The Pine Beach Borough Municipal Office 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
The Pine Beach Municipal Court Office hours are Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month when hours are 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PINE BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
(PINE BEACH, OCEAN COUNTY, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on March 25, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Pine Beach Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Matthew Petrecca announced today.
“Verification by the team that the Pine Beach Police Departments meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Petrecca said.
As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 732-341-2824 on March 25, 2019, between the hours of 11:00am-12:00am. Email comments can be sent to Kbrown@pinebeachpolice.org
Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Pine Beach Police Department, 599 Pennsylvania Avenue. Please contact Accreditation Manager Sergeant Keith Brown at 732-341-2824.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Pine Beach Police Department ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at email@example.com or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.
The Pine Beach Police Department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Petrecca indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”
The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Postal Inspectors are working closely with the Toms River Police Department to investigate the recent mail thefts and identify the culprits. If you believe your mail was stolen in one of these incidents, please report it immediately by submitting an online complaint at postalinspectors.uspis.gov or calling us at 877-876-2455.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the Postal Service, takes the safety and security of the U.S. Mail very seriously, and recommends the following tips to protect your outgoing mail: 1) Deposit outgoing mail at your local Post Office or hand your mail to a uniformed letter carrier. 2) When using a blue collection box, be sure to deposit your mail before the last pickup time of the day. 3) Do your best not let your outgoing mail sit in a mailbox overnight.
Important Water Meter Information
In order to improve accuracy of water accounting and the quality of customer service, the Borough of Pine Beach has implemented a new meter reading program. As part of the program new water meters have to be installed in all homes within our service area. The new meters once installed, are read by radio transmitters. Meter readers will no longer require entry onto your property to read the meter.
To expedite the installation of the new meter reading system, the water department has contracted National Metering Services, Inc. to perform the meter installation services, customer notification and project management. This is being done at no cost to you however, your cooperation is required.
The entire meter installation process takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete, with water service interruption of 5 to 10 minutes. Water meter replacement work is anticipated to begin on or about March 1, 2019 and be completed by mid-July 2019.
National Metering Services will be notifying you by mail when they are working in your area. At that time a toll free number will be provided so you can call and make an appointment. All installers will have identification and be in company uniform.
National Metering Services, Inc., customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5 pm or visit www.nmsnj.com for more project information.
Installation hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5:00 pm.
Please have the area around your water meter clear from all stored materials before the installer arrives.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Some of our residents have received the following letter concerning the water lines to the house. Please be advised that this letter does not come from the Borough of Pine Beach nor any agency connected with the Borough. Water Line Letter.pdf
Pine Beach Home Improvement Program
Pine Beach is accepting names for participation in its municipally sponsored home improvement program for low and moderate-income families.
Your name can be added to the waiting list by calling Pine Beach’s consultant, Affordable Housing Administrators at 732-966-0674.
Eligible home improvements include roofing, windows, electrical upgrades, heating systems, insulation, plumbing and any other health, safety or code violations. The program is structured as a forgivable loan. There are no monthly payments and no interest. The loan is forgiven after ten years.
The program is available for owner-occupied single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and duplexes in which the owner occupies one of the units.
To be eligible to participate, your gross annual income (meaning pre-tax income) for all household members must be less than:
1 person household $ 50,350
2 person household $ 57,550
3 person household $ 64,750
4 person household $ 71,900
5 person household $ 77,700
6 person household $ 83,450
7 person household $ 89,200
8 person household $ 94,950
Applicants will be served on a first come first served basis.
Dog and Cat License Information
Dog and Cat Licenses are due by March 31, 2019. To obtain a dog/cat license via mail or Borough Hall drop box include:
Ø Proof of rabies vaccine or previous license, rabies vaccine must be good through November, 2019 to be acceptable.
Ø A check payable to Borough of Pine Beach for:
o $12.00 for a neutered dog with spaying certificate or $15.00 for an un-neutered dog.
o $12.00 for each neutered cat with spaying certificate or $15.00 for an un-neutered cat.
Our free rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 9 AM - 10 AM, at the Pine Beach Recycling Center on Pennsylvania Ave. If you have any questions or need to know if your animal is due for a new rabies shot, please feel free to contact Borough Hall at 732-349-6425.
