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Welcome to Lake Como

 

Our elected officials and borough administration are here to help serve and assist all residents of Lake Como with their immediate concerns. You will find useful information on our web site. If you are unable to find what you need please contact the Borough Offices at (732) 681-3232.

As always, we appreciate any suggestions or comments for either improvement to the website or for any other matter.

Please Note: We are no longer using the Borough P.O. Box, please send all mail to

Borough of Lake Como

1740 Main Street

Lake Como, NJ 07719

If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Louise Mekosh at lmekosh@boro.lake-como.nj.us 


Public Notices   News Around Town
 

 


 

Borough Engineers with CME Associates recently conducted a traffic study in Lake Como.

Click here for the recommendations report

 


 

Lake Como Inspections for 2020:

The Borough of Lake Como is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in the Borough each year.

These inspections enable the Borough to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes. 

A notification was mailed to all property owners subject to an inspection this year, which contained instructions for contacting RDS to complete a “remote virtual” (RV) interior inspection which requires no entry.

The RV is user-friendly, requires no app downloads and can be completed by calling (732) 719-2265 from your smart phone at any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday (no appointments required).  Please make sure you are at your property when calling. 

Inspectors will also visit your property to conduct a full exterior (front and rear) inspection which includes photographs.  

During that visit, an interior walkthrough will be offered (if an RV has not previously been completed), and you will again receive printed instructions for completing an RV if that is your preference.  If an adult is present during a visit, but decline an interior inspection, the inspectors will not return to your property, but you can call still call to complete a virtual inspection for a limited period. 

A door hanger containing those instructions will be left at each property for which an owner/occupant is not present.

During walkthroughs inspectors will respect social-distancing and wear masks when inside any property. 

Property visits will take place between 9am and dusk, Monday-Saturday, and all personnel will carry photo ID.  Our office and the Police Dept. possess all inspector background and other pertinent information.

If for any reason you would like to refuse an interior inspection, please visit www.rdsnj.com, click “INSPECTIONS” and select the REFUSAL FORM.  

Please note that if an interior inspection is not completed, my office may need to make estimates that could result in an inaccurate property record or tax assessment, and Monmouth County may limit your rights during any assessment appeal.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation

 

 


 

Utility Shutoffs in NJ to Resume June 30 as Relief Options for Customers with Unpaid Bills Expand

Click here for the link to the article.



 

Monmouth County has many COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to book right now for this week at Brookdale Community College. Vaccine appointments are available for residents who are 18 years old or older and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna vaccine, which is not approved for anyone under the age of 18. To schedule an appointment, go to www.visitmonmouth.com or click here: https://bit.ly/3xmZelt



 

Press Release from New Jersey American Water:

Temporary Scheduled Water Treatment Change to End in New Jersey American Water's Monmouth and Ocean County Service Areas

Click Here for the Press Release

 


 


As per Borough Ordinance, construction on the weekends

may not begin prior to 9:00am. 

Violation of this ordinance will result in fines. 


 


 

Due to a statutory change, there are new vote by mail applications.  The change relates to messenger and bearer laws, specifically that a messenger or bearer can serve as such for up to five qualified voters, if the voters are immediate family members residing in the same household.  The new language is below.   

   

“Any voter may apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Authorized Messenger. Messenger shall be a family member or a registered voter of this County. No Authorized Messenger can (1) be a Candidate in the election for which the voter is requesting a Mail-In Ballot or (2) serve as messenger for more than THREE qualified voters per election, except that an authorized messenger or bearer may serve as such for up to five qualified voters in an election if those voters are immediate family members residing in the same household as the messenger or bearer.”  

   

These new applications are posted on the Monmouthcountyvotes.com website, https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/voter-information/vote-by-mail/, and on the state website,  https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml

 


 

 


 

 

Click here for an update on the Monmouth Ocean Area Energy Cooperative Energy Aggregation Program

 


 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE ONGOING COVID19 OUTBREAK



 

Community Policing Belmar/Lake Como 2019

The Borough of Belmar Police Department Community Policing Program has launched a new program that will include a more active role for our residents. We anticipate that this new platform will create more community involvement and enhance police officer relations,. By working together, we will address the quality of life issues and uphold order maintenance within our neighborhood.  

Residents will still go directly to the police department for emergencies or situations that require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.  

Please click 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 Quality Report

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available.

Please click HERE for more information.


 

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



 


 

The information contained on the Lake Como website (the “Website”) is for general information purposes only.  Lake Como assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Website.

 

In no event shall Lake Como be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or its contents.  Lake Como reserves the right to make additions, deletions or modifications to the contents on the Website at any time without prior notice.  Lake Como does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 



 


 

Click here for a printable version

 


 


 

The NJ Poison Control Center is committed to protecting and improving the health of New Jersey’s residents by reducing the impact of poison and drug exposures. Click here for the latest health advisory. Advisory Link



 

click here for English version of flyer

click here for Spanish version of flyer

 


 

Check Out Recycle Coach for Garbage and Recycling Information, Pickup Schedules & More!

   

 


 

Tax Assessments: How to file a tax appeal


 


 

Online Tax & Water/Sewer Payments Now Available

Click on Tax & Water/Sewer Payments Tab on the left

Click here for the form for Direct Withdrawl for Taxes & Water Sewer


 

 

 

 


 

 

                                                       

Wednesday December 23, 2020

From the Belmar/Lake Como Office of Emergency Management

Severe weather  

 

High winds forecasted for tomorrow through the overnight hours: From JCP&L

 

This is a Code Red Message:

 

The Belmar and Lake Como Offices of Emergency Management are anticipating and preparing for winds capable of causing damage and power outages on December 24, and December 25, 2020.

 

Residents are reminded to report all power outages by calling the JCP&L contact center at 1-888-544-4877 or by utilizing the JCP&L website or text messaging options.  Please treat all downed wires as if they are live and report them immediately.  

 

The timing of the event poses additional challenges as many homes and lawns are decorated for the holiday season.  The high winds could dislodge some of these items, especially inflatable style decorations which could become airborne and become entangled in electrical lines and equipment, adding to the possibility of outages.

 

Please dial 911 in an emergency or contact the Belmar Police Department at 732-681-1700 for non-emergency calls.

Please take the necessary safety precautions.

 

Thank you and have a healthy, happy, and safe holiday.

 

Upcoming Events

Garbage
12/3/2021

Tree Lighting
12/3/2021
6:00 PM

Leaf Pick Up
12/3/2021

Garbage & Bulk
12/6/2021

Leaf Pick Up
12/6/2021

Brush
12/7/2021

Mayor & Council Meeting
12/7/2021
7:30 PM

Leaf Pick Up
12/8/2021

Leaf Pick Up
12/9/2021

Recycling
12/9/2021

Your elected officials and borough administration are here to help serve and assist all residents of Lake Como with their immediate concerns. You will find useful information on our web site. If you are unable to find what you need please contact the Borough Offices at (732) 681-3232.

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Lake Como, NJ
Borough of Lake Como
1740 Main Street
Lake Como, NJ 07719
(physical address & for "overnight" mailing)

Phone:
732-681-3232

Fax:
732-681-8981

Email:
info@lakecomonj.org