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Christmas Tree Disposal PDF Print E-mail

In an effort to recycle Christmas trees, the following park locations will be drop zones for Christmas tree disposal:

Skyview Park, Vaughn Ave

Riverwood Park, Riverwood Dr.

Silverton Park, Maine St

Bey Lea Park, (Tennis Ct parking lot), Bay Ave.

Winding River Park South, Route 37 (Entrance only)

Shelter Cove Park, Bay Ave

Money Island Beach, Longfellow Ave

Chadwick Park, Strickland Ave

This Community service will be offered until 1/31/2015.  Any tree after that will need to be taken directly to the recycling center on Church Rd for disposal

Rt. 37 Mathis Bridge Project PDF Print E-mail

In a letter from Jamie Fox, the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner, to Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher, Fox writes to update the Mayor on the planned Route 37 Mathis Bridge project. Both the Mathis Bridge and the neighboring Tunney Bridge are used to travel on and off the barrier island from Toms River to Seaside Heights. The NJDOT has received construction bids and anticipates awarding a contract soon, with work to begin in the spring of 2015. Click here for article

Toms River Township and United Water Issue Statement PDF Print E-mail

In a joint statement, officials from Toms River Township, Mayor Thomas Kelaher, and representatives from United Water expressed their concern for homeowners and residents of Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. On December 25, 2014, a fire broke out in the private mobile home park, setting one home ablaze. “Fortunately, the homeowner was away when the fire started,” Mayor Kelaher said. “Sadly, her pets perished in the fire, but we are thankful that there was no loss of human life.  Click here for article

Resolution Scheduling the Annual Reorganization Meeting for January 2, 2015 at 12:00 PDF Print E-mail

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A Message from the Council President, 2014 PDF Print E-mail


From the Desk of the Township Council 

Council President Maria Maruca

It gives me great pleasure to write the final Township Council article for 2014.  As Council President, it always pleases me to reflect on the work of the Council over the previous twelve months. This report summarizes the Council’s activities during the year and there were a number of highlights.

We started the year with a new Police Chief, Mitch Little.  This year, the Police Department has initiated some cost and time saving measures in order to provide the best police services to the residents of Toms River.  One of the initiatives is “Coplogic” or a self-reporting system.  The self-reporting system allows the resident to file their own police report online if it relates to a theft or criminal mischief offense such as lost property or theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. The implementation of this system allows officers to spend those valuable hours that they would normally be taking those reports to a more efficient and effective use of their time concentrating on high crime areas and traffic enforcement.

Read more... [A Message from the Council President, 2014]
Toms River Receives State Recycling Grant PDF Print E-mail

Mayor Tom Kelaher expressed his congratulations to Public Works Director Lou Amoruso and his Department as they are the recipients of a $240,510 grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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Mayor Kelaher Applies for Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Grant PDF Print E-mail

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher submitted the township’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge proposal just before the December 15, 2014 deadline. If successful, Toms River will receive up to $1 million to support six–eight temporary art installations over two years in Downtown Toms River, with at least two focused on climate change. Read More...

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