Current Belmar Alerts
Below are important alerts from the Borough of Belmar. Please click on any item to view it in detail.
Offices Closed for Good Friday
Added on: 04/14/2014 at 05:00 PM
Borough offices will be closed April 18th in observance of Good Friday.
Mayor and Council meeting date change
Added on: 04/11/2014 at 04:00 PM
The April 15th mayor and council meeting has been changed to May 1st.
Help Wanted - Bathroom Attendants
Added on: 03/27/2014 at 05:00 PM
APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SEASONAL BATHROOM ATTENDANTS. APPLY AT THE BELMAR MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 601 MAIN ST. BELMAR, NJ FROM 9AM to 4:30PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
Governor Chris Christie Town Hall Meeting
Added on: 03/24/2014 at 05:00 PM
Due to Governor Christie's Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 25th, the Borough Offices will be closed from 11 am to 3 pm.
March 18th Mayor & Council Meeting Cancelled
Added on: 03/14/2014 at 12:00 PM
The Borough of Belmar Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for March 18, 2014 has been cancelled.
The next meeting will be held on April 1, 2014.
All meetings will begin at 6:00 PM and are held in the Municipal Court Room of the Borough of Belmar, 601 Main Street.
Added on: 03/04/2014 at 11:00 AM
FULL TIME CLERICAL POSITION – BOROUGH OF BELMAR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: APPLICANTS MUST HAVE 3-5 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE. ALSO MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MICROSOFT OFFICE PRODUCTS. EXPERIENCE WITH EDMUNDS SOFTWARE IS PREFERRED. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 12, 2014. PLEASE SEND RESUME WITH COVER LETTER AND SALARY REQUIREMENT TO COLLEEN CONNOLLY, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR, BELMAR MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 601 MAIN STREET, BELMAR, N.J. OR CCONNOLLY@BORO.BELMAR.NJ.US
Report those Potholes!!
Added on: 02/28/2014 at 04:00 PM
Belmar DPW declares war on potholes in Belmar. Report any potholes to email@example.com and we'll be out to fix them with hot patch!
Added on: 02/12/2014 at 11:30 AM
Toddler time for Thursday, February 13th has been postponed to Friday, February 14th due to the inclement weather.
Added on: 02/12/2014 at 12:00 PM
Borough offices will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents Day.
2/13/14 Environmental Commission Meeting
Added on: 02/12/2014 at 02:00 PM
postponed until 2/20/14 at 7:30pm
JCP&L prepares for power outages
Added on: 02/05/2014 at 09:00 AM
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utility personnel are prepared to respond to any outages caused by severe winter weather forecast across most of its utilities’ service territories later today and into Wednesday.
The storm is expected to produce a wintry mix of ice and heavy snow, with current forecasts projecting the most severe conditions in central Pennsylvania and western Maryland.
All of FirstEnergy’s 10 electric utilities have activated storm response plans, including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices, and making arrangements to bring in additional line, substation and forestry personnel, as required, based on the severity of the weather. In addition, FirstEnergy is bringing in contractors to assist with its storm restoration efforts.
“We are monitoring the weather conditions closely and are making plans to deploy resources to the areas that could get hit the hardest,” said Steven E. Strah, vice president, Distribution Support, FirstEnergy. “The ultimate goal of our pre-planning efforts is to
speed the restoration process and minimize any inconvenience our customers experience due to the weather.”
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.firstenergycorp.com. In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.
FirstEnergy customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts. The app is available for Apple® iPhone® and AndroidTM smartphones. Customers can use the keyword "FirstEnergy" to locate the apps in the online store.
In addition, customers can use FirstEnergy’s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages. Text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to get started.
For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.
Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms:
Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a fire hazard.
Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home.
If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand. Tune to a local station
for current storm information.
Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need
to report your electricity is out. Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.
Recreation Basketball Cancelled
Added on: 02/03/2014 at 09:05 AM
Recreation basketball scheduled for February 3rd is cancelled due to the weather.
February 4th Mayor & Council Meeting Cancelled
Added on: 01/31/2014 at 02:00 PM
The February 4th Mayor and Council meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for February 18th at 6pm.
Recreation Basketball January 22nd
Added on: 01/22/2014 at 11:00 AM
Recreation basketball for tonight, January 22nd is cancelled
Mayor & Council Meeting Postponed
Added on: 01/21/2014 at 10:00 AM
Due to the inclement weather tonight's Mayor and Council meeting has been postponed until January 28th at 6 pm.
