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Guidance on Electrical Meter Placement in a Designated Flood Zone PDF Print E-mail

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Jersey Central Power and Light Company (JCP&L), Public Service Gas and Electric Company (PSEG), and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) have been working together to provide guidance to homeowners whose residences are in a designated flood zone requiring that all electrical systems be installed above the base flood elevation (BFE). Read More.....

 
Change your clock, Change your batteries PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention is reminding residents about the importance of changing their smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when changing their clocks BACK on NOV 2,  2014.  This precaution, along with monthly testing of these life-saving devices, cuts the risk of perishing in a fire. Also, Fall  is an excellent time to purge homes of items you are no longer using.

 
National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended for Filing Claims is Oct. 29, 2014. PDF Print E-mail

The extension that FEMA has granted for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by Hurricane

 Sandy to file proof-of-loss claims is nearing.  The deadline is Oct. 29, 2014.

NFIP usually requires policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim within 60 days

from the date of their loss.

The magnitude of the Sandy disaster was the reason for this extension that will give policyholders additional time to file

claims. This is the third six-month extension.

The Proof of Loss document is included in the claims package that documents flood losses. The claims package should

include:

  • •photos and/or video of the flooding and resulting damage
  • •a comprehensive, itemized list of what was damaged
  • •receipts, if possible, for damaged items along with any other supporting documents showing the value of what you lost

To download a blank NFIP Proof of Loss document, visit the Township website and look under the “FEMA” section to click

 for form.

 
Governor Christie Announces More Than $1 Billion In Sandy Housing Recovery Assistance Programs Has Been Committed PDF Print E-mail

Assistance Helping Thousands of New Jersey Homes Now Undergoing RREM (Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Elevation) and Other Housing Recovery Work (10-23-14). Trenton, NJ – Advancing the Administration’s commitment to rebuilding and putting families back in their homes, Governor Chris Christie today announced that more than $1 billion in housing recovery funds have been committed for programs such as the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program, the state’s largest housing recovery program. In fact 4,400 Sandy-impacted homeowners in RREM have now signed grant award agreements with nearly 3,600 currently in the construction process. Click here for more.

 
TR Police Emergency Drill PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Office of Emergency Management, EMS Division, in conjunction with Toms River Police Department, Toms River Fire Departments, and the Simons Ocean County Mall are conducting a training exercise to test the responses of each agency.  The drill will take place at the Ocean County Mall on Sunday October 26, 2014 between 7 am and 10 am.  Click here for more.

 
Vietnam Vet Named Grand Marshal for Ocean County Veterans Day Parade PDF Print E-mail

A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Toms River will be this year’s Ocean County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal. George Convery has been selected to lead this year’s parade on November 11th in downtown Toms River.Click here for more

 
Toms River Scores High on State’s Best Practices Checklist PDF Print E-mail

 

The Township scored an “A” on the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Best Practices survey this year, answering 45 out of 50 questions affirmatively.

The program requires mayors, town administrators and chief financial officers to respond to a questionnaire consisting of 50 yes or no questions related to best practices. It measures six areas of local government and covers a range of issues including finances, administration, personnel, public safety, utilities and others. Click here for more.

 
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