shock injuries.
  • Do not allow power cord connections to become wet. Do not remove or bypass the ground pin on a three-prong plug.
Posted August 6, 2013

The 2013-2014 tax bills were mailed out on August 2nd, 2013. The 2013 3rd quarter bill is due August 1st, 2013 with an extended grace period to September 6th, 2013. If payment is not received by September 6th interest will be calculated from the August 1st due date.