Borough of Little Silver
480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-842-2400
Fax: 732-219-0581



Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday

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Welcome to Little Silver!

Welcome to the Borough of Little Silver's official web page. Located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Little Silver is fortunate to have a great school system, a beautiful Shrewsbury River waterfront, and a wonderful small-town feel. Enjoy your visit.


PLANNING BOARD MEETING

JULY 1, 2021, 7 P.M.

The Planning Board will be in person for the July 1st meeting.  It will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Meeting Room, Borough Hall, 480 Prospect Ave., Little Silver


Borough Calendar
Shade Tree Commission 8 p.m.
Planning Board Meeting 7pm

 





Join us at Red Bank Regional High School on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9am to 2pm. First time walk-in's welcome.
Join us for a presentation and discussion on the health of our community!
Among the key elements of the Act is the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF). All municipalities and counties will receive LFRF funds in two tranches, with the federal government releasing the second tranche next year.
Election Information - June 8, 2021 - Polling Place Change
Important information for the upcoming Primary Election on June 8th. If you are in Districts 3 and 5 and usually vote at St. John's your polling location has changed. You will now vote at the Little Silver Firehouse on Prospect Ave. All polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
The latest state order regarding COVID-19, lifting certain restrictions, and in effect on Memorial Day weekend, can be found here. Little Silver follows the state orders, as it must, and imposes no additional restrictions.
The Borough of Little Silver is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in the Borough each year. These inspections enable the Borough to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes.
Program will run June 28 – August 6, 2021
Children must have completed Kindergarten to attend.
Counselor applications will be accepted until April 15th.
Completion of 9th grade is required.
Portable Generator Reminders
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.
Looking for a Home Exercise Class?
Cardio, Core & More offers fitness for older adults with exercises designed to increase cardio and muscular strength, flexibility and resistance training.

Classes are taught using Zoom and take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday normally at 11:00 am. If interested, please e-mail Corinne Thygeson at [email protected].
Under the Fair Housing Act, the Borough is required to post a Midpoint document. Click on the following to link to view the Midpoint Report and Monitoring Form.
New Jersey American Water wants customers to know their water is safe to drink. All the company’s water systems meet or surpass all water quality standards, including those set for lead.
The Department of Environmental Protection and officials in the Two Rivers region of northeastern Monmouth County are encouraging the public to identify buildings and other facilities in their communities that should be part of focused flood-resiliency planning efforts.
Recycling Guide
Monmouth County Recycling has published a new “Resident’s Recycling Guide” booklet. It contains a vast amount of recycling information. Copies are available in Borough Hall and the Library.
The Little Silver Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, which has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.
Do not give any information to unsolicited phone callers at any time. Please click below for more information.
The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary program open to all citizens with disabilities or special needs who reside, attend school, or are employed in Monmouth County.
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.
Reminder: Report Power Outages to JCPL
1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
or click “Report Outage” link at www.jcp-l.com
Employment Opportunity: Relief Crossing Guards
Apply in person at Little Silver Police Department, 480 Prospect Avenue.
Borough of Little Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Taxes can now be paid online by clicking on the blue tab "Pay Taxes Online" on the left menu bar. Please note, convenience fees apply, as listed on the payment page.

 April 2021

Lots of news, from the passing of a wonderful volunteer to a new face in town to the budget, but first, a request for continued caution.

In March, our little ones hunted Easter eggs by the gazebo and visited with the Bunny, and we cleared out our attics, garages and basements at a hyper-busy Environmental Day. Both days were gorgeous, and optimism filled the air. We wore our masks and socially distanced, and the egg hunt was done in multiple stages to limit congestion, but it almost felt like normal, thanks to the Recreation Department, the Little Silver PBA, and our Environmental Commission. I say almost, because as I write this at the end of March, new COVID cases continue to appear in Little Silver, typically three or four a day. And while the vaccine supply is increasing and more of us have become eligible, here is the simple reality: if the numbers of new cases don’t come down, the state has promised to slow the reopening. So please continue to follow the familiar prescribed protocols, and help contain this thing. We know it’s draining, but hang tough for the foreseeable future. 

That said, with your help, we anticipate a time, as soon as possible, when state restrictions are further relaxed, and we can further reopen. Among other things, the town is discussing protocols to get the public back into Borough Hall, the Woman’s Club, and the Library. Concerns for the public’s and our employees’ health will drive our decisions, but we’re moving in that direction as quickly as we can safely do so.

In addition, the expectation is that we will have some form of in-person Memorial Day ceremony. We’re not quite sure what it will look like yet, given that we’ll be required to comply with whatever guidelines are promulgated by the state at that time. But we’ll surely do something to honor our fallen soldiers. 

Next, the town was saddened to learn of the death of Steve Strauss in March. Steve was a life member, trustee and former lieutenant in the Little Silver EMS. Police noted that he responded to so many first aid calls that he was always one of the first EMS members that new officers met. Universally, Steve was recalled as a devoted volunteer and mentor, as a friend, and as a gentleman. Little Silver will miss him, and we extend condolences to his family, his friends, and his EMS colleagues. 

Looking forward, the Borough Council has introduced the municipal budget, which will come up for a public hearing this month. Our CFO, Laura Geraghty, tells us that overall spending stayed relatively flat, with a total spending increase of $160,000, half of which was due to mandatory statutory expenses. In addition, our volunteer services budgets increased somewhat because of the Active Threat / Tactical project training necessary to keep our devoted first responders and the public they serve safe in the current environment. Still, the municipal purposes increase is less than a tax point and is $161,341 under the two-percent tax levy cap. So, with the overall increase in property valuation, the municipal tax rate will decrease this year from 0.446 in 2020 to 0.440 in 2021, meaning that a house valued at $700,000 will see a tax decrease of $48.00, assuming the value remained the same. Please remember that your municipal tax rate is just over a quarter of your yearly tax bill; 251346346v.1 because the school and county (making up more than two thirds your tax bill) have not yet passed their budgets, the overall tax rate is not yet known. Ms. Geraghty advises that savings in the budget were attributable to smart departmental spending, shared services on equipment and certain borough operations, and dollar-for-dollar reimbursement of our COVID-related expenses (through Monmouth County and the CARES Act).

And speaking of Ms. Geraghty, this is her last municipal budget. Our friend Laura is retiring in July, and deservedly so, after many years of devoted service. Conscientious and always friendly and helpful, Laura was a consummate, reliable professional, and we will miss her. Please take the opportunity over the next couple of months to wish her well in her next chapter.

Looking forward, we’re pleased to note that our sidewalk project has been jump started after COVID - and weather-related delays. Many of you have seen the work, either in person or posted on line, beginning with the ‘missing link’ on the north end of Prospect from before Crest and extending all the way to Harding Road. We’re also trying to keep up with post-winter potholes, using cold patch as a temporary fix, and sharing the hot patch machine we purchased with Rumson as it is available. We have some real dingers on our list. In other improvement notes, our Department of Public Works has done an extraordinary job with the courtroom in borough hall (while it has been empty) completely removing the old fake wood paneling motif dating to the early 1970s and replacing it with a blue, white and gray color scheme on wainscoting and sheetrock walls. Rick Ferrante and Rocky Nolin of our Public Works department did very skillful work, with lots of input from Director Jimmy Gannon and other denizens of interior decorating in and around Borough Hall. Because we did not have to contract out for this work, the financial savings to the borough was huge. Thank you to all involved. In similar skilled fashion,

Larry Harrington, Nick Plevier, and Brody Heron of public works reconstructed the raised wooden garden boxes and the compost box at the Community Garden, just in time for spring planting. Those projects and the hard work plowing snow in February, and now taking care of the ‘new grass on the field[s]’ for our athletes, has kept our public works folks hard at work: a tip of the hat to them when you can, please.

Next, Councilman AJ McNally, along with the offices of Sen. Declan O ‘Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, organized an effort to get vaccine appointments for our seniors and other eligible recipients, focusing on those who may have had a difficult time navigating the electronic sign up maze. Many have already been signed up. To seek assistance, please call borough hall at (732) 842-2400, or log on to the borough website at www.littlesilver.org. Thanks to AJ and all involved for this thoughtful effort.

As to that new face, please welcome our newest police officer, Christopher Ibarra. Chris comes to us from Rumson, and hit the ground running after a swearing-in by Zoom, with new family members in Brazil looking on. We’re excited to have him join the force. When you see him, please welcome him to town.

Lastly, as we move into warmer weather, our resident naturalist, John Heidema, has been walking our trails and keeping a sharp eye out. He’s seen owls, eagles, herons and other waders, and so many other wonderful critters in and around our fair borough. 251346346v.1 We’ll continue to publish John’s writings periodically. But even if you don’t have the chance to catch up with John, please do get out and enjoy our natural spaces and trails. You’ll be glad you made the effort.

On behalf of the Governing Body, have a wonderful spring! If you have questions or comments, please call borough hall at (732) 842-2400, or contact me at home at (732) 576-8595, or by email at [email protected] 

Covid Vaccine Location Info

Please note that the following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately.

Monmouth County has many COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to book right now for this week at Brookdale Community College. Vaccine appointments are available for residents who are 18 years old or older and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna vaccine, which is not approved for anyone under the age of 18. To schedule an appointment, go to  www.visitmonmouth.com  or click here:  https://bit.ly/3xmZelt

If you or someone you know is homebound, please call the Monmouth County Administrator’s office at 732-431-7384 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

 

Little Silver
Municipal Court


480 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739
(Located in the LIttle Silver Municipal Building)
Contact the Court at [email protected]
Tele. 732-842-3881
Fax 732-842-9271


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Municipal Court Sessions are now Virtual.
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Pay Tickets Online

You can now look up information
or pay fines for tickets on line.
Use the link below to access the
New Jersey Municipal Courts
Web site.

NJMC Direct
Fee Schedule For Boro Ordinances

James E. Berube Jr. 
Judge


Janice Swaggerty 
Court Administrator

 

 

2021  Court Dates

Until further notice all Court Dates are Virtual

Court Starts At 9:00 am

  Thursday, January 21
Thursday,  February 4 Thursday,  February 18
Thursday,  March 4 Thursday, March18
Thursday, April 1 Thursday,  April 15
Thursday, May 6 Thursday, May 20
Thursday, June 3 Thursday, June 17
Thursday, July1 Thursday, July 15
Thursday, August 5 Thursday, August 19
Thursday, September 2 Thursday, September 16
Thursday, October 7 Thursday, October 21
Thursday, November 4 Thursday, November 18
Thursday, December 2 Thursday, December 16

 

Directions to Little Silver Municipal Court

From Garden State Parkway, exit 109:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Route 520 EAST (Newman Springs Road)

for 2.7 miles.

  Turn RIGHT onto BROAD ST / NJ-35.  
  Turn LEFT onto WHITE ROAD.  
  Turn RIGHT onto BRANCH AVENUE.  
  Turn LEFT onto MARKHAM PLACE.  
  Turn LEFT onto PROSPECT AVE.
     
  End at 480 Prospect Ave
Little Silver, NJ 07739-1430
     
     
    DO NOT PARK IN BANK PARKING LOT

 
Recycling
Garbage Collection
Brush & Leaves Disposal

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.

Three (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.

Check here for information regarding recycling, garbage collection, and brush and leaf disposal