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Memorial Day is usually marked with solemn commemoration, honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. There are usually parades, flag ceremonies, and other formal recognitions on Memorial Day each year, but this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be far fewer in-person events. The Borough of Bay Head will not be deterred from acknowledging the sacrifices of these brave men and women. Since the Governor has prohibited gatherings of more than ten people, we will not be permitted to host our annual Memorial Day service. We have recorded the service in observance of Memorial Day and the video will be posted for all to see beginning at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020. Click here to view the Mayor's Memorial Day Service video.

In addition, on May 25, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m., the members of the Bay Head Fire Company will be driving around town in their fire trucks blowing their sirens in celebration of Memorial Day. Click on the link above to view the route map.

In response to the State of Emergency regarding COVID-19, the Borough of Bay Head Council will hold a special remote meeting on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. via “Conference Call.” The Borough Hall Meeting Room/Council Chambers will be closed to the public. The meeting is open to the public remotely by dialing the conference call number. The public will be permitted to participate during the public portion of the meeting. Please click on the link above to review the agenda. Conference Call Dial In: (712) 770-4938

Access Code: 956775

Trash Collection Service scheduled to change the week of May 25, 2020
Attention all residents - starting next week your trash collection schedule will change. The schedule for the week of May 25, 2020 is as follows: • All of Bay Head will be picked up on Tuesday (5/26/2020) • The South District (south of Bridge Avenue) will be picked up on Thursday (5/28) • The North District (north of Bridge Avenue) will be picked up on Friday (5/29)

The schedule for the week of June 1 through September 30, 2020 is as follows:

• The South District will be picked up on Monday and Thursday

• The North District will be picked up on Tuesday and Friday

The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for May 20, 2020 has been postponed.
Please click on the link above for additional information
Message from Department of State: 2020 Census Day of Action
• This Thursday, May 14th is a statewide Census Day of Action and we are again asking everyone to Call Those Who Count On You to see how they’re doing and to ask them to fill out their all-important Census. • For this to happen we need your help. If you could please send this information out to your networks and client and constituent lists, and ask them to participate, you would be taking big step to help our New Jersey communities over the next 10 years. Accurate Census data will be very instrumental in helping to address the effects of COVID-19 through related federal funding that would be associated to recovery. Feel free to use this email as a basis for the email you send out.

• We are asking as many folks as possible to participate in our Friends and Family Outreach call program. It’s simple to do and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Everything you need is provided right here to start making calls, including a call script in Spanish: https://nj.gov/state/census-outreach.shtml

• Here’s how the call program works – You call at least five (5) friends, neighbors or family members to check and see how they are doing. Then also ask if they’ve had a chance to fill out their Census. If they haven’t, we’ve provided info so that you can tell them why it’s so important. Then ask those who said yes to call 5 of their friends and family members - And so on, and so on.

• As a friend, neighbor, or relative you’re a trusted voice. And there is no one more effective than you to ask those you know to fill out their Census.

• In response to the State of Emergency regarding COVID-19, the Borough of Bay Head Council Meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm on May 4, 2020 will be held via “Conference Call.” The Borough Hall Meeting Room / Council Chambers will be closed to the public. The meeting is open to the public remotely by dialing the conference call number listed below. The public will be permitted to participate in the meeting only during the public portions of the meeting. • Please click on the link above to view the meeting agenda.

• There are two public comment sessions (resolutions and public discussion) scheduled as part of this meeting. At the appropriate time, the Mayor will open the floor to public comment. If a member of the public wishes to comment they must state their name. The Mayor will recognize each person separately and relinquish the floor. Once the floor is relinquished, the person who wishes to comment must once again state their name and provide their address for the record. This procedure will repeat itself until all comments are heard. The Mayor will then close the floor to public comment.

• There is also an executive session scheduled for this meeting. The public will not be permitted to listen or participate in this portion of the meeting. At a prescribed time, the public will be permitted to call back into the public portion of the meeting. Please Note: The only matter remaining on the agenda after the completion of the Executive Session is Meeting Adjournment.