Added on: 01/21/2014 at 03:00 PM
All borough activities for January 21st are either cancelled or postponed. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Wednesday, January 22nd.
Added on: 01/13/2014 at 12:00 PM
Belmar Code Enforcement is reminding all property owners to prominently display house numbers which are visible from the street on their homes. This is vital to our first responders. Those in violation of the Borough Ordinance are subject to summonses being issued. Thank you for your cooperation.
January 7th Council meeting Cancelled
Added on: 01/06/2014 at 11:00 AM
The January 7th Mayor and Council meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be on the 21st at 6 pm.
Added on: 01/03/2014 at 07:00 AM
Due to the snow, Borough offices will have a delayed opening of 10 am.
APPROACHING WINTER STORM - PLEASE MOVE VEHICLES OFF OF STREETS
Added on: 01/02/2014 at 05:00 PM
CODE RED – SNOW STORM PARKING
The Borough is preparing for the oncoming snow storm. Please move all vehicles off of the streets immediately. This is necessary to allow our snow removal operation to proceed quickly and without impediment. If you require assistance with off the street parking please ask your neighbors for space or utilize the parking areas at Dempsey Lot on 13th Avenue or Borough Hall at 6th and Main Street. Vehicles left on the street may be plowed in or ticketed. Please move your vehicles immediately. You may return to parking on the street Saturday after 12:00 noon.
JCP&L anticipates power outages in our area. If you experience power loss please quickly call JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS or 888-544-4877. Do not assume your neighbor will call.
We thank you for your cooperation and please be safe through this storm.
December 18th Mayor & Council Meeting is Cancelled
Added on: 12/16/2013 at 09:00 AM
The December 18th Mayor and Council meeting is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is December 30, 2013 at 10:00 am
2014 Seasonal Beach Badges are on sale now
Added on: 12/02/2013 at 01:00 PM
Seasonal Beach Badges will be on sale every Saturday and Sunday in the month of December from 10 am to 3 pm at Borough Hall. Regular badges are $50 and seniors 62 and older are $15. Gift boxes are available as well.
You can pick them up during the week between the hours of 9 am to 4:30 pm.
MAYOR DOHERTY GUEST BARTENDER AT CONNOLLY STATION, MAKES APPEAL FOR TOY DONATIONS
Added on: 12/02/2013 at 05:00 PM
Mayor Matthew J. Doherty and Connolly Station will host a toy donation event to benefit the Belmar 2013 Holiday Toy Drive,Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
There are still Belmar families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, who now face a second Christmas away from their homes. Mayor Doherty, the Borough of Belmar and Connolly Station are committed to ensuring that every child has the magical holiday they deserve. Please support our Belmar families by donating a new, unwrapped toy or gift card.
Guest Bartender: Mayor Doherty
711 Main Street
Thursday, December 2, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission: $10.00 at the door or a New Unwrapped Toy
Items needed for Infants-5th Grade:
Fisher Price Toys
Arts & Crafts Kits
Disney Princess Dolls
Items needed for children grades 6th-8th: Gift Cards: Target, Wal-Mart, Claire’s Boutique, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Dunkin Donuts, Movie Theaters, Bath & Body Works etc.
2014 Seasonal Beach Badges on Sale December 1st
Added on: 11/21/2013 at 10:00 AM
Seasonal beach badges for 2014 will go on sale on December 1st. The Borough Offices at 601 Main Street will be open on the 1st from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost for a seasonal badge is $50 and seniors and disabled is $15.
Mayor & Council Meeting Time Change
Added on: 10/31/2013 at 09:00 AM
THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2013 WILL BEGIN AT 5:30 PM INSTEAD OF 6 PM. THE REASON FOR THE EARLIER START TIME IS TO ALLOW FOR THE BELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HOLD THEIR YOUTH GOVERNMENT MOCK MEETING. THE BELMAR MAYOR AND COUNCIL REGULARLY SCHEDULED AGENDA WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW.
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AT 601 MAIN STREET, BELMAR.
Belmar Methodist Church Rebuilding Food Pantry
Added on: 10/29/2013 at 03:00 PM
The Belmar Methodist Church located at the corner of 7th and D Street is getting ready to finally re-open their food pantry after being hit by Hurricane Sandy one year ago. They are currently working on restocking their shelves and are welcoming donations of non-perishable food items. If you would like to make a donation please stop by the church.
