JCP&L Meter Configurations
08-25-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to be aware that JCP&L has updated their Electric Meter Configuration Guidelines.
To safely maintain its facilities, provide reliable service and help obtain accurate meter readings, JCP&L asks that customers provide easy and unobstructed access to its electric meters. To assist with this, JCP&L is offering the following information regarding newly approved meter connection guidelines to customers who are rebuilding or elevating homes located in coastal areas identified as FEMA flood zones:
Meter heights cannot exceed 60 inches above a horizontal surface. Acceptable surfaces include decks featuring permanent fixed stairs at least 36 inches wide.
Minimum clearances for the meter socket for overhead and underground construction are 42 inches across, 48 inches in front and 15 inches on each side of the meter socket.
Decks must be constructed to meet all applicable JCP&L standards, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electric Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local building code requirements.
JCP&L must review and approve the point of attachment prior to construction, and encourages customers to contact JCP&L prior to submitting plans to builders or municipal authorities.
Safety is a top priority for JCP&L and in order to protect its customers and facilities, the company requests that property owners contact them before any construction that involves utility lines. JCP&L can advise customers early in the process on minimum clearances that are required.
Please see the attached documents for detailed drawings of meter installation requirements and meter decks.
Click Here for the Printable Version of the guidelines
Click here for the Meter Deck Detail for Overhead Services
Click here for the Meter Deck Detail for Underground Services
SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT FROM THE
DESK OF MAYOR CARMEN F. AMATO, JR
08-13-14 Hazard Mitigation – Energy Allocation Initiative Grant Increased from $60,000 to $215,400.
I am pleased to announce that Berkeley Township has received notification that our original Hazard Mitigation – Energy Allocation Initiative Grant, has been increased from $60,000 to $215,400. This is great news for Berkeley taxpayers. You may recall that the Township Council and I announced we would be applying for grants for the purpose of installing emergency generators around Berkeley Township. The primary purposes of these generators are to provide power, in the event of power outages, at emergency shelters during storms and disasters. These sites will also be used in the event of wide spread power outages for heating and cooling centers for our residents. We are currently out to bid for the installation of our first location. I anticipate with the help of this $215,400 grant, we will be out to bid on additional locations shortly. The Berkeley Township Office of Emergency Management, Township Council and I as your Mayor, are committed in ensuring that our residents have a local place to go during these circumstances.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Continues with our Annual Summer Beach Party & The Dupree's.
On August 13th we will be having our Annual Summer Beach Party Live on the beach @ 23rd Avenue, S. Seaside Park at 5:30 p.m. This years entertainment will feature Alotta Colada. Bring a beach chair. A week later, On August 20th at Berkeley's Veterans Park, will feature opening act Gerard Esposito followed by The Duprees. Concert starts at 6:00pm. Please come on out for a great evening and bring a chair. Refreshments are always provided by our area non-profit groups and organizations that use these concerts as fundraisers for their groups.
Mayor's Third Annual School Supply Drive
I'm pleased to announce my third annual school supply drive. We have once again started collecting school supplies for our neediest Berkeley Township school children. Although almost two years from Sandy, the need for school supplies is anticipated to be greater than last year. Supplies that are needed: Back Packs, Note Books, Safety Scissors', Pens & Pencils, Erasers, Color Markers, Glue and Glue Sticks, Crayons and Rulers. School supplies can be dropped off at the Berkeley Recreation Center, Route 9 in Bayville or the Mayor’s Office at Town Hall. We will also be collecting school supplies at our August 20th Dupree's concert. As a special incentive, those who participate and drop off school supplies will be entered into a FREE raffle with the chance of winning one of four $25.00 Shop Rite Gift Cards. The School Supply drive will end on September 3rd. If you have any questions feel free to contact my office at: 732-244-7400 Ext:203.
WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER 08-13-14
Mayor Amato would like residents to be informed about police activity in Berkeley Township. This weeks police blotter can be found here....
POLICE BLOTTER - July 16th to July 23, 2014
POLICE BLOTTER - July 23rd to July 30, 2014
POLICE BLOTTER - July 28th to August 7, 2014
POLICE BLOTTER - August 8th to August 13, 2014
Third Annual School Supply Drive
07-23-14 Mayor Amato along with the Berkeley Township Recreation Department announce the third annual School Supply Drive. We will be collecting school supplies
for our neediest Berkeley Township School Children. In the wake of Sandy, we anticipate the need to be greater than last year. Supplies that are needed:
Pens & Pencils
Glue and Glue Sticks
The School Supply drive will end on September 3rd.
