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Borough of Seaside Heights
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Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Telephone: 732-793-9100
Fax: 732-793-0319
Code/Building Dept. Direct Line: 732-793-9101

 Certificate of Continued Occupancy

Announcements for 2014

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

April 7th, 2014

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF FIRST SANDY ELEVATION GRANTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION’S HMGP ELEVATION PROGRAM
PROGRAM PROVIDES GRANTS UP TO $30,000 TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH COST OF RAISING STRUCTURES

(14/P23) TRENTON –The Christie Administration today announced approval of the first Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved projects for 26 properties in Brigantine, Atlantic County.

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Upcoming Events

April 7th, 2014

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 13th at 1:00 PM

The Easter Bunny has lost all his Easter eggs on the beach in Seaside Heights! Now, he needs the help of all girls and boys up to ten years of age in the “PALM SUNDAY EGG HUNT!” Hurry to the beach in Seaside Heights this Sunday at 1 PM and follow the signs to the “AGE GROUPS” to uncover the hidden eggs… UP TO 15 THOUSAND EGGS! Some will have a free ticket to a Lakewood BlueClaws game! 50 golden eggs will have a free seasonal beach badge offer from the Borough of Seaside Heights. You’ll earn prizes, like free ride tickets, skeeball games and food, and it’s all FREE AND OPEN TO KIDS UP TO AGE TEN! There will also be a Challenger area for kids with special needs. For age groups, street locations and more, visit exit82.com, or call 732-830-3700. Sponsored by the Lakewood BlueClaws and TD Bank.

Annual Easter Promenade

Sunday, April 20th

Seaside Heights… the family fun and sun resort, turns Easter Sunday into Easter Funday! It’s the annual Easter outfit contest which will be held Sunday, April 20th on the Boardwalk at the Franklin Avenue Stage! Registration for the “BEST DRESSED” CONTEST begins at 10 AM at the Webster Avenue Information Booth, with judging at 1 PM. There will be cash prizes for the winners in several categories. As always on Easter Sunday, the Mayor and Council will be giving out free carnations dyed in holiday colors to the ladies while they stroll along the Boardwalk in front of the Webster Avenue Information Booth. The Easter Bunny will be handing out tickets to win one of ten bicycles that will be raffled off while costume judging takes place…And there will be free face painting, balloon animals and more from the Polka Dots. Put on your Easter Finest and head on over to Seaside Heights for Easter Sunday.

2014 Water Quality Report

March 27th, 2014

 2014 Seaside Heights Water Quality Report

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013

March 24th, 2014

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013, recently passed by both houses of Congress, serves to repeal certain flood insurance rate increases, restore grandfathered flood insurance rates and impose reporting and disclosure requirements on FEMA.

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Sandy Housing Recovery Center Workshop

March 13th, 2014

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Christie Administration Announces Sandy Housing Recovery Center Workshop

All Nine Centers Open on Saturday, March 15, to Answer RREM Grant Awardees’ Questions

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 4 2014

Contact: Lisa Ryan
Sean L. Conner
609-292-6055

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will host a Housing Recovery Center Workshop on Saturday, March 15, 2014, to provide personal assistance for applicants approved for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program grant awards.
Housing Advisors will staff each of the nine Housing Recovery Centers located in the nine most Sandy-impacted counties from 12 noon to 5 p.m. to assist RREM grant awardees with program questions and to provide additional assistance navigating the RREM Program’s process.

“RREM grant awardees do not have to wait until the Saturday workshop session to get assistance,” explained DCA Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III. “They can contact their program-assigned Housing Advisor during normal business hours to get a quick response to their questions and concerns. But for those RREM grant awardees who have unanswered questions, our staff will be there for you at each of the nine Housing Recovery Centers during the workshop.”

The Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) grant program is the largest of the housing recovery programs launched by the DCA in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The program provides grants to Sandy-impacted homeowners to cover rebuilding costs up to $150,000 that are not funded by insurance, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, or other sources.

The Housing Recovery Center Workshop is not for applicants on the RREM Program waitlist, those deemed ineligible for the program, or those appealing their ineligibility determination. Applicants on the RREM waitlist can call the Housing Recovery Hotline at 1-855-SANDYHM to learn where they are on the waitlist.

Because of privacy concerns and confidentiality requirements, actual workshop sessions are not open to the media. However, photo spray opportunities are available at designated Housing Recovery Centers and must be coordinated with the DCA Communications Office in advance.

