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Welcome to Berlin Borough, New Jersey
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Important Numbers

Phone   (856) 767 - 7777

Orange arrow   Clerk's Office: ext. 302 / 303
Orange arrow   Vital Statistics: ext. 302 / 303
Orange arrow   Public Works: ext. 316
Orange arrow   Construction/Planning/Zoning: ext. 316
Orange arrow   Tax Collector/Water/Sewer: ext. 305 / 306
Orange arrow   Tax Assessor: ext. 319
Orange arrow   Police Department: (856) 767 - 4700
Orange arrow   Municipal Court: (856) 767-1721
Orange arrow   Administrator: ext. 302

Berlin Borough, New Jersey

59 South White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ 08009
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Current Weather
News, Information and Upcoming Events
Landfill Offices Closed
flower Berlin Borough Landfill will be closed for the holidays Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Our extended hours of operations for the landfill due to the storm will continue the week of July 6.
4th Of July Parade
flower Please join us for the 68th Annual Berlin Borough and Berlin Township ICCA Independence Day Parade which will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Don't forget your patriotic posters and prizes will be awarded along the parade route. Decorated bikes please report to Bate Avenue in Berlin Twp by 8:45 a.m. and registration for the 5k run and 1 mile walk begins at 7:45 a.m. at Berlin Borough Hall located at 59 S. White Horse Pike. The ICCA is still in need of volunteers for the parade, so if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering please call Bill Adair at 609-790-1078.

Thank you and we hope to see you at the 68th Annual Fourth of July parade.
Storm Related Information

The Department of Public Works will be continually picking up organic material from the storm during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at curbside. You may also take your brush to the dump located at 373 Watsontown/New Freedom Road. We are extending hours of operation at this location until 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday for your convenience until further notice. The ban of utility trailers has been temporarily lifted.

Keep in mind we can only chip branches smaller than 3 inches in diameter. Anything bigger than that should be cut down to manageable pieces, less than 50 lbs.

Normal trash and recyclable pick up will continue as scheduled. Due to the massive amount of material, the organic schedule will not be able to be upheld but there will be one to three crews on the road daily until the brush pick up is completed.
Berlin Offices Open

Please be advised that the move from the Berlin Hotel back into the Municipal Building located at 59 South White Horse Pike has been completed and we are back open for business.

Our hours remain the same. 8 am until 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday to serve the public. On behalf of the Mayor and Council and the employees of the Borough, we thank you all for the patience you showed us during this transition.

Charleen Santora, Borough Administrator
Letter To Residents
flower Letter to residents from ICCA.

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Soccer Field Fertilizing
flower Attention all Residents

The Berlin Soccer Association will be fertilizing the soccer fields on Monday thru Thursday, June 22 thru June 25, 2015. Please keep children and pets off those fields for a couple days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Safe Transaction Zone
flower Safe Transaction Zone

SafetyThe Berlin Police Department is proud to announce the designation of a safety zone where citizens can make sales and purchases through sites like Craigslist.

"The safe transaction zones are designed to help protect our citizens as robberies, thefts and scams become more prevalent with online transaction sites," says Chief Michael DeLorenzo.

Safe Transaction Zones have been set up in the lobby and surrounding parking lots of the Berlin Police Headquarters at 59 S. White Horse ...

The announcement comes after a previous investigation where a man was charged in the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in rural Georgia. They apparently were lured by the suspect through a Craigslist ad with hopes of buying an antique Mustang convertible. The victims, in their 60s, had been shot in the head.

Members of the Berlin Police Department say they will not participate in transactions or act as witnesses. "Our employees are not available for legal advice or allowed to settle disputes between parties involved in transactions occurring in our facility," Chief DeLorenzo said. Transactions involving weapons, drugs and/or drug paraphernalia are barred from the zones.

The lobby of the Berlin Police Department is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Anyone using the lobby to complete a transaction is asked to notify the police matron. Residents using the facility during the weekend or after hours are encouraged to use the parking lots which are under video surveillance.
4th Of July Parade
flower To All the Residents of both Berlin Borough and Berlin Township

The annual 4th of July parade will still be taking place as usual to celebrate this great day of celebration. There will not be fireworks or any night festivities. Please check your mail as all residents of both the borough and township will be receiving a letter explaining this decision.

Have a great 4th of July.
Certificate Of Occupancy Inspections
flower The Borough of Berlin Construction Department will perform Certificate of Occupancy Inspections on all resale properties. For more information please call the Construction Office Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. or email construction@berlinnj.org
Camp Long-A-Coming 2015 Registration Form
flower Camp Long-A-Coming Flyer

Long-A-Coming Flyer

Long-A-Coming Calendar

Camp Long-A-Coming 2015 Registration Form

Registration Form
Road Repaving: Laurel Avenue & Taunton Avenue
flower Attention Residents Of Laurel Avenue

Please be advised that borough engineers, Pennoni Associates have been retained by the borough to design the repaving of Laurel Avenue. We anticipate that roadway improvements will commence in May/June 2015.

The roadway will be repaved with new surface course paving. The scope of work will include installation of a concrete gutter with tree removal and driveway apron restoration as required for installation. Disturbed areas will be restored with topsoil, seed and straw mulch.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact Chris Kunder or Hugh Dougherty at 856-547-0505.

Attention Residents Of Taunton Avenue

Please be advised that borough engineers Pennoni Associates has been retained by the borough to design the repaving of Taunton Avenue (between Rt. 30 and the Railroad). We anticipate that roadway improvements will commence in May/June 2015.

