BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE
The Borough of Lavallette Council Meetings and the
Planning Board Meetings will be held at the
Lavallette First Aid Building located at 1207 Bay Blvd. in Lavallette, NJ for the remainder of the year 2013.
All Meetings will start at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise stated.
BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
CHRISTOPHER F. PARLOW
BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE
Super Storm Sandy
December 6, 2013
Lavallette Holiday Event bound motorists are encouraged to enter the island via Route 37/Mathis Bridge to avoid delays
Please be aware that due to the Route 35 Reconstruction Project, the route to Lavallette has changed since September. Motorists are encouraged to enter the island from the southern bridge to avoid potential traffic delays occurring in Bay Head and Mantoloking. Via Route 37 east, motorists will take the Route 35 South ramp and keep in the left lane. Continue through the "S" curve and remain in the far left lane onto Central Avenue heading north. Continue to Hiering Avenue and turn right. Turn left at the end of the block onto the Boulevard. This will become Route 35 North heading into Lavallette Borough. Construction directional signs are posted throughout this route to assist motorists.
December 3, 2013
Route 35 Reconstruction Alert
Please be advised there will be a traffic pattern change in the area of Toms River and Seaside Heights beginning on or about Monday, December 2nd. Please refer to the attached advisory and map for details.
Please be advised there will be a traffic pattern change in Mantoloking beginning on or about Tuesday, December 3rd. Please refer to the attached advisory for details.
We have setup a page for updates and alerts, as we
receive them they will be posted to the
Rt 35 Reconstruction Project.
October 29, 2013
2013 Ocean County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The plan will be posted on the project website: www.oceancountyhmp.com,
from October 15th till November 15th for public review.
October 24, 2013
Manasquan to Barnegat Inlet Federal Beachfill Crossover Plan
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection
has provided the Borough with the Federal Beachfill Crossover
Plan. Attached is a copy of the plan that includes the proposed
beach access points. We have been requested to provide comments
by October 30, 2013. Please submit your comments regarding the
More detailed plans are available to view at the Borough Hall Temporary Trailer
Lavallette Firehouse Parking Lot Trailer # 1
125 Washington Avenue
Provide Comments Here
Sandy Living Expenses Voucher Program Delivers Relief To New Jersey’s Working Families
The Christie Administration today announced a new
$57 million Sandy Housing and Rental Assistance Program, “The
Working Families Living Expenses Voucher Program.” The program will
provide housing stability for individuals and families impacted by
Superstorm Sandy and ensure that affected households have items
essential for health and safety when they return to their home.
October 10, 2013
SANDY RECOVERY SURVEY
WAS YOUR HOME DAMAGED BY SANDY?
ARE YOU NOW OR WERE YOU AT ONE TIME DISPLACED FROM YOUR HOME BY SANDY?
WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Please participate in our survey at:
Your participation will help ensure that the concerns of those most impacted by Superstorm Sandy will remain in the public eye.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SURVEY,
Contact TIM TRACEY at 732-263-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is being conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute and is supported by the New Jersey Recovery Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. The Fund is focused on bold, long-term solutions that promote economic vitality, healthy ecosystems, strong and engaged communities, government transparency and a fair distribution of recovery resources.
July 22, 2013
Elevating Homes To Protect From Future Storms
What New Jersey Homeowners Need To Know About The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Elevation Program In order to protect New Jersey communities from future storms, Governor Christie today launched a $100 million grant program to assist homeowners elevate their homes. Targeted at homes in the nine counties hardest hit by Sandy, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program provides up to $30,000 of reimbursement for eligible homeowners to elevate their primary single-family residences. Elevation will both lower the risk of flood damage and reduce flood insurance premiums. The program is being paid for by FEMA funds.
Please see the attached press release from the Governor's
office regarding HMGP elevations. All of the information can also be
accessed at www.renewjerseystronger.org or
Homeowners have until 9/15/13
to register with the state for the
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
June 17, 2013
Important Update - Preliminary Work Maps:
The Preliminary Work Map information is now available
on the FEMA Region 2 Coastal Website:
The online Tool, “What is my Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?” is also available on
www.Region2Coastal.com for residents and property owners.
Lavallette Preliminary Maps
June 10, 2013
Flood insurance and mitigation helpline is now available.
New Jersey residents with questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques have a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information.
The number is 1-877-287-9804 for people who need information about flood insurance, the latest maps, or other mitigation topics and issues. Policyholders with questions or concerns about their claims may also speak with NFIP specialists.
The helpline operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Additional information is available at www.floodsmart.gov.
May 22, 2013 Update
Updated 6/4/13, 8/2/13 and 8/6/13
Community Development Block Grant
The Christie Administration announced that applications for the following programs offered through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan will be available this Friday, May 24, 2013. Applications for the various program will be made through the State of New Jersey – Department of Community Affairs website at www.nj.gov/dca
Sandy victims can apply online or through a hotline: 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946). The TTY/TDD numbers for the hearing impaired are 609-984-7300 or 1-800-286-6613
- Homeowner Resettlement Program
- Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program
- Small Rental Program
- Large Multifamily
- Special Needs Housing Program
- Homebuyer Assistance Program
- Predevelopment Fund for Affordable Rental Housing
- Neighborhood Enhancement Program
New 6/4/13: The state has just released two very helpful FAQ documents pertaining to the two main CDBG homeowner programs. The first explains the $150,000 max grant RREM program, and the second explains the $10,000 resettlement grant. Please find the links below.
To view the Action Plan, visit the NJ Department
of Community Affairs’ website at www.nj.gov/dca/announcements/pdf/CDBG-DisasterRecoveryActionPlan.pdf
Register with the state to receive updates on programs and grants.