School supplies can be dropped off at the Berkeley Recreation Center, Route 9 in Bayville or the Mayor’s Office at Town Hall.
PLANNING ASSISTANCE GRANT
07-28-14 Mayor Amato announces Berkeley Township to receive $277,000 in post-Sandy planning assistance grants.
BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., is pleased to announce that the Township’s Strategic Recovery Planning Report, that was approved and submitted to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for second round of post-Sandy planning assistance grants, has been approved. The Township will receive $277,000 in post-Sandy planning assistance grants.
“When Superstorm Sandy struck the coast of New Jersey on October 29, 2012, storm surge, flooding, and wind damage caused extensive damage to Berkeley Township.” Mayor Amato said. “The damage included private and public property, local infrastructure, and community facilities. As part of our post-Sandy recovery efforts, through the due-dilligence of my administration, we sought and were awarded a grant of $26,000 from the DCA to prepare the Strategic Recovery Planning Report (SRPR) for the Township.” Mayor Amato said.
STRATEGIC RECOVERY PLANNING REPORT
BTMUA PHASE V
Water Main Installation
07-03-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that the BTMUA PHASE V water main installation for several streets in the Pinewald area is scheduled to begin on JULY 7, 2014.
The residents in this area will receive the 2nd formal notice of the construction early next week. The construction should be completed sometime in the Fall. The Authority anticipates the 90 Notices to Connect will go out to the residents sometime in November.
Updates will be provided as the project progresses.
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Emergency Notifications Via Nixle
06-04-14 The Berkeley Township Council has established an ordinance to License all Businesses within the Township.
Click here for the Ordinance Establishing Mercantile Licenses
JCP&L RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REBUILDING
05-20-14 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, Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L ) wants to make customers aware of potential clearance and access issues that should be discussed in advance of rebuilding.
Issues have arisen with encroachments on the clearances between electric power lines and buildings and in some cases, could result in serious safety concerns, risk of property damage, injury or death. The intent of this letter is to raise awareness of these issues and to proactively review your plans before you commence your construction project or rebuilding efforts.
To make application to JCP&L please call our 800 # ( 1-800-662-3115 ). When your application is received, a Layout Technician will be assigned to your project. The items listed in the document below will be
needed to properly assess your plans. Please provide them at your earliest convenience. JCP&L requires a minimum of
30 days to process and review the application.
....Click Here For the Full Details
OEM Special Needs data Sheet
The Berkeley Township Office of Emergency Management wants to better serve the residents of Berkeley Township. Please fill out this Emergency Data form so that we are better prepared to assist you in your time of need.
Click here for the Special Needs data Sheet
Report a Pothole
05-01-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experienced this year we realize that it has created numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Deparment is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.
Click here to report the pothole location
NJDOT Route 35 News
04-02-14 Christie Administration highlights progress in reconstruction of Sandy-damaged Route 35 on Barnegat Peninsula
Complete Streets proposals for bicyclists and pedestrians detailed
.....Route 35 Bike Route Plans
FEMA Preliminary FIRM Maps
04-02-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that FEMA has released the Preliminary FIRM Maps. Shortly after the issuance of the preliminary FIRMs, FEMA and its partners will host Resilience Meetings where community officials will have a first opportunity to review the preliminary FIRM and additional flood risk tools. Additional meetings will follow, including the CCO meeting with community officials and separate public open house meetings where the general public and other interested parties may ask questions about the preliminary FIRMs, the flood hazard mapping process, mitigating flood risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Once the affected communities receive the preliminary FIRMs and a public notice has been provided, a statutory 90-day appeal period will begin. During this time FEMA will accept scientific and technical information from interested parties submitted through community officials that may help better define local conditions and flood hazards. Following the end of the appeal period, and the resolution of any appeals, FEMA will finalize the maps and initiate a 6-month compliance period before formal map adoption. After this 6-month period, the updated FIRMs will be considered effective and will become the basis for flood insurance requirements, insurance premiums, and local building regulations. It typically takes 18 to 24 months from release of the preliminary FIRM to the final effective date. The final FIRM will be available at your community’s local map repository and online through FEMA’s Map Service Center
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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 www.disasterassistance.gov
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.
Mayor Amato Announces
Emergency Notification System
Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations.
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Planning Board TDR and Real Estate Market Analysis
All the REMA and TDR information is posted on our Planning Board Page
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