Emergency Management Special Needs
In order to better serve the the residents of the Borough of Pine Beach in times of emergency, we are asking people who have special needs to fill out this form and return to the Borough Hall Office of Emergency Management. SPECIAL NEEDS FORM.pdf
All information will be kept confidential. If you have any questions, you may reach the Emergency Management Office at 732-341-4613 or Borough Hall at 732-349-6425.
Welcome to the Borough of Pine Beach. We are a small residential community located along the banks of the Toms River. Pine Beach is a great place to raise a family, with many schooling opportunities close by, or a great place to retire. We are minutes to the ocean beaches and within easy commuting of New York City and Philadelphia.
The location of Pine Beach is a draw for many, but the real quality of our borough lies with its residents. Our residents take pride and ownership in our borough. This is evidenced by the number of citizens who volunteer for various projects including the annual Pine Beach 5k. (pinebeach5k.com). If you would like to volunteer for any activity please contact me, or anyone in borough hall.
We provide senior services with informational meetings, lunches, and breakfast. Pine Beach also has numerous parks to stroll or run through, play soccer, baseball, or basketball. Being located along the Toms River we also provide bathing beaches with lifeguards during the summer months. For those into sailing or boating the Pine Beach Yacht Club (pbycnj.com) provides instructions for young and old.
I would invite you to take advantage of all that Pine Beach has to offer and to enjoy “the Pearl of the Toms River.”
Mayor Lawrence W. Cuneo
The Barnegat Bay Partnership, one of the country’s National Estuary Programs (housed locally at Ocean County College), has recently developed two outstanding educational tools. To find out more about the Barnegat Bay Partnership, please visit their website at http://bbp.ocean.edu
Jersey-Friendly Yards is an online guide to beautiful, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly landscaping where homeowners will find information about planting native species, reducing use of fertilizers and pesticides, conserving water, and improving overall yard health. Website features include a searchable Plant Database; information on Invasive Species; an explanation of New Jersey’s Fertilizer Law; how to address Stormwater problems; and much more!
Please click here for more information: http://www.jerseyyards.org/
State of the Bay is a video, which provides viewers with a 12-minute overview of the ecological health of the Barnegat Bay as reported in the Barnegat Bay Partnership's State of the Bay Report - 2016. To read the report, please click here: BBP_State of the Bay book 2016_forWeb.pdf
To view the video, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VK0Hhg4p3k&feature=youtu.be
Pine Beach Adopt-a-Drain Program
The Pine Beach Environmental Committee is kicking off a Pine Beach Adopt-a-Drain program. We are encouraging residents to look after their nearby storm drains and clear the top grate and surrounding area of debris year-round. Everything that is in the street ends up in the Toms River and the Barnegat Bay. Rainwater carries leaves, grass, fertilizers, excess salt, trash and dirt through the storm drain system directly to our waters. Public works does a good job of routinely clearing storm drains, you can assist by keeping your storm drain grate clear of debris.
Adopted "your" storm drain by sweeping, raking, and clearing leaves and other debris from the surface of the drain year-round. As a reminder, nothing should ever be discarded into storm drains, including waste oil, grass clippings and pet waste.
Spread the word about the program. A simple task can make a big impact on the environment.
Remember, Only Rain Down the Drain!
For more information please go to the NJDEP Stormwater web site at www.njstormwater.org.
Know the Bear Facts
Black Bears in New Jersey
Since the 1980s New Jersey's black bear population has been increasing and expanding its range both southward and eastward from the forested areas of northwestern New Jersey. While the majority of New Jersey's black bears do live in the northwestern portion of the state, sightings have been reported in all 21 of New Jersey's counties. Residents in every community as well as folks visiting the many parks, wildlife management areas, and other open spaces in bear country will benefit from knowing how to react to an encounter with a black bear. The most common bear problem New Jersey's residents experience is black bears getting into their garbage. Bears are attracted to neighborhoods by garbage odors, so properly securing your garbage is one of the best ways to prevent bears from becoming a nuisance in your community. Residents are encouraged to work within their community to make sure all garbage is secured and kept away from bears. For tips on proper garbage management and coexisting with bears, visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bearfacts.htm
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