Get Voting and Election Alerts
Added on: 10/21/2013 at 02:00 PM
Voter Alert, a free mobile app that allows individuals to sign up to receive non-partisan election information. The app will remind you of important election dates such as voter registration deadlines, information on upcoming debates and Election Day itself.
Sample of their latest alerts, include:
Sample Ballot – Sample ballots have been mailed by the superintendent of elections
Buono-Christie Debate – In one hour, 10/8/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Channel 2-NY and North Jersey. Channel 3 in South Jersey
Booker-Lonegan Debate – 10/9/2013 7pm. NBC Channel 10 WCAU-TV South Jersey. NY Affiliate NBC-NY North Jersey. Also on Telemundo.
Booker-Lonegan Debate – In 30 minutes!! 10/9/2013 7pm. NBC Channel 10 WCAU-TV South Jersey. NY Affiliate NBC-NY North Jersey. Also on Telemundo.
The site will treat all personal information provided to them as confidential and used for the purpose of delivering Voter Alerts. They will not rent, sell or trade users e-mail address or phone number with any third party. They view the app as a non-partisan educational/informational tool.
Here is a link to their website - www.voter-alert.com and it loads to your cell phone through app store or play store.
Now Hiring! - DPW Laborers
Added on: 10/18/2013 at 09:00 AM
APPLICATIONS AND/OR RESUMES ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
FULL TIME LABORER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.
DUTIES INCLUDE PERFORMING MANUAL AND UNSKILLED LABOR UNDER SUPERVISION. MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2013. APPLY AT THE BELMAR MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 601 MAIN ST. BELMAR, N.J. FROM 9AM to 4:30PM.
Mayor & Council Meeting Date Changes
Added on: 10/01/2013 at 10:00 AM
The Borough of Belmar Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for October 16, 2013 has been changed and will now be held on October 23, 2013.
The November 20, 2013 Mayor and Council meeting has been cancelled and therefore the Mayor and Council will only meet once in the month of November at their previously scheduled meeting date of November 6, 2013.
All meetings will begin at 6:00 PM and are held in the Municipal Court Room of the Borough of Belmar, 601 Main Street.
Hazard Mitigation Grant
Added on: 09/09/2013 at 02:00 PM
This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the Elevation Program under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), is Sunday, September 15th, 2013. Please insure that all municipalities/residents who expressed interest in elevations in your respective Letters of Intent (LOI’s), are aware of this deadline. All residential elevations will run through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) State run elevation process.
Please follow the link below to register for the program.
The state has also set up the following hotline:
855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners
Movie on the Beach - Cars 2 BACK ON!!
Added on: 08/03/2013 at 07:00 PM
Movie back on for tonight. The movie begins at dusk.
Tax Bills to be Mailed by August 9, 2013
Added on: 08/02/2013 at 05:00 PM
Tax bills will be mailed at around August 9, 2013. Payments will be due by September 6, 2013 to avoid interest charges.
Arts & Crafts - August 1, 2013 Cancelled
Added on: 08/01/2013 at 09:00 AM
Arts and Crafts for today, Thursday, August 1, 2013 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Recovery Assistance Available for Rental Property Owners & Renters
Added on: 07/31/2013 at 09:00 AM
The Christie Administration today launched a $70 million Landlord Rental Repair Program to provide grants to help rental property owners repair, reconstruct or elevate rental units damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The program is part of the ‘reNew Jersey Stronger’ Housing Initiative, and will provide up to $50,000 per unit to be made available at affordable rental rates. Eligible owners of rental property in the 9 most-impacted counties from Sandy will be prioritized, but the grants will be available for rental properties damaged by the storm in all 21 counties. It is anticipated the program will benefit approximately 1,500 rental units. Today’s program launch supports the ongoing efforts by the Christie Administration to assist Sandy-impacted homeowners, landlords and renters.
LANDLORD RENTAL REPAIR PROGRAM
WHO: Landlords and Property Owners with 25 or fewer units.
WHAT: This $70 million program will provide up to $50,000 per unit for eligible rental property owners to repair, reconstruct or elevate property damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Rehabilitated units must be rented year-round to low- and moderate- income households.
WHY: Program will increase supply of affordable housing and help revitalize damaged neighborhoods.
