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


Welcome to the Borough of Little Silver, a community of approximately 6,000 residents in eastern Monmouth County.Little Silver has an outstanding school system, is a stone's throw to New Jersey's beaches, and has direct train service to Manhattan. Our town has a proud history, with the Lenni Lenape tribe among its earliest settlers, and is friendly, prosperous and vibrant.

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

 
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APRIL 6, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the workshop meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Little Silver scheduled for Monday, April 6, 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, April 6, 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:

 https://zoom.us/j/751900384

Or Telephone:   US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128

Webinar ID: 751 900 384


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.


April 1, 2020

To our Little Silver residents, businesses, and allies:

I write on behalf of the Governing Body to keep you abreast of our efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, to provide you with helpful information, and to ask for your help.   

First, the numbers. As of March 31, we had 15 confirmed cases in town, up from 3 as of March 15. We continue to post the town-by-town numbers on www.littlesilver.org and on Facebook as they come in.

There is nothing unusual about the increased number of cases in Little Silver, which seems about even with, and often slightly less than, increases elsewhere. The Monmouth County Regional Health Commission continues to identify and notify those who might have had contact with residents who have tested positive.

Regardless of the numbers, however, our collective mission remains clear: stay home, as ordered by the governor in Executive Order 107. There are very few exceptions. Both a summary of the order, and the order itself, are on our website and Facebook page.

In Little Silver, beyond shopping for necessities, there is little reason to venture out, other than to get some fresh air with family, always socially distanced, as defined in Order 107. The Borough Council's regular meetings are being conducted through Zoom, as noticed and advertised. The Recreation Department's activities are all cancelled until further notice, and gatherings of ten or more of any kind are banned. You may patronize the businesses that remain open (and we encourage you to do so), but you must follow the protocol of that business and socially distance while doing so.

Otherwise, stay home. We know, you've heard it, and it's not easy, but that's what needs to be done, and that's what the governor has ordered. Our police have the authority to enforce the order, allowing only for the exceptions in Order 107.

Staying home protects not only you, but your neighbors, friends, and our volunteer EMS and other first responders who put their lives at risk and continue to respond to every call.  Thank you for continuing to keep our volunteers as safe as possible as they continue to work for all of us.

For those who may be especially susceptible to the virus or need assistance, Little Silver Helpers can be reached at littlesilverhelpers@gmail.com, or (732) 383-5017. This volunteer group has expanded by collecting monetary donations to purchase meals and gift cards (from local businesses) for front line people, including healthcare workers, pharmacy staff, first responders, and others. For those who would like to donate, their Venmo account is @LittleSilver-Helpers, and checks may be mailed or hand delivered to Corinne Thygeson at 78 Queens Drive.

In addition, some of our businesses are helping others by collecting donations to support healthcare workers, first responders, and others, and we do our best to keep that information, and information about their services, current on our website.

There are two other ways to help. We are keeping the vestibule between the two sets of front doors at Borough Hall open to accept donations of personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves. Please wipe any surface on the doors or in the vestibule after dropping the donation. You may also donate hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and Lysol spray directly to our volunteer Fire Department and EMS squad by leaving it at the door to the firehouse. Thank you to everyone who has already pitched in!

With respect to municipal services, our Public Works Department has resumed operations, with half of the crew reporting one week, and the other half the next, to prevent a total department shutdown should a worker test positive or become symptomatic. We had encouraged residents to refrain from putting out brush for a time, but that activity can resume now that pickup is moving forward. Because we are at half-staff, please be patient if we don't get to your pile right away.

The borough recycling yard, however, remains closed, and the public works buildings and grounds are closed to the public. Curbside recycling and trash pickup continues as regularly scheduled.

Borough Hall, though staffed with a single employee at any one time, also remains closed to the public, as do our Library and other public buildings, including the Women's Club. You may continue to call borough hall or email as usual, but there might be a delay in receiving a response. We need to protect our employees and follow the social distancing and stay-at-home orders just as everyone does.  

Our police department continues to fulfill its duties, even at personal risk. One of our officers this week tested positive for the virus. Thankfully, the officer had been off for three days before becoming symptomatic, and was not in the department building or on duty in town after becoming symptomatic. Please keep this officer and all our front line people in your thoughts and prayers. 

For our businesses, my calls with federal and state legislators indicate that relief in many cases will be available. Grants and loans will come through county and state agencies - and not the municipality - so we refer you to those agencies for assistance. Presently, information about grants and loans can be found at https://faq.business.nj.gov.

In addition, the county has provided a phone number and email address for general questions: (732) 845-2070, or  MonmouthCOVID19@visitmonmouth.com. Further, the town continues to publish a list on littlesilver.org of our businesses, with updates about their services and outreach to our residents. They have been hard hit but have continued to be extraordinarily supportive, so please support them as you are able.

There is a lot of information out there, some of which changes daily. We will continue to update our website and Facebook page with information as it becomes available, and to archive all our posts on the website for easy reference. We encourage everyone to arrange for access to these sites if you have not already done so. Certainly, be sure you are registered for our emergency alert system by visiting https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BF989F572F2E or by calling (866) 939-0911.

Lastly, this is not easy. NJ Mental Health Cares, the state's behavioral health information and referral service, has a number you can call for help with anxiety and other issues related to the COVID-19 crisis. You can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support.

Our school mascot? The Warriors. We are warriors, and more: kind and helpful, but powerful and relentless against a common enemy. We on the governing body couldn't ask for better allies and friends, and are confident that you will all do what needs to be done to stop this virus in its tracks.   

Please call Borough Hall with questions or concerns, and please email me at bobneff80@gmail.com, or call me at home at (732) 576-8595, if you have any difficulty getting through. We are, truly, in this together.

Sincerely,
Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr., members of the Borough Council and your Borough Administration


March 31, 2020 Update

Monmouth County is again providing periodic update on the number of confirmed COVID19 cases in the county, broken down by town. As of March 30, there are 1,033 positive cases in the county, broken down by town as follows...


Past Updates

COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

 


 

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.

 

Landscaper Permit Application (pdf)
February Newsletter (pdf)
Dog and Cat Licenses due January 31, 2020 (pdf)
During the month of January, Borough Ordiance requires the licensing of all dogs and cats.
NJAW Water is Safe to Drink (pdf)
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.
Two River Resiliency Mapping Outreach (pdf)
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.
Phone Scam Warning (pdf)
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.
Special Needs Registry (pdf)
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.
Online Tax Payment Option
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.





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Upcoming Events
Sat Apr 4
Post Office Museum CLOSED
Mon Apr 6
M&C Workshop 6:30 pm
Regular Meeting 8:00 pm
Fri Apr 10
Boro Offices and Recycling Yard Closed

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR REC SPORTS


 
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.

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