The roadway will be repaved with new surface course paving. The scope of work will include removal of all trees located between the curb and sidewalk and replacement of deteriorated curb, sidewalk, and driveway aprons or as necessary to implement the design. Disturbed areas will be restored with topsoil, seed and straw mulch.

In the next few weeks, Atlantic City Electric crews will trim the trees affected by the power lines between the curb and sidewalk to below the level of the power lines. The tree trunks and stumps will be removed later in the year as part of the repaving project.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact Chris Kunder or Hugh Dougherty at 856 547 0505.
South Jersey Gas
flower Important infomation regarding upgrade of pipeline facilities along NJSH Route 73, from Cross Keys Road to White Horse Pike (NJSH Route 30), along Taunton Ave from NJSH Route 73 to Copper Road, and associated side streets

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Report Pot Holes
flower To report a pothole on the following county roads listed here, please contact Louis Cappelli, Camden County Freeholder at louc@camdencounty.com or (856) 225-5451. You may also contact Kevin Becica, Camden County Engineer, (856) 566-2980.
  • New Freedom Road
  • Tansboro Road
  • Jackson Road
  • Berlin-Clementon Road
  • Egg Harbor Road
To report potholes on Borough Roads please contact the Borough of Berlin’s Department of Public Works at dpw@berlinnj.org or (856) 767-0056.
Municipal Regulation Over Group Homes In NJ
flower I have been getting a lot of calls regarding a Group Home that is suppose to be established on Monmouth Avenue in our Borough. I reached out to our Borough Solicitor, Howard Long for legal opinion in regards to this issue. Below is the response I received from Solicitor Long. I hope this sheds some light on the issue. Thank you.

Mayor John J. Armano

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Pet Licensing
flower The State of New Jersey requires all animals to have up-to-date rabies vaccinations.

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Mitigation Plan: Part 3
Construction Department Annual Inspection
flower The Borough of Berlin Construction Department conducts annual inspections for all rental units per Chapter 256 of the Borough Code
Hazard Mitigation Plan
flower As part of the on-going update of the Camden County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community. The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from http://nj4hmp.com  by clicking on "Camden County" and then clicking on "Berlin Brough". Comments can be submitted via the "Contact Us" page on the website.

However, please note that comments must be submitted no later January 9th. There will be a open community meeting on January 7th at 7:30pm.The meeting will be held in the community center on Franklin Ave.
Drunk Driving Crackdown
flower Supporting the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Year End Holiday Statewide Crackdown

Letter of Enforcement
DSOGPO 2014 Proclamation
Attention Public
flower If you are planning to visit the construction office while renovations are going on at the municipal building at 59 south White Horse Pike, please make sure you use the downstairs entrance rather than the front entrance due to construction. Also, for the time being, the elevator will not be in use so if anyone from the public has to do business on the second floor, please see Debbie in the construction office and/or read the signs posted to get someone from that floor to help anyone who is in a handicapped position. Please understand that this is all temporary and it will only be until renovation is completed.

We thank you all so very much for your cooperation.

Charleen Santora, Borough Admin.
Berlin Borough Court Office Relocation
flower As of November 17,2014, the Borough of Berlin Municipal Court will be temporarily relocated to the Waterford Township Municipal Building located at 2131 Auburn Avenue, Atco, N.J.

Effective this date the new telephone number for the Court Administrator is 856 768 2300, ext. 4. The temporary fax # is 856 753 4336. The temporary move is due to the renovation that will be starting in the municipal building at 59 South White Horse Pike. We will keep this site updated on the progress and let the public know as soon as possible when we will be returning to 59 South White Horse Pike.
Council Meeting Videos
flower You may now view the council meetings by video on this web site.
Just go under Government and scroll down to council videos for each monthly council meeting.

Charleen Santora, Borough Administrator
Dedication of Washington Ave
flower On Saturday Former Fire Chief Walter McKeever turned 100 years old. Part of Washington Avenue was named “Chief McKeever Ave?in his honor.
Also, pictured here is Mayor Armano, Walter McKeever and Chief Bill Behnke in front of a truck the he was involved in purchasing back in 1956 as Chief.

dedication dedication
Berlin Borough Police Department on Nixle
flower Sign up for notifications, alerts and advisories

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Letter Regarding Eastern Highschool
flower From Dr. Harold Melleby, Jr.

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Borough of Berlin Planning Board Notice
flower PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons that a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday October 14, 2014 for the Borough of Berlin Planning Board will take place at the Borough Hall 59 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ. At the request of the applicant Berlin Multi Family LLC, this application will be postponed until further notice. The original application and plans remain on file for inspection during the regular business hours in the Municipal Building (Borough Hall) located at 59 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ.

Deborah Simone
Planning Board Secretary
The 2014 / 2015 2nd Half Tax Bill
flower The 2014/2015 2nd half tax bill will be mailed out by July 14th with an August 10th due date. Any payments received after August 10th will be considered delinquent with interest accruing from August 1, 2014.
2012 Homestead Benefit Application
flower The filing deadline for 2012 Homestead Benefit Applications was January 31, 2014.
Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts for 2012 will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget for FY 2015, which must be adopted by July 1, 2014.
Homestead benefits for 2012 are expected to be applied to May 2015 property tax bills.
Additional information on the 2012 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available
Berlin AA 10U District Champions 2014
flower Berlin AA 10U 2014 Southern NJ District 3 Champions

Brandon Burkhardt