HOW: Funding can be used for eligible costs for rehabilitation, reconstruction, demolition (incidental to reconstruction), elevation, and storm mitigation.
New Jersey has $379 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds for programs specifically targeted to renters and rental property owners. These programs will replenish the stock of rental housing throughout affected areas, repair affordable rental units left uninhabitable by the storm, and provide affordable housing for special needs populations. Some of these existing programs include:
PROGRAMS FOR LANDLORDS AND RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS
LANDLORD INCENTIVE PROGRAM
WHO: Landlords and Property Owners.
WHAT: This $40 million program will expand the State’s inventory of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households impacted by Superstorm Sandy, assisting at least 1,000 families.
WHY: Program will help low- and moderate- income households obtain affordable housing.
HOW: The program will provide rental property owners roughly the difference between 30% of the tenant’s monthly income and federal fair market rents each month over a two-year period and allows rental property owners to provide affordable rental housing.
PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPERS
NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
WHO: For-profit and non-profit developers with support of the local government of the project location. The applicant may also be a government agency, redevelopment authority or public housing authority in partnership with a development entity.
WHAT: This $30 million program will provide funding to stabilize neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
WHY: Program is a focused effort to revitalize target neighborhoods through the creation of affordable housing.
HOW: provide zero percent loans to rehabilitate abandoned, foreclosed and vacant housing and to redevelop lots to create affordable housing options in formerly blighted buildings.
PREDEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND FOR AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
WHO: Non-profit developers in good standing with the State who will create affordable rental properties.
WHAT: This $10 million program will provide financing to help nonprofit developers revitalize Sandy-affected areas by covering the predevelopment costs associated with the redevelopment of properties that are currently considered unsafe, underutilized, or in foreclosure.
WHY: Program will revitalize communities and address developmental needs created or exacerbated by Superstorm Sandy.
HOW: Loan funding may be used for predevelopment costs including, but not limited to: project feasibility, legal fees, soil studies, site preparation, appraisals, and surveys.
SANDY SPECIAL NEEDS HOUSING FUND
WHO: Private for-profit and non-profit housing developers and public housing authorities who will create projects with a combination of rental housing and support services.
WHAT: This $25 million program will fund permanent supportive rental housing or community residences in which some or all of the units are affordable to low- and moderate- income special needs residences.
WHY: Program will provide rental housing and support services to special needs populations affected by Superstorm Sandy.
HOW: Funding can be used for hard and soft costs including: acquisition, rehabilitation, and construction.
FUND FOR RESTORATION OF MULTI-FAMILY RENTAL HOUSING
WHO: Private for-profit and non-profit housing developers and public housing authorities who will create and manage large multi-family developments.
WHAT: This $179,520,000 program provides funding to repair and construct affordable multi-family rental housing units in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
WHY: Program will help low- and moderate- income households obtain affordable housing.
HOW: Funding can be used for hard and soft costs including: acquisition, rehabilitation, and construction. This program will be available in conjunction with other multi-family programs offered by the State to leverage additional resources.
Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Have Until August 1 to Apply for RREM and Resettlement Programs
Added on: 07/18/2013 at 01:00 PM
Sandy-impacted homeowners have until August 1, 2013 to apply for the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) and Homeowner Resettlement Programs. After August 1, applications will no longer be accepted for the two grant programs. Eligible homeowners can apply for grant assistance online at www.renewjerseystronger.org, by phone at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946), or in person at any one of the Housing Recovery Centers open in each of the nine counties most affected by Superstorm Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union).
The initial application period for the grant programs ended on June 30, 2013. Applications received between June 30th and August 1st will be considered after all the applications from the initial application period have been processed, including those that were placed on the wait list. People on the wait list and people who applied after June 30th will be considered for a possible grant award when additional federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding becomes available, which is expected this fall.
Locations of the nine Housing Recovery Centers are as follows:
· ATLANTIC: 500 Scarborough Dr., Suite 101, Egg Harbor Twp
· BERGEN: 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., 1st Floor, South Tower, Paramus
· CAPE MAY: 3860 Bayshore Rd., Suite 5, North Cape May
· ESSEX: 153 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor, Newark
· HUDSON: 438 Summit Ave., 6th Floor, Jersey City
· MIDDLESEX: 1 Metroplex Dr., Edison
· MONMOUTH: 3 Paragon Way, Suite150, Freehold NJ
· OCEAN: 750 Vassar Ave., Suite 1, Lakewood Twp
· UNION: 150 Morris Ave., Suite 101, Springfield
July 18th Frank Rummler Memorial Band Concert
Added on: 07/16/2013 at 07:00 PM
The Frank Rummler Memorial Band concert for July 18th at 8 pm, at Pyanoe Plaza is being relocated to the community center at 601 Main Street due to the hot weather. Space is limited so please arrive promptly.
