Current Belmar Alerts
Below are important alerts from the Borough of Belmar. Please click on any item to view it in detail.
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 email@example.com.
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!