Little Egg Inlet At Risk Transit - Due to heavy shoaling, or shallowing the Coast Guard warns boaters that they will now have to transit Little Egg Inlet at the south end of Long Beach Island "at their own risk." The Coast Guard is temporarily removing six navigational buoys from the inlet. A seventh will remain because the Coast Guard cannot get to it. The waterway is inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. Boaters seeking to get to open ocean water from the Great Bay or Little Egg Harbor without risk will now have to use Barnegat Inlet to the north or Absecon Inlet to the south.
Vital Statistics - An application for obtaining copies of birth, death, and marriage / civil union / domestic partnership certificates can be viewed HERE. Instructions for submitting the form can be found at the State's website HERE.
Preliminary Flood Maps- The Bass River Township FEMA Preliminary Flood Maps can be viewed HERE Help with understanding the flood map and their affect on insurance premiums is located HERE
Best Practices Survey - Bass River Township recently completed the State Department of Community Affairs’ Best Practices survey. The township scored 90% making it eligible for 100% of it's State aid. The survey can be viewed HERE.
2017 Township Budget - The 2017 budget and tax resolution was approved March 6, 2017.A hearing will be held at the Municipal Building on April 3, 2017 at 7:00 o'clock PM where objections may be presented by taxpayers or other interested persons. Copies of the budget are available from the Township Clerk, Amanda Somes at the Municipal Building, 3 North Maple Avenue, New Gretna, NJ 08224 609-296-3337 during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The budget summary can be seen HERE.
Free Trees available from Atlantic Electric - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by visiting www.arborday.org/ace or by calling 1-855-670-2773? Customers should have their ACE account number handy when ordering the free tree. The one-gallon, four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include American beech, bald cypress, river birch and white dogwood.
An online tool assists in finding the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings. Call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help at 1-855-670-2773 using the tool. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
Free Home Security Survey and Modifications - The Burlington County Sheriff Department is now accepting applications to provide seniors, 60 and older, with free home security surveys and modifications. Their professionally trained technicians will conduct a security review and make recommendations based on their assessment. Technicians can install door and window locks, peepholes, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and instruct on their use and operation. Other security and safety items that may be installed free of charge include reflective house numbers, lamp timers, power failure lights and “med-info” packets. Crime prevention specialists are also available to give home security workshops and presentations, including the latest on frauds and scams, to clubs, churches, and various civic and community groups. Interested residents should call 609-265-5796 to register.
Call Before You Dig - AC Electric is reminding customers and contractors to call 811 and have utility lines marked before digging. Policy, procedures, and contact information for AC Electric and NJ Gas can be viewed HERE.
Sandpaper article titled "Bass River Mayor Promotes Gun Safety for Children and Legislators" can be VIEWED HERE