Beat the Heat - Cooling Center Now Open
Added on: 07/16/2013 at 09:00 AM
A cooling center has been opened at 601 Main Street in the Community Room. It is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Come get out of the heat and get some ice cold water and relax in the comfort of an air conditioned room with a television, dvd player and board games.
Friday July 12th events changes
Added on: 07/12/2013 at 04:00 PM
Fireworks for tonight have been cancelled. New date TBD. Same for the kids races.
Friday night concert in Pyanoe Plaza moved to Belmar gym, 601 Main.
Arts & Crafts - July 11, 2013 Cancelled
Added on: 07/11/2013 at 08:00 AM
Due to the rain and chance of thunderstorms throughout the day, Arts and Crafts for today, July 11, 2013 will be cancelled.
Free Mediation Program Available to Assist New Jersey Residents with Sandy-Related Insurance Claims
Added on: 07/11/2013 at 02:00 PM
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) has established a voluntary mediation program to assist New Jersey residents in swiftly resolving their Sandy-related insurance claims. The program, which is free of charge, allows property owners to submit homeowner, automobile and commercial property claims to an independent mediator who will review the case and assist in settlement discussions.
Disputed Sandy-related claims that are greater than $1,000, are not flood-related, do not include a reasonable suspicion of fraud, and are based on policies in force at the time Sandy made landfall are eligible for mediation. Insurance carriers pay for the cost of the independent mediator. Policyholders who wish to bring legal representation to the mediation session may hire an attorney at their own expense.
Claims under policies issued by or through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are not currently part of the mediation program. However, DOBI continues to discuss with NFIP the possibility of their participation in mediations at a later time.
Application forms are now available online at www.adr.org/njsandy, by phone at 855-366-9774 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the voluntary mediation program, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/division_consumers/insurance/sandymediation.html on the DOBI website.
July 11th Frank Rummler Memorial Band Concert
Added on: 07/11/2013 at 03:00 PM
The Frank Rummler Memorial Band concert for tonight, July 11th at 8 pm, at Pyanoe Plaza is being relocated to the community center at 601 Main Street due to the inclement weather. Space is limited so please arrive promptly.
Boardwalk Paid Parking Now In Effect
Added on: 07/03/2013 at 11:00 AM
Boardwalk Paid Parking is Now in Effect and Being Enforced. During the regular season the following rules and procedures are in effect: Paid parking along the boardwalk is now being enforced from 8AM to 7PM everyday. The rate for all numbered spaces on Ocean Avenue is $1.00 per hour.
The meter machines take cash (no change given) or Debit Cards, Master Card, Visa or Discover Card only! After you have paid at the meter machines, please keep your receipt (no need to take it back to your car). You may use ANY meter station to buy or add time. You have the option of refilling your time via your cell phone.
Location of Frank Luckenbill Band Concert Changed
Added on: 07/01/2013 at 02:00 PM
Tonight's Frank Luckenbill Band concert at Pyanoe Plaza will be relocated to the Calvary Baptist Church, 600 13th Avenue, due to the inclement weather.
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE HELPLINE AVAILABLE
Added on: 06/19/2013 at 09:00 AM
Preliminary Work Maps have been introduced for Monmouth, Hudson, Atlantic and Ocean counties. New Jersey property owners with questions about National Flood Insurance Program rates now have a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information.
The number is 877-287-9804 for people who need information about their flood insurance rates based on the newly released National Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Work Maps for Monmouth, Hudson, Atlantic and Ocean counties.
Callers should follow the prompts. Because of high call volumes, you may be asked to leave your phone number, with the area code, for a return call.
Policyholders with questions or concerns about their claims may also speak with National Flood Insurance Program specialists at 877-287-9804. Callers should provide insurance policy information such as insurance carrier and policy number.
The helpline operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Additional information is available at www.floodsmart.gov.