• Conference Call Dial In: (712) 770-4938

• Access Code: 956775

April 25, 2020
Dear Neighbors:
These are without a doubt, unusual, if not scary times. However, I am convinced we will come out of this just fine, the same as we did after Super Storm Sandy. We just have to work as one like after Sandy and this time though listen to the pleas of our Governor who is doing a good job sailing in these in “chartered waters”.
Tax Payments Due May 1, 2020
The Borough of Bay Head 2nd Quarter Property Taxes are due on May 1st, with a ten-day grace period. Taxes will be considered past due after May 11, 2020. For questions regarding the May 1, property tax payments please email Denise Mayer at dmayer@bayheadnj.us. Denise will be happy to assist you.
Coronavirus Relief Options. We’re here to help you overcome the challenges created by this health crisis. We offer multiple funding options for those seeking relief. Click on the link above for additional information.
Emergency Announcement by the Bay Head Police Department
The Bay Head Police Department reports that over the past 24 hours, there have been three stolen vehicles in our direct area, one of which was from Main Avenue in Bay Head. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles at all times, and report any suspicious activity to the Police IMMEDIATELY. Also, DO NOT leave your keys, wallets, purses, or anything else of value in your vehicle when you are not in it. The suspects that are stealing these vehicles are then using them to commit violent crimes, which was the result of one of the stolen vehicles last night. The stolen vehicle from Bay Head was also involved in multiple police pursuits over the last 24 hours. BHPD is happy to report that the stolen vehicle from Main Avenue was recovered in Newark earlier this morning. Any residents with questions, concerns, or information can contact the Bay Head Police at (732) 892-0632.
April 15, 2020 – COVID Update – Parking Restriction East of Main Avenue (Route 35)
Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, there shall be no parking of vehicles on any streets located east of Main Avenue (Route 35). This includes East Avenue and all side streets. Due to the overabundance of pedestrian visitors and tourists utilizing East Avenue in violation of the State of New Jersey’s stay-at-home orders, the Office of Emergency Management has made the determination to close the streets to parking. Vehicles, associated with approved residential construction sites, will be allowed to park in these areas by permit only. We strongly request all visitors and tourists refrain from utilizing East Avenue for recreational purposes. If the actions of others continue to pose a threat to the health and well-being of the residents of Bay Head, we will be forced to take additional action.
The Borough of Bay Head’s Administrative Offices are currently closed to the public. All office staff are currently working remotely. The Police Department is open, but administrative personnel within the Police Department may also be subject to modified office hours. Please click on the link above for additional information. Please use the emails below to contact administrative staff.
  • Municipal Clerk’s Office – Patricia Applegate Email: papplegate@bayheadnj.us

  • Finance Department – Denise Mayer – Email: dmayer@bayheadnj.us

  • Chief Financial Officer - William Antonides - Email: bantonides@bayheadnj.us

  • Building / Land Use / Code Enforcement Department – Claire Hense - Email: chense@bayheadnj.us

  • Tax Assessor – Michael Imbriaco - Email: mimbriaco@bayheadnj.us

  • Borough Administrator – Christopher Parlow - Email: cparlow@bayheadnj.us
The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for April 15, 2020 has been postponed.
COVID Update - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 –Click on this link for additional information.
On April 4, 2020, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, State Director of Emergency Management issued Administrative Order 2020-08 amending Executive Order 108, permitting municipalities to impose additional restrictions in response to COVID-19 on the ability of hotels, motels, guest houses and private residences to accept new transient guests or seasonal tenants. Please click on the link above for additional information.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am. Please click on the link above for additional information.
New Jersey Tax Filing Deadline extended to July 15, 2020
Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin issued the following joint statement today on the tax filing deadline and the state budget timetable: “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardships, financial strain, and disruptions for many New Jerseyans and New Jersey businesses. As part of our response, we have reached agreement that the state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020.
Bay Head, Point Pleasant Beach, Mantoloking Announce Beach Closure
“The Mayors, Chiefs of Police and OEM Coordinators from the Boroughs of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking have jointly decided that all beaches in our respective towns must be closed to the general public until further notice. This decision was unanimous and will go into effect starting Friday, April 3rd and will remain in effect until further notice. While we deeply regret having to restrict this access to those who enjoy our beaches and have respected the Governor’s essential travel restrictions and practiced proper social distancing, the mounting numbers of coronavirus cases in Ocean County and New Jersey have made this decision a necessity to protect the safety and well-being of our local residents and other beachgoers.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our beaches when the pandemic has subsided.”

We hope you continue to stay happy and healthy in these challenging times. Clean Ocean Action has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and our entire team remained optimistic that a modified form of the Beach Sweeps might be able to take place on April 25th. However, due to the extension of the federal lockdown through April 30, we will be cancelling the Spring Beach Sweeps this year to ensure public safety.
March 31, 2020- COVID-19 - Update- The Governor Murphy’s Office issued an Administrative order clarifying Executive Order 107
Based on the Administrative Order, New Jersey will now allow
  • Auto dealerships to conduct online or remote sales, and authorize dealers to deliver vehicles directly to their customers, or to arrange for curbside or service lane pickup at a dealership

  • Realtors can operate and show houses to prospective buyers on a 1-on-1 basis or to immediate families. There is still a prohibition on open houses

  • Golf courses are closed as recreational businesses.