State of New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Recovery Division
The Christie Administration announced that Sandy-impacted homeowners have until August 1, 2013 to apply for the Homeowner Resettlement and Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Programs.
NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON SANDY RECOVERY REIMBURSEMENTS 8/2/13
On July 30, 2013, the federal government issued a notice in response to the various requests from the Christie Administration to allow for reimbursement of homeowners and landlords of costs they have already undertaken to rebuild, repair and mitigate their homes, or rental properties.
The notice provides guidance to recovery programs funded by the federal government through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants. The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will issue additional guidelines and procedures in the coming week to ensure the maximum benefit is applied to New Jersey’s Sandy-impacted households and landlords.
Eligible Housing Programs:
- Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM): Reimbursement will now be considered for all eligible RREM applicants regardless of level of property damage.
- Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP): Reimbursement will now be considered for all eligible applicants of LRRP regardless of the level of property damage and regardless of the number of units.
GUIDANCE FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS THAT HAVE ALREADY STARTED WORK ON THEIR PROPERTY:
- The State is still currently restricted by the federal government
on reimbursement of costs incurred after the Time of Application;
therefore, continuing with work after an application has been submitted
will likely make that work ineligible for the grant funds.
- Homeowners, landlords and businesses are advised that it is their choice to continue work; however, it is in their best interest to stop ongoing construction and repairs in order to maximize the costs that CAN be covered by the grant funds.
- This is a decision for homeowners, landlords and businesses to make, and this guidance is only to alert them of the risks associated with a decision to continue work.
- Homeowners, rental property owners and businesses that have started work are advised to keep all receipts of money spent to date on activities related to the rebuild, repair and mitigation of their property for possible reimbursement.
General Guidance from the Federal Government:
- Allows reimbursement of eligible costs as a result of Sandy that were incurred by an applicant PRIOR to the TIME OF APPLICATION.
- Reimbursement rules:
- Before any CDBG-DR funds can be provided for reimbursement to the applicant, an environmental review must be completed and cleared by the State.
- Costs must be considered within federal guidelines as “necessary and reasonable” for federal program funds.
- Limited to properties where work has been done on the same footprint as before.
Due to limited federal funding, it is unlikely that even with an additional allocation that every RREM applicant who was placed on the wait list will receive an award, even if New Jersey receives additional funds from the federal government. Therefore, those who are waitlisted should be guided by that fact as they choose whether or not to begin to repair or reconstruct their Sandy-damaged home.
March 6, 2013 Update
Residential / Commercial Debris
and Construction Material
The deadline for curb side pick of all storm-damaged debris has passed. Pre-Sandy trash and recycling rules are now in effect. All garbage shall be placed in dark – colored, heavy – gauge plastic bags or metal, plastic or vinyl containers that are designed for such purpose with handles and a tight lid. The container shall be no more than fifty (50) gallons in volume. The lid may not be attached in such a manner, such as tied with a rope, string or cord, as to cause a hazard for municipal collection personnel. Garbage placed for municipal collection shall not contain any of the designated recyclable materials, materials resulting from demolition, construction or hazardous waste. Recycling materials shall be place at curbside during your regularly-scheduled recycling pick-up date. All materials resulting from demolition and construction must be disposed of at the property owner’s expense. The Borough will continue to accept clean beach sand. If you have not cleared the sand from your property at this point you will need to contact the Department of Public Works. The Department will inspect and provide guidance on the sand removal and/or disposal on a case by case basis.
Rendering of the Proposed New Municipal Building / Police Department
Federal Funding Disaster Relief Information
A Review of Federal Funding Disaster Relief for those affected by Super Storm Sandy
Monmouth County tried to summarize the funding
availability for individuals as best as possible:
Lavallette Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary
NJNG Home Demolition
To assist our customers, we have posted the
following new page on our web site that contains important information
about service turn-offs and retirements due to Sandy damage:
FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) Information
Provided is a list of resources containing
valuable information and resources related to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE)
products for coastal New Jersey. The contents listed below are
available utilizing the links provided in each topic.
New as of April 23, 2013
Lavallette Electric Utility Customers ONLY.
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
is providing inspectors to perform electric service inspections.
Be advised that homeowners must be present for inspection. Certification
forms are to be delivered to the Lavallette Public Works Department
who will create a work order for reconnection.
NJNG Savegreen Project
Lavallette First Aid
Managing the Emotional
Impact of Super Storm Sandy
Reconstruction of Bay
Route 35 Reconstruction Project
We have setup a page for
updates and alerts, as we receive them they will be posted
Stop for pedestrians
in the crosswalks!
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources
Small Business Administration
Resources for Additional Needs
Repairs to Substantially Damaged Structures
If your home or business incurred damage, the Construction Department will need to determine if your structure has been substantially damaged. Substantially damaged means the cost to make your necessary repairs will meet or exceed 50% of the value of the structure. In Lavallette, we use the assessed value to make that determination.
If you structure is substantially damaged, you may qualify for additional insurance money through the FEMA Increased Cost of Compliance Program (ICC).
A form is attached for your reference and will need to be completed and submitted to the Construction Code Official in order for him to make the determination. Substantial Damage Form
Caution should be exercised when submitting this form. If a determination is made that your property did sustain substantial damage (50% or more) you will be required, along with the other needed repairs, to raise the structure in compliance with the Borough’s flood hazard ordinance.
Also provided is a brochure relating to the FEMA’s Cost of Compliance Program (ICC). ICC
Also provided from FEMA are Mitigation Publications
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