More information on New Jersey disaster recovery is available online atwww.fema.gov/disaster/4086 or www.state.nj.us/njoem. FEMA is also on Twitter attwitter.com/femasandy and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/femasandy. For information on ways of building stronger, safer and smarter, visit www.fema.gov.
Flooding in Areas Around Town
Added on: 06/10/2013 at 07:00 PM
We are experiencing flooding in certain areas and expect more rain. Some areas of Ocean Avenue are closed so that Silver Lake and Como Lake can be pumped out. If you are in an area prone to flooding move your vehicles to higher ground. You can park at Dempsey Park or the Municipal Building.
Added on: 05/28/2013 at 07:00 PM
Now Available: Applications for reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs
Added on: 05/24/2013 at 07:00 PM
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will begin accepting applications for the reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant programs. There are two programs available:
Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM): This program provides up to $150,000 for eligible Homeowners to repair, elevate or rebuild their primary residences in the affected communities.
Homeowner Resettlement: This program provides a $10,000 grant award to eligible Homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. This program requires you to remain in or return to Sandy impacted communities.
Governor Chris Christie has tasked the DCA with administering the $1.8 billion federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to assist storm-impacted homeowners and communities. Of this total, $1.2 billion will fund housing-related programs.
For more information regarding the reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant programs, including eligibility information and application instructions, please visit www.renewjerseystronger.org.
The DCA Superstorm Sandy Housing Assistance hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946) to answer any questions you may have about the application process.
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Yard Sale Registration Extended
Added on: 04/30/2013 at 04:00 PM
The registration deadline for the May 19th and 19th town wide yard sale has been extended until May 6, 2013. Don't forget to register and get your name on the particpant list.
Belmar Womans Club Scholarship
Added on: 04/05/2013 at 07:00 PM
The Belmar Woman’s Club is, once again, offering scholarships to college-bound seniors. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1000.00. The scholarships are available to both male and female students. The candidates will be notified in May and the presentation of scholarships will take place on Friday June 7, 2013 at our monthly meeting. The candidates for the scholarships must meet the following criteria:
The candidate must reside in Belmar.
The candidate must have a solid academic record. We require an official transcript of class standing and grade point average for the last two years including third quarter grades for his/her senior year.
The candidate must be involved in community affairs, extra-curricular activities or work experience.
The candidate must write a short essay explaining why the scholarship award is important to her/him.
5. The candidate must complete the attached application, which must be typed or computer printed.
The deadline for receiving applications and accompanying documentation is May 15, 2013. This packet should be mailed to Rosemarie Papa, at the above address.
Water & Hydrant Flushing
Added on: 03/25/2013 at 03:00 PM
Many of our residents in town have experienced increased problems with discolored water in recent days and weeks. Belmar's Department of Public Works has met with American Water Company regarding this ongoing problem. The water, while discolored in some neighborhoods is safe to drink and use.
As a step towards addressing this problem our DPW will commence a complete flushing of our water system. This will be done at night, between the hours of 8 pm and 4 am in an attempt to have as little impact on our residents as possible.
The flushing will start tonight, March 25th, and will continue through the upcoming weeks. Residents may expect to see a temporary discoloration of water and/or a decrease of pressure when the flushing is occuring between 8 pm and 4 am. We recommend that you avoid running your tap water, using the washing machine or dishwasher. If you do experience this slight discoloration please run cold water through your taps until it runs clear. The water in Belmar is absolutely safe to drink and use.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Special Mayor & Council Meeting
Added on: 03/14/2013 at 02:00 PM
THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR MAYOR & COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING A SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 AT 5:30 P.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING RESOLUTIONS.
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AT 601 MAIN STREET, BELMAR.
Mayor & Council Meeting Date Change
Added on: 03/12/2013 at 10:00 AM
THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 20, 2013 HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 27, 2013 AT 6:00 PM.
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AT 601 MAIN STREET, BELMAR.
Storm Preparations & Water Issues
Added on: 03/06/2013 at 10:00 AM
First, in preparation for the upcoming storm, please take time to prepare your home and property. We anticipate rain, high winds and some street flooding. Please clear your property of brush or other items that could become windborne. Our Department of Public Works is working diligently to clear storm drains and prepare for the storm.
Our second announcement is that the Belmar Water Department is testing and flushing fire hydrants at several points throughout the borough. You may experience some water discoloration due to this process. We ask for your patience and request that should you have discoloration then please flush your pipes by running water from your faucets for 10-15 minutes.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and please be safe during the coming storm.
Recreation Basketball Awards Night Postponed
Added on: 03/06/2013 at 11:00 AM
Due to the incoming weather the recreation basketball awards ceremony for Wednesday, March 6th has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 14th at 6 PM.
Power Loss & Storm Preparation
Added on: 03/06/2013 at 12:00 PM
JCP&L has experienced some downed wires near their South Belmar Substantion that has impacted hundreds of homes in Belmar as well as power loss to the Elementary School and the Library. JCP&L is responding to the incident and we will be in touch with further updates as they are made available to us. This storm will continue to bring high winds that will effect our power. If you experience any outage – please immediately call JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS or 888-544-4877.
With the strong winds we are experiencing, please remove all trash cans from the street and safely secure them on your property. If you are scheduled for trash pick-up tonight please do not put your trash out tonight but wait for tomorrow morning.
We anticipate heavy rain and some snow this evening, to the extent feasible, please park your cars in your driveways and or our public lots at the Marina, Pyanoe Plaza and Dempsey Park. This will help our snow removal operation to proceed quickly.
Again, we will be in touch again as we get more information from JCP&L. Please stay safe during the storm.
March 6th Mayor & Council Meeting Postponed
Added on: 03/06/2013 at 03:00 AM
The March 6, 2013 Mayor and Council meeting is postponed due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6 pm.
Power Loss & Storm Preparations
Added on: 03/06/2013 at 04:00 PM
JCP&L has been able to restore SOME power from this afternoon’s outages but many homes are still without power. This storm will continue to bring high winds and further power outages should be anticipated. If you experience any outage – please immediately call JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS or 888-544-4877.
Due to the storm, tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Belmar Council has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm.
Lastly, garbage pick-up for tomorrow has been cancelled due to the high winds and inclement weather. If your scheduled pick-up is tomorrow,do not put your garbage out tonight instead you will have a pick-up at your next regularly scheduled time.
Again, please remember to contact JCP&L immediately if you lose power. Thank you and please stay safe during the storm.
BALC Little League Registration
Added on: 02/21/2013 at 08:00 AM
CLICK HERE FOR BALC LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Borough Offices Closed February 12, 2013
Added on: 02/07/2013 at 12:00 PM
The Borough Offices will be closed Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in observance of Abraham Linconl's Birthday.
Free eye and hearing screenings
Added on: 01/16/2013 at 11:00 AM
Free eye and hearing screenings are available the second Monday of every month at the Monmouth County Health Department's Freehold office, 3435 Highway 9. Call 732-431-7456 to make an appointment. The eye screenings are available for person 3 years old and up. The hearing screenings are available for persons 18 years old and up.
Borough Offices closing at 10:30 AM
Added on: 01/08/2013 at 04:00 PM
The Borough offices will be closed from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on January 9, 2013. The office will re-open at 12 pm and will stay open until 4:30 pm.
Borough Offices Closed
Added on: 12/27/2012 at 03:00 PM
The Borough Offices will be closed December 31st and January 1st in celebration of New Year's Day. Have a safe and happy new year!
Gov. Christie coming to storm-blasted Belmar for post-Hurricane Sandy town hall meeting
Added on: 12/20/2012 at 12:00 PM
Gov. Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday in Belmar, one of many Monmouth County municipalities slammed by Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read more.
Garbage and Bulk Pickup
Added on: 12/06/2012 at 07:00 PM
Normal Garbage and Bulk Pickup schedules will resume on Saturday, December 8, 2012. All Bulk items placed at the curb as of this date will require the purchase of Bulk Stickers.
Calvary Baptist Church Is Open for Residents
Added on: 12/04/2012 at 09:00 AM
The Calvary Baptist Church, 13th Avenue and E Street, is open on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm. The church has a christmas room for parents to get presents for their children. They also have food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and baby items.
Beach Badges On Sale Now!!
Added on: 12/04/2012 at 10:00 AM
Seasonal beach badges are on sale now at 601 Main Street. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Regular season badges are $45 during the month of December and senior season badges are $15. Includes a nice gift box and Belmar keychain.
Belmar Holiday Lights
Added on: 11/29/2012 at 02:00 PM
Belmar has been through a tough time since Hurricane Sandy swept through. Although many residents are still cleaning up and putting their homes and lives back together, the holidays are fast approaching. One simple thing that we can all do to literally brighten our outlook and our town is to enjoy the colorful lights of Christmas and Hanukkah (also called the Festival of Lights). Therefore, the Boro of Belmar, with the help of the Belmar Arts Council, is announcing a town-wide contest for the best home light displays. Instead of trying to pick first, second, and third prize winners, we are going to award prizes to the top 20 decorated homes and the top 5 businesses in town. There is no need to register for this contest; just have your display completed and lit up by December 14th to qualify.
Members of the Belmar Arts Council will send a team of judges throughout the town to find the most creative, cheery, uplifting light displays. These volunteer judges will be going through every street in Belmar on the nights of December 14, 15, and 16. Each of the winners will receive a Belmar Beach Badge and Hurricane Hero t-shirt. And remember, the best displays don’t always have the most lights.
Borough Offices Will Be Closed
Added on: 11/21/2012 at 08:00 AM
Borough Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Added on: 11/20/2012 at 01:00 PM
Beginning Friday, November 23, 2012 FEMA will have office hours at 601 Main Street from 9 am to 7 pm.
Animal House Hearings Postponed
Added on: 11/08/2012 at 08:00 AM
The Animal House Hearings on November 12, 2012 have been postponed until November 15, 2012
Upcoming Recreation Programs Cancelled
Added on: 10/31/2012 at 09:00 AM
The Soccer Picnic scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2012 is cancelled.
Youth Club scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th is cancelled.
Opening of Community & Senior Center
Added on: 10/28/2012 at 02:00 PM
The opening of the Community & Senior Center on Tuesday will be rescheduled to a date to be determined.
BELMAR PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SANDY
Added on: 10/25/2012 at 03:00 PM
Hurricane Sandy is forecasted to impact Belmar this weekend. The storm is anticipated to arrive by Sunday afternoon and the Borough of Belmar has already commenced storm preparations. We urge our residents not to take this lightly; the safety of our residents is our utmost priority.
A “code red” will be issued this evening, advising residents of storm preparation measures. Our Department of Public Works and Police Departments are working diligently to prepare the Borough for the storm. Efforts to mitigate flooding at both Silver Lake and Lake Como will commence Friday, October 26, 2012 at approximately 10:00am. This flood mitigation effort will require parts of Ocean Avenue to be closed and Belmar Police Department will be coordinating with County Officials to ensure that the road closures and traffic flows are properly executed.
The Borough recommends that residents have flashlights and batteries at the ready along with all prescription drugs filled. Have a first aid kit and know emergency routes. It is also a good idea to be sure that vehicles have a full tank of gas. Please secure your home and outdoor items such as porch furniture, garbage cans, flags, umbrellas and grills.
If you have a health condition that would be adversely impacted by the loss of power, please contact the Belmar Police Department at 681-1700 with your name and location so that we may assist you in the event of power loss.
Additional code reds will be issued as the storm develops and as further information is available.
Residents are encouraged to follow the storm on the news and check the Belmar website for continuous updates.
October Planning Board Meeting
Added on: 10/12/2012 at 09:00 AM
The October Planning Board meeting has been changed from October 15, 2012 to October 22, 2012. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Municipal Offices Closed October 8, 2012
Added on: 10/05/2012 at 12:00 PM
The Municipal Offices will be closed Monday, October 8, 2012 in observance of Columbus Day.
Municipal Offices Relocated
Added on: 10/01/2012 at 08:00 AM
The Borough of Belmar Municipal Offices are now located on the Main Street side of the building, located at 601 Main Street. Please enter through the Main Street Doors for all matters except for Municipal Court. The Court offices will remain where there are and you will access them through the Sixth Avenue entrance.
Added on: 09/14/2012 at 03:00 PM
Power Outage Today at 5pm
Power Outage Claims
Added on: 08/28/2012 at 08:00 AM
If you experienced revenue loss or property damage as a result of the power outage on Saturday, August 25th and want to make a claim, call Jersey Central Power & Light at 800-662-3115 and state that you want to submit a claim for losses to JCP&L. Make sure you ask for the reference number for the claim.
August Planning Board Meeting is Cancelled
Added on: 08/20/2012 at 01:00 PM
The Planning Board meeting scheduled for August 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on September 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
No Alerts at This Time!
Added on: 06/14/2012 at 01:00 AM
Good News! There are NO ALERTS at This Time!