  • Firearm retailers will allowed to conduct sales only by appointment and during limited hours.
• In response to the State of Emergency regarding COVID-19, the Borough of Bay Head Council Meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm on April 6, 2020 will be held via “Conference Call.” The Borough Hall Meeting Room / Council Chambers will be closed to the public. The meeting is open to the public remotely by dialing the conference call number listed below. The public will be permitted to participate in the meeting only during the public portions of the meeting. • Please click on the link above to view the meeting agenda.

• There are three public comment sessions (resolutions, ordinances, and public discussion) scheduled as part of this meeting. At the appropriate time, the Mayor will open the floor to public comment. If a member of the public wishes to comment they must state their name. The Mayor will recognize each person separately and relinquish the floor. Once the floor is relinquished, the person who wishes to comment must once again state their name and provide their address for the record. This procedure will repeat itself until all comments are heard. The Mayor will then close the floor to public comment.

• Conference Call Dial In: (712) 770-4938

• Access Code: 956775

An issue has come up regarding towns that share a zip code; for example, Point Pleasant Borough, Bay Head and Point Pleasant Beach. When completing the online questionnaire, some residents are reporting that the address on the review screen defaults to an adjacent town.
Click on the link about regarding various COVID-19 Updates
  • Mortgage Payment Relief, Credit Impact, Foreclosures, Relief from Fees and Charges

  • Programs for Small Businesses and Workers effected by COVID-19

  • Bay Head Building / Construction Department Guidelines
Emergency Order from the Office of Emergency Management – COVID 19 – March 27, 2020
All street end parking East of East Avenue has been suspended. No parking is permitted until further notice, vehicles will be towed and or ticketed by order of Bay Head Emergency Management and Bay Head Police.
Please click on the link above for the latest alert message.
The Borough of Bay Head Emergency Management Coordinator has declared a State of Emergency within the Borough of Bay Head. Please click on the link above for a full copy of the declaration.
March 23, 2020 – COVID 19 Update
* The Ocean County Health Department has informed the Borough of Bay Head of its first confirmed COVID 19 case in Bay Head. The person is currently quarantined at their residence in Bay Head. Based on HIPAA regulation this is the extent of the information Bay Head can provide.
The Ocean County Health Department has informed the Borough of Point Pleasant of their first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Borough. The only information available is that it is a male in his 40’s and this individual voluntarily had himself tested when he felt ill and is following isolation protocols with mild symptoms of the virus. Please click on the link above for additional information relating to COVID-19 and its impact on Borough offices.
Effective immediately, all administrative offices of the Borough of Bay Head will be closed to the public. The administrative staff will continue to operate out of the municipal building during normal business hours, but the public will not be permitted in the office. Please click on the link above for additional information.
Please click on the link above to see a summary of Executive Orders 107 and 108
Please click on the link above to see a full copy of Executive Order #105
Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey.
Company Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families
The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 has been postponed.
At American Water, the health and safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority. We provide an essential service that is critically important and much like many other companies in the U.S., and across the globe, American Water has established coronavirus preparedness plans.
Letter from the Mayor regarding an update on the transit meeting.
Please click on the link above to obtain information regarding the groin reconstruction project.
Coronavirus Information

We have reviewed a lot of the information and believe the best information for businesses to follow is the information and guidance issued by the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and your state’s department of health. The CDC website has guidance on the following:

  • What you should know
  • Situation updates
  • Information for travel, healthcare professionals, health departments, laboratories and business

For your ease, click here to view the guidance for employers. The CDC has also issued communication resources that can be viewed here.  It includes:

  • Print resources (which are handouts & posters that can be helpful in the workplace and/or if you have public entering your establishments)
  • Videos
  • Resources for travelers

We recommend that you designate an individual in your organization responsible for monitoring the websites of the CDC and your state’s department of health to stay up-to-date on the information. 

Update - February 4, 2020. Amendments to the beaches and land use ordinances were introduced during the February 3, 2020 Council Meeting. The Public Hearing on the ordinances is scheduled for April 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. A copy of each ordinance is available by clicking the link above. Also included are copies of other documents relevant to the ordinances.
New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,900 feet of aging 6-inch water main in Bay Head this fall (Project scheduled to start the week of December 2nd). The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 32 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with new ductile iron main along the following streets: Bayberry Lane

Meadow Avenue

Grove Street between Holly Avenue and Club Drive

Holly Avenue between Woodland Avenue and Cranberry Avenue

Click the link above for additional information.

Dune Grass Planting - Dune Grass is now available
Just to let all of our residents and guests know. As part of the completion of the Army Corp of Engineer's Beach Replenishment Project, the contractor is responsible to plant dune grass in the entire new dune area (east of the easement line). This planting will take place sometime this Fall / Winter (December through February). It is not necessary for individuals, groups, or property owners to plant dune grass on the new dune. The County of Ocean is also, as part of their annual dune grass program, providing dune grass to each municipality. This dune grass can be used by property owners to fortify the dune area west of the easement line / contractor work limit. Property owners should not plant grass in the new dune area. As mentioned above, the Army Corp has that responsibility. Dune grass, as provided by the County of Ocean, has been delivered to the Department of Public Works and is now available for pick up. .
Fall-Winter Garbage Pickup Days
As of October 1st thru March 31st the entire town will be picked up Monday and Thursday.
New Jersey American Water is proud to be your local water service provider, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality water and service possible. I am writing you today to tell you that we made an error recently, and while this was not an emergency, it is something we need to communicate to you. Water samples taken at our Jumping Brook Treatment Plant on September 2, 2019, showed an increased amount of turbidity, which was above the levels permitted by the NJDEP, in one portion of the treatment process for a short period of time. As soon as the issue was identified, we acted quickly to stop the flow of water and remove the cause -- a faulty sensor in the system, which caused an increased amount of water to be filtered more quickly than the recommended rates and raised turbidity levels. Thanks to the quick response by our expert professionals at the plant, we were able to efficiently and effectively restore our system to normal.

While the samples taken of the finished water leaving the plant did not show any contamination, we are still required to notify you about this issue, because it is your right to know. Attached is the official customer notice, which is being mailed today to customers impacted by this issue. The notice is also posted on our website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under the Alerts section. We ask that you also post this notice in any public areas (i.e., municipal hall, library) so that the public may see it.

We take responsibility for this error, and we have instituted additional engineering and process controls to prevent this from occurring again.

Please click on the link above for additional information.

NJ American Water Company has issued a press release regarding drinking water. Please click on the link above to review that press release.
Need a book to read, finished reading a book or magazine? Click the link above to learn more information about the Bay Head Recycling Library.
If you wish to report a concern to a municipal official, you can now do so electronically using the Borough’s website. Just click on the Report a Concern link located in the upper right corner of the Home page, follow the step by step instructions, and your concern will be electronically forwarded to the appropriate municipal official.

 

There are currently no alerts.

 

FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS – BAY HEAD, NEW JERSEY

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH
New Jersey 4th District (Bay Head)

Washington Office
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone 202-225-3765
fax  202-225-7768

Monmouth County Constituent Services Center
112 Village Center Drive, Second Floor*
Raintree Shopping Center
Freehold, NJ  07728
Call for hours of operation, an appointment or for more information:
phone 732-780-3035 
fax   732-780-3079

*MAIN OFFICE- NJ Fourth District residents should use this Freehold address to send mail 

Ocean County Office
405 Route 539 (Pinehurst Road)
Plumsted, NJ08533
Call for an appointment or for more information:
phone 609-585-7878
fax  609-585-9155 

Hamilton District Office
4573 South Broad Street 
Hamilton, NJ 08620
Call for hours of operation, an appointment or for more information:
phone 609-585-7878
fax   609-585-9155 


SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ

Newark
One Gateway Center, Suite 1100
Newark, New Jersey 07102
phone  973-645-3030
fax  973-645-0502

Barrington
208 White Horse Pike, Suite 18
Barrington, New Jersey 08007
phone  856-757-5353 
fax 856-546-1526

Washington, DC
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
phone 202-224-4744
fax 202-228-2197
 

SENATOR CORY BOOKER

Washington Office
717 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
phone 202-224-3224
fax 202-224-8378

Camden Office
One Port Center
2 Riverside Drive, Suite 505
Camden, NJ 08101
phone 856-338-8922
fax 856-338-8936

Newark Office
One Gateway Center
23rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
phone 973-639-8700
fax973-639-8723


NJ STATE SENATOR JAMES HOLZAPFEL

10th Legislative District Office
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
phone 732-840-9028
email: senholzapfel@njleg.org

NJ STATE ASSEMBLYMAN GREG MCGUCKIN

10th Legislative District Office
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
phone 732-840-9028
email: asmMcGuckin@njleg.org

NJ STATE ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN CATALANO

10th Legislative District Office
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
phone  732-840-9028
email: asmcatalano@njleg.org