POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH 9 A.M.
We continue to monitor JCP&L's power restoration efforts and advocate constantly for full restoration. JCP&L assures us that all continuing outages have at least been inspected and deemed safe, including the area around the leaning pole on Daniel Drive.
Nevertheless, JCP&L cannot provide specific time estimates for the return of power to the 121 customers who remain without power. We realize that that is frustrating, and will continue to stay in contact and bring you any news as it is available.
As restoration work continues, residents are asked to stay away from any downed wires, even though they have been de-energized. In Little Silver, please report any situation truly constituting an emergency by calling 911; for reports of any new power outages or to check on the status of restoration, please call 1-888-544-4877, or go to firstenergycorp.com and click on View Outage. Police will not have any information about restoration of power.
Our volunteer first responders continue to work hard and to respond to CO alarms, and ask that, if a CO alarm is activated in your home, you call 911 and exit the house promptly.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
As there are still some power outages in the Borough affecting the ability for Board members, applicants and the public to attend, the Planning Board meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 13th ,7 p.m.
The link, call in numbers and meeting ID number remain the same.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
August 10, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the workshop meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Little Silver scheduled for Monday August 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Little Silver scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2020 has been changed to 7:00 p.m. The meetings will take place at Borough Hall, 480 Prospect Ave., Little Silver, and NJ 07739. To comply with Executive Order 104 from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, this meeting will be held virtually with the log in information and telephonic numbers for call in provided via the Borough Website, the Borough Facebook page and the Borough e-newsletter, Constant Contact. Formal action will be taken at this meeting. To view or listen to the meeting the sign in information is:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
2:00 P.M. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
As of late afternoon on August 6, the power company reported that the percentage of households in Little Silver still without power stood at 187, which is about 7 percent of our residents - down from about 97 percent last night.
Our temporary cooling and charging station at the Woman's Club closes today at 4 p.m. and reopening tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. again closing at p.m.
As restoration work continues, JCP&L continues to emphasize safety, advising residents to stay away from wires, even though they may appear de-energized. In Little Silver, please report any situation truly constituting an emergency by calling 911; for reports of power outages or to check on the status of restoration, please call 1-888-544-4877, or go to firstenergycorp.com and click on View Outage.
As a reminder: Borough Hall remains open and staffed, and is accepting calls and emails, but remains closed to the public due to the pandemic.
HELPFUL REMINDERS ABOUT PORTABLE GENERATOR USE.
Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open. Place generators so that exhaust fumes can't enter the home through window, doors or other openings. Make sure to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home following manufacturer's instructions. Turn off generator and let it cool down before refueling. Never refuel a generator while it is hot.
THE WOMAN'S CLUB WILL BE CLOSING AT 6 P.M. AND REOPENING TOMORROW MORNING AT 8 A.M.
WOMAN'S CLUB OPEN
The the Woman's Club is open as a cooling and charging location. Masks are required for entrance and we remind everyone that social distancing must be observed. We ask everyone to limit your time there if people waiting to get in as we can only allow 20 people in at a time. Thank you
Update as of 3:50 p.m. Wednesday 8/5:
JCP&L reports that approximately 723 households are still without power which is about 27% of households in the Borough
Tropical Storm Isaias has left many of us in Little Silver without power. JCP&L tells us that over 200,000 customers lost power in the storm, and a large number of customers still out. In Little Silver, as of the afternoon of August 5, we have 1,494 residents without power, which is nearly 55 percent of the town. JCP&L continues to tell us that this will be a multi-day event for many residents in the region, and that they are moving as quickly as possible to restore power. The company is bringing in additional personnel, and has staging sites throughout its service area, all the while adhering to CDC guidelines while working under difficult physical conditions. Little Silver police and the municipality have no information on specific outages, and JCP&L asks its customers with questions to call 1-888-LIGHTSS or 1-888-544-4877. To report an outage or to check the status of an outage, you may check online at https://firstenergycorp.com. Please do not call police or 911 unless it is a true emergency. We will post further information as it becomes available.
The Planning Board will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
If you would like to view the agenda and the plans for the applications that are scheduled to be heard they are available below:
SILVERSIDE RR CROSSING REPAIR UPDATE
Repairs to the railroad crossing on Silverside have been rescheduled from July 16, and are now due to start on August 13. The project is expected to take about ten days, and will involve the closing of the road at the crossing for that time period, with a signed detour. Please plan accordingly, avoid the area if possible, and follow the signed detour. NJ Transit advises that the rescheduling is due to the July furlough of certain state workers required to oversee the project. Thanks for your patience, and drive safely!
MESSAGE FROM THE TAX OFFICE
Tax bills will be mailed by Friday, July 17th. Third quarter property taxes are due August 1st. The grace period has been extended to Friday, August 14th. Due to the pandemic, Borough Hall is still closed to the public. Payments can be made by mail, drop box (available in the police department entrance vestibule, open 24/7) or online at www.littlesilver.org (fees apply). Due the current economic situation, if the amount billed cannot be paid in full at this time, our office does accept partial payments. Unfortunately, per NJ State Statute, any balances remaining after the grace period ends will incur interest back to August 1st.
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Just in time for our Summer Reading program!
We are very excited to announce Curbside Pickup starting on Monday, June 22nd! Hours will be Monday through Saturday 10 am – 1 pm!
📚Patrons may call the library at 732-747-9649 to place holds for items or by using our online catalog https://mcls.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/littlesilver
In our continuing effort to keep everyone fully informed during the pandemic, we provide the June 8, 2020 letter from the mayor being mailed to all our residents and businesses. From the arrival of outdoor dining, to the local COVID-19 numbers and efforts to help, to many Little Silver updates, we hope you find it informative. Please stay safe, call borough hall with any questions or concerns, and in recognition of our country’s ongoing battle against prejudice and injustice, please continue to promote peace, understanding and acceptance. We hope to return to our usual newsletter in July.
TRAIN CROSSING REPAIR SCHEDULED
We are pleased to advise that NJ Transit will be repairing the very bumpy train crossing on Silverside Avenue in the near future. Presently, work is scheduled to start on July 16, 2020, and is expected to last about 10 days. Throughout that time, the crossing will be closed, and a detour will be set up. In addition to the crossing repair, NJ Transit has agreed to extend the level crossing to accommodate a proposed future pedestrian crossing on the south side of the street, although that crossing will not be completed for some time, and will involve approval by multiple branches of government. These infrastructure projects can at times face unexpected hurdles or delays, so please keep an eye out for any scheduling changes. For now, however, please plan on finding an alternate route for any trips that would otherwise take you to this crossing, beginning July 16. We're looking forward to this improvement!
On this Memorial Day, 2020, Little Silver honors our fallen soldiers with this video ceremony. Thank you to everyone who helped put it together, and than you for recognizing the sacrifice that has preserved the freedom we enjoy.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TAX PAYMENTS
The Tax Office is presently closed to the public, therefore here are some other ways that you can make your second quarter tax payment.
If you would like your Property Tax Bill stamped, please include with your payment. It will be stamped and mailed back to you.
Thank you for your assistance!
The April 28 letter from the mayor with town news and COVID-19 information can be found here. Among other things, it notifies everyone of a 'Light the Night' celebration to recognize and support our first responders and front line workers. Also, in keeping with the fast-moving nature of news surrounding the pandemic, since the letter was written, Sandy Hook has announced it will soon reopen at 50 percent, and state parks have now been reopened as well. Little Silver's parks, fields and trails have always been open, and we've now reopened our recycling center during the week from 8 to 2, and are planning to reopen our tennis courts. It will be a challenge with the beautiful forecast, but please continue to obey the governor's executive orders. Be well.
RECYCLING YARD OPENING MONDAY, MAY 4TH.
We are pleased to advise that our hard-working but short-staffed public works department will reopen the Recycling Yard on Monday, May 4. Its hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents must wear cloth facial coverings and comply with social distancing and all other aspects of the governor's orders at all times. Non-compliance that puts anyone's safety in jeopardy may result in the closing of the yard.
We understand that circumstances have left everyone with an increased recycling burden, but please use the yard only as a back-up to your regular curbside pickup, which continues as usual, per the regular schedule posted on www.littlesilver.org. Thanks to our DPW, administration, and emergency management office for getting this service up and running again!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR
To all residents that qualify for a Homestead Rebate or Senior Freeze (PTR) payment, the State has suspended all Homestead Benefit credits and Senior Freeze (PTR) payments. The funds for these programs have been placed in reserve to allow for sufficient cash reserves to meet emergency obligations due to the COVID-19 health crisis. No date has been given on when these credits/payments will resume.
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING BRUSH / LEAF COLLECTION
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2020 BRUSH ONLY CAN BE PUT TO THE CURB AT ANY TIME FROM JANUARY THRU OCTOBER THERE ARE NO LONGER ZONES FOR BRUSH PLACEMENT OR PICK-UP
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE PICKING UP BRUSH CONTINUALLY DURING THIS TIME. BRANCHES MUST BE NO MORE THAN 4’ IN LENGTH AND 12” IN DIAMETER AND CHRISTMAS TREES CAN BE PLACED TO CURB AT ANY TIME DURING THE BRUSH COLLECTION PERIOD
LEAVES ONLY CAN BE PUT TO THE CURB FROM NOVEMBER 2ND THRU DECEMBER 29TH. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE PICKING UP LEAVES CONTINUALLY DURING THIS TIME
PLEASE DO NOT MIX BRUSH AND LEAVES, AS PER STATE LAW THEY MUST BE RECYCLED SEPARATELY
PLEASE HELP US WITH DRAINAGE AND DO NOT PLACE BRUSH OR LEAVES WITHIN 10 FEET OF A STORM DRAIN. THANK YOU.
IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION
Plastic bags of any type are no longer allowed in with recycling materials. This applies to both curbside pickup and drop off at the Public Works yard. Recycling materials are to be placed loose in all recycling containers or dumpsters. Plastic bags cause delays and jams of the sorting machines during processing. If plastic bags are found in any recycling load taken to the County site for disposal, the entire recycling load will be rejected at significant cost to the Borough.
If plastic bags continue to appear in the dumpsters at the Public Works yard the Borough may be forced to close the recycling area Monday thru Friday, leaving only Saturday hours available, along with your regularly scheduled curbside pickup.
Everyone’s cooperation is sincerely appreciated.
If you have any questions please call Borough Hall at 732-842-2400.
Do not give any information to unsolicited phone callers at any time. Please click below for more information.
For more information or to register you or a family member in this valuable program, please go to www.MCSNRNJ.org or call 732-431-6400 ext. 1188.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Officer Peter Gibson at the Little Silver Police Department at 732-747-5900.
or click “Report Outage” link at www.jcp-l.com
Borough of Little Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Trash Collection Schedule
Zone 1 - Monday & Thursday
Zone 2 - Tuesday & Friday
Trash is to be placed to the curb the night before a scheduled pick up.
3 Bulk Items are allowed on the 2nd pick up of the week. Only furniture and carpeting are allowed for bulk pick up. All other items must go to the Monmotuh County Reycling Center.