The nine Housing Recovery Centers (HRC) are located at:

  • Atlantic County, 500 Scarborough Drive, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
  • Bergen County, 104 E. Ridgewood Avenue, 1st Floor, South Tower, Paramus, NJ
  • Cape May County, 3860 Bayshore Road, Suite 5, North Cape May, NJ
  • Essex County, 283-299 Market Street, Gateway Center Plaza 2, 9th Floor, Newark, NJ
  • Hudson County, 438 Summit Avenue, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
  • Middlesex County, 1 Metroplex Drive, Edison, NJ
  • Monmouth County, 3 Paragon Way, Suite 150, Freehold, NJ
  • Ocean County, 750 Vassar Avenue, Suite 1, Lakewood, NJ
  • Union County, 150 Morris Avenue, Suite 101, Springfield, NJ

For directions to the Housing Recovery Centers, please visit www.renewjerseystronger.org/contact/ or www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/centers/.

Important Information for Property Owners and Residents

March 11th, 2014

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Mobile Office Comes to Toms River

The senator’s staff will hold local office hours to speak with residents and provide information on federal issues such as Medicare, the IRS, Veterans Affairs, Social Security and sandy recovery.

Constituents will be able to watch a live feed of the united states senate hearing on superstorm sandy recovery

Wednesday march 12, 2014
10:00am-1:00pm
Ocean County Library
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

For more information please call 973.645.3030 or Email Tim Hillmann tim_hillmann@menendez.senate.gov

Polar Bear Plunge

February 11th, 2014

Celebrating its return to Seaside Heights on February 22, 2014, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside looks forward to surpassing the record year of 2012 when over 5,900 people braved the cold and enjoyed the day at this Jersey Shore’s iconic boardwalk.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.

Radio station NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, “the Voice of the Plunge” broadcasts live from the site of the Plunge, with interviews, updates and a countdown to Plunge you won’t want to miss.

Registration Info
For all information related to the plunge and to register please visit http://www.njpolarplunge.org

 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge Media Alert
 Special Olympics New Jersey Fact Sheet

NEW STRATEGIC MARKETING PLAN BY A UCLA STUDENT AND PROFESSOR

February 7th, 2014

 Seaside Heights Strategic Marketing Plan

Second Round Of Federal Sandy Recovery Funds

February 3rd, 2014

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Christie Administration Rolls Out Plan For Second Round Of Federal Sandy Recovery Funds

Details How State Will Utilize $1.46 Billion, Opens Public Comment Period

For Immediate Release
Monday, February 3, 2014

Contact: Michael Drewniak
Colin Reed
609-777-2600

Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today unveiled a proposed amendment to the New Jersey Disaster Recovery Action Plan detailing how the state will spend $1.46 billion in federal Sandy recovery funds. The state will continue rebuilding Sandy-damaged homes and rental housing, supporting hardest hit and financially strained communities, while also financing infrastructure resiliency projects throughout New Jersey to protect the state from future storms. This is the second round of federal Community Disaster Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds allocated to New Jersey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Administration also opened a 30-day period for the public to comment on the state’s proposed plan, which will run through March 5, 2014. The plan was developed in consultation with residents, elected officials, long-term recovery groups and other stakeholders in New Jersey, and will also incorporate feedback received during the public comment period.

“We’ve made a lot of progress in the 15 months since Sandy, and it’s been a coordinated effort by my Administration, the Obama Administration, local governments and other recovery partners,” said Governor Christie. “Nevertheless, there is still much to be done and substantial needs remain. These additional disaster relief funds will allow the state to expand the recovery initiatives and programs to assist Sandy-impacted residents, businesses and communities, and I am grateful to the Obama Administration for their ongoing support. My mission remains to ensure that everyone who was impacted by Sandy gets their lives back to normal, and I won’t rest until that mission is complete.”

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Housing for those who lost their homes was the priority of the initial $1.83 billion of CDBG Disaster Recovery funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last April. Because the state’s housing needs remain substantial, the Christie Administration is proposing to spend a majority of the second round of CDBG Disaster Recovery funds to support homeowners and renters. Consistent with HUD requirements, the state will continue to prioritize funding in the nine counties most impacted counties as determined by HUD (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union) and to assist low-to-moderate-income families and communities.Furthermore, recognizing that Sandy’s storm surge and flooding highlighted vulnerabilities in the state’s transportation, energy, and water infrastructure systems, the plan proposes a $535 million investment in infrastructure. The proposed investment would include funding to create an energy bank to fund resiliency projects as well as a multi-faceted flood hazard risk reduction program. Additionally, funds would be made available to satisfy non-federal cost-share obligations (also known as match), including obligations for infrastructure-related recovery and resiliency projects.

“While we are thankful for the additional $1.46 billion in CDBG Disaster Recovery funding, we know that far more work and resources are required to address the critical needs of those affected by Sandy. We will continue to work with all of our partners to deliver this aid quickly, transparently, and with a focus on durability for future disasters,” said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III, whose department administers the distribution of CDBG Disaster Recovery funds for the state. “For this reason, we have sought input from residents, stakeholders and elected officials and look forward to hearing what the public has to say about the proposed plan.”

For the second allocation, the state is proposing to spend $735 million on housing assistance programs, of which $450 million is projected to assist low-to-moderate-income families. The second proposed plan calls for:

$390 million for the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation & Mitigation (RREM) Program, which is the state’s largest Sandy housing recovery initiative. The funding would be added to the $710 million provided in the initial allocation. To date, more than 5,100 Sandy-impacted homeowners have been preliminarily awarded a RREM grant. The additional funding would enable approximately 3,000 eligible homeowners to move off of the program’s waitlist and begin the grant process.

 

$200 million for the Fund for Restoration of Multi-Family Housing to help develop affordable multi-family rental housing. The funding would be added to the $179 million allocated to the program in the first round. To date, funding has been committed to 36 affordable housing projects to create nearly 2,500 housing units for low- to moderate-income residents.

 

$100 million for the New Jersey Blue Acres Buyout Program to purchase flood-prone homes that will move people out of harm’s way and create natural systems to absorb flood waters from future storms. To date, more than 270 buyout offers have been made to Sandy-impacted homeowners.

 

$25 million for the Sandy Special Needs Housing Fund to help develop permanent supportive affordable housing for special needs populations. The funding would be added to the $25 million provided the program in the first allocation. To date, funding has been committed to 11 projects to create affordable housing opportunities for more than 150 residents with special needs.

 

$20 million for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program to help stabilize storm-damaged neighborhoods that were previously struggling under the burden of abandoned, foreclosed and vacant properties. To date, nearly $26 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program funding has been committed to 33 projects to create 170 housing units for low- to moderate-income residents.

Additionally, the proposed plan would commit $535 million to the following infrastructure programs:

$210 million for the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank to fund projects that would ensure a highly reliable power supply to critical public facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, shelters, emergency response centers and transit networks in the event the larger electrical grid fails.

 

$100 million for the Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Measures Program to fund projects that would help protect areas at high risk of storm surge or flooding through such measures as flood walls, pump stations, wetlands restoration, permeable pavement, rain gardens and bio-retention basins.

 

$225 million to help government entities meet federal funding match obligations for a variety of recovery and resiliency projects such as repairing or constructing roads, bridges, levees, public buildings, water and sewer treatment plants, power generation and distribution facilities, sand dunes, beaches, telecommunication systems, and recreational facilities.

Finally, the state is proposing to continue to support existing economic development and local government support programs that are vital to local recovery efforts:

$90 million for the Essential Services Grant Program to assist Sandy-impacted local government entities that are experiencing budget distress in maintaining essential services such as trash removal and police and fire protection while their communities are rebuilt. The funding would be added to the $60 million provided in the initial allocation. To date, more than $44.5 million in funding has been awarded to 11 Sandy-impacted local governmental entities.

 

$10 million for the Unsafe Structures Demolition Program to demolish unsafe Sandy-impacted structures, remove debris, and perform any additional activities related to demolitions. The funding would be added to the $15 million provided in the first round.

 

$10 million for planning initiatives, including funding for the Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program to help Sandy-impacted local governments plan their rebuilding efforts to promote resilience and encourage economic growth. The funding would be added to the $5 million provided the program in the initial allocation. To date, more than $1.8 million in planning grants have been awarded to 35 local governments.

 

$5 million for a marketing campaign to encourage tourism in Sandy-impacted areas.

 

$5 million for the Code Enforcement and Zoning Program to help code enforcement and zoning offices in Sandy-impacted municipalities respond to the influx of rebuilding applications. The funding would be added to the $6 million provided in the initial allocation.

CDBG Disaster Recovery funds are intended to support local rebuilding efforts after private insurance, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), or other available sources of funds have been applied. HUD also requires that 50% of the funding focus on low-to-moderate-income households. In New Jersey, HUD further mandates that 80% of the CDBG Disaster Recovery dollars be spent in the nine most storm-impacted and distressed communities, which include Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties.

The Christie Administration opened a 30-day period through March 5, 2014 for the public to comment on the amendment to the Action Plan. The proposed plan may be obtained in English and Spanish athttp://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/action/ on the DCA’s website. Written comments to the proposed plan can be submitted by email to sandy.publiccomment@dca.state.nj.us or can be provided by mail to the attention of Gabrielle Gallagher, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, Post Office Box 800, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0800.  All comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 5, 2014.

The state plans to hold three public hearings to solicit public comment on the proposed plan. The dates, times and locations of the public hearings are:

February 11, 2014; Stockton University (Atlantic County); 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205; Performing Arts Center; 4–7 pm

February 12, 2014; New Jersey Institute of Technology (Essex County);150 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102; Campus Center; 5:30–8:30 pm

February 13, 2014; Brookdale Community College (Monmouth County); Robert J. Collins Arena; 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738; 4–7 pm

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Parking Permits

January 26th, 2014

Parking permit applications are now available.

Parking Permit Application

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