Monmouth-Ocean Energy Cooperative
Residents of Lake Como should have received an informational letter in the mail from the Monmouth-Ocean Energy Cooperative. This is a program approved by the Lake Como Council to reduce the rates on your electric bill. We strongly encourage all to attend the informational session on April 9th or 16th for more information.
For those unable to attend you can find a video presentation HERE and additional infromation within the links below.
New Jersey Aggregation Website
Lake Como Residents Information Kit
New Jersey American Water Bulk Purchase Customers: As you are aware, in February 2019, New Jersey American Water made a temporary change to the water treatment technique we use in our Coastal North system that serves parts of Monmouth and Ocean County. On or around April 10, 2019, we will transition back to chloramine disinfection from the currently used free chlorine disinfection method. Please see the attached Press Release for details. When we make this switch, your water system operators should begin measuring a total chlorine residual, not just the free chlorine residual. With the switch back to chloramines, the free chlorine residual should be very low or close to non-detect.
It is possible that your customers may have noticed some chlorine taste and odor in the water the past few months. With the transition back to chloramine disinfection, that taste and odor should subside. While the February transition from chloramines to free chlorine should not have impacted fish and other aquatic life, this transition back to chloramines may. As this may also affect procedures for patients on dialysis, we will reach out to the New Jersey Renal Council with the list of affected communities so they can notify the individual Renal / Dialysis centers and home dialysis patients.
Click HERE for more information
Pre-K Registration Update
February 7, 2019
As of last night, Belmar Elementary School has received approval to accept registrations from Lake Como children for PRE-K.
Registration for both PRE-K and Kindergarten will take place Tues, Feb 19th & Wed, Feb 20th from 9:00-11:00 at the school. For PRE-K, child must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1st. For Kindergarten, child must be 5 years old by October 1.
Please bring your child's original birth certificate, immunization records, and two pieces of proof of residency (i.e. lease, utility bill, bank statement, driver's license etc) in order to register. Registration packets will not be accepted until completed in full.
For questions regarding PRE-K or Kindergarten registration, please call the BES main office at 732-681-2388
Recycling Contractor Policy Update
Please note the following important message from our recycling contractor.
Effective immedi ately we will enforce a zero tolerance policy for contaminated single stream w e collect curbside in the communities we serve. Single stream recycling is to consist of bottles, cans and plastics (1-2) - none of which can be contaminated with food waste and most importantly the single stream recycling is to be loose - NO PLASTIC BAGS AT ALL. We will be leaving all single stream containers we find in violation of these simple rules especially that are in PLASTIC BAGS.
For each residential property, no more than 2 32 gallon cans of recycling (cans and 1&2 type plastic).
Newspapers must be bundled and tied
Residents dispose of cardboard and mixed paper at the borough dpw yard
Shredded paper is considered trash and must go out with household trash
See the attached presentation HERE for more information.
Sump Pump Notice
As a reminder, it is ILLEGAL to have a sump pump connected to the Borough’s sewer system. Excess water flow through the sewers increases water bill rates for all residents and businesses. Recent rainfall events have highlighted this issue as water on certain streets was caused by sump pumps illegally connected to the sewer lines. As a result, the Borough will be increasing enforcement efforts. For more information please contact the Public Works department who can advise on how to ensure your sump pump is up to code. There is a grace period to make the necessary corrections before fines will be issued so please take this opportunity to ensure your property is compliant.
Water Cleaning & Lining Project
Phase II of the Water Cleaning & Lining Project is currently underway.
Please click HERE for more information.
Water Quality Report
The 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. Please click HERE for more information.
The Borough of Belmar Police Department Community Policing Program currently has one police officer assigned to a street or streets to provide communication between the department and citizens in problem solving and will ensure that matters are addressed in an efficient manner. The officer and citizens will work together to address quality of life issues and order maintenance in their neighborhood. The community policing officer assigned to your street acts as the Police Department's community outreach specialist.
Please click HERE for more information and contact information for the officer assigned to your street.
Reporting an outage on Facebook...Now that’s a first.
JCP&L - How to Reach Us When You Experience a Power Outage
At JCP&L they're providing more ways for our customers to report outages and check the progress of our efforts to restore service. We’re the first electric utility in New Jersey to offer outage reporting on our Facebook page.
Now JCP&L customers have four easy options:
Visit facebook.com/JCPandL and click the “Report an Outage” tab
Sign up for text messaging with us and text “OUT” from your mobile phone
Visit our 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.com using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative, to learn more visit www.jcp-l.com/connect
Community Notification Enrollment CLICK HERE
Please click HERE for more information on New Jersey's Clean Energy Program's
"Clean Energy" Incentive Program for New Jersey
residents, businesses and local municipalities.
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