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Press Releases

Mayor Amato & Berkeley Recreation

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Mayor Amato Urges Residents to Stay Hydrated and Indoors, when possible. With the extreme heat hitting our area this week, Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., is urging residents to stay hydrated. "Residents, especially our seniors should drink plenty of liquids, preferably water and avoid going outside, if possible.” Mayor Amato said. According to the Ocean County Board of Health, there are some very simple precautions that you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during extended periods of heat. Stay in the air-conditioning, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Wear light clothing and limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day. Take these necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion of heat stroke:
  • Stay cool.
  • If you do not have air-conditioning, visit the local library, a supermarket, the Mall, the movies, etc.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amount of sugar.
  • Make sure everyone in your family is drinking enough water, also.
  • Stay informed.
  • Check your local news for extreme heat warning and safety tips.
  • Keep your family aware of weather and heat safety information.
  • Visit the OCHD website for tips on Heat and the Elderly, Heat and Infants and Children, Heat and People with Chronic Medical Conditions, Heat and Outdoor Workers and Heat and Athletes at

    Customers who are without power should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link at

    Pay Your Property Taxes Online

    Mayor Amato announces that property owners in Berkeley Township will now be able to pay your property taxes online. There will be a minimal service charge that the bank charges for the service.

  • Click Here to look up your taxes and pay them online
  • Mayor's Annual School Supply Drive

    Mayor Amato’s school supply drive supports the children of our Berkeley Schools whose families are in need of basic school supplies for the upcoming scholastic year. New items such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks and other staple supplies will be collected at each concert at a designated location in Veterans Park. Monetary donations will be accepted in lieu of merchandise.


    Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato is proud to announce that the town’s municipal golf course has launched a new website with online tee time capabilities. ......Click Here for More Information

    Click on the DEPARTMENT link above in the black menu bar then click on Golf Course to take you directly to the Cedar Creek Golf Course webpage.

    After School Arts & Crafts Program

    Children in the Berkeley Township School District grades K-6 will enjoy a fun and safe after school Recreation program with daily arts & crafts, games and free time. You can download a copy of the After School Arts & Crafts Registration Packet Here. or pick up a Packet at the Rec Center at 630 Rt. 9 (Atlantic City Blvd.) in Bayville. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 732-269-4456.

    Mayor Amato Announces Open Registration
    for Preschool Program

    Mayor Carmen Amato announces that Preschool registration is now open for all area children that are between the ages of 2 ½ to 5 years old. “Parents looking to send their children to an affordable Preschool Program can register for the services provided by our Recreation staff,” said Mayor Amato. The Preschool Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:00 – 11:30 am at the Rec Center in Bayville. Registration is open to the public. You can download a copy of the Preschool Packet from the Recreation website at or pick up a Preschool Packet at the Rec Center at 630 Rt. 9 (Atlantic City Blvd.) in Bayville. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 732-269-4456.

    EPA Public Notice

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its Fourth Five-Year Review of the Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Company Superfund Site located at 186 Hickory Lane, Bayville, Berkeley Township, New Jersey. This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site continues to be protective of public health and the environment and is functioning as designed. Cleanup activities, which were substantially completed in 1998, included but were not limited to the following: demolition and disposal of the Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Company building, excavation and abandonment of the sanitary septic system, ......More Information

    New Jersey Veterans Guide

    Mayor Amato would like our community's Veterans to be aware of the services available to them. This guide continues a tradition of providing relevant information to New Jersey’s Veterans community. Keeping Veterans informed is part of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMAVA) continuing outreach efforts

    Click Here for the NJ Veterans Benefits Guide


    This FREE service is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents of Ocean County can utilize any of sites.

    CLICK HERE FOR ALL Ocean County Document Shredding Sites

    Report a Pothole

    Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experience we realize that it creates numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Department is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.

    Click here to report the pothole location

    FEMA & Sandy Disaster Information
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

  • FEMA Website
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

    Registered w/FEMA-STAY In Touch

    Mayor Amato urges residents who registered with FEMA by the May 1st deadline to keep their FEMA ID numbers and stay in touch with FEMA. Disaster assistance may be available for LOSSES NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. Survivors should get in touch with FEMA as soon as they receive their insurance settlement. Be sure to have the registration number FEMA assigned to your application at hand. Survivors who registered for disaster assistance before the May 1 deadline may check the status of their applications online at or call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, as soon as receive their insurance settlement. If you received a letter from FEMA saying you were not eligible for assistance, one reason may be that you had not yet received an insurance settlement and it could not be factored into your application. ..More.

    Disaster Legal Response Program: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, is providing direct legal assistance to the victims of Super Storm Sandy. Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal assistance and advice to all storm survivors. Case descriptions for clients requiring additional legal assistance and who meet VLJ's financial eligibility guidelines are sent to volunteer attorneys via a weekly case list email. The most commonly encountered legal issues include insurance, FEMA, landlord tenant and contractor issues. Please call VLJ's toll free disaster hotline at (855) 301-2525.

    Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project Mayor Amato would like to share with residents contact information for the Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project Legal Services of New Jersey:

    Fax: (732) 572-0066

    Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Hotline: (888) 222-5765

    Legal Services of NJ website

    Preliminary FEMA Maps RELEASED
  • Base Flood Elevation(BFE) Address Lookup Tool
  • Fema Interactive Map of the Jersey Shore, Type your address in the upper right hand corner
  • FLOOD INSURANCE AND MITIGATION HELPLINE Mayor Amato would like residents to know if you have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques, FEMA has set up a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. The number is 1-877-287-9804 ....More


    To accommodate rebuilding efforts and provide guidance in those areas where customers may have to raise their homes up in compliance with the new FEMA standards,
  • .... Click Here For the Full Details
  • "ReNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center For more information on the "reNew Jersey Stronger" initiative, including details about the application process, determination of eligibility, and award calculation, visit or call the hotline number 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946). The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center that will open is located at: 750 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.

    New Jersey' Clean Energy Program - Energy Incentives Mayor Amato would like to remind residents of the New Jersey' Clean Energy Program's enhanced incentives for High Efficiency Appliances for Storm Victims. Berkeley Township is designated as a "major" damaged area impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Because of this designation, Berkeley residents may be eligible for enhanced incentives on high efficiency equipment/appliances. ...More

    Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group Mayor Amato urges residents who are still financially struggling from Superstorm Sandy to reach out to Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group.
  • ...More Information
  • Homes For All, Inc. has grant funds available for re-building. Contact 732-286-7929. ....Click Here for More Information

  • NJ Dept of Community Affairs rebuilding restoration guidelines for Sandy Victims NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Mayor Amato Announces Emergency Notification System Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system (CODE RED) to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations. Click here to Sign-up

    Sign up for Text Message & Email Emergency Notifications Via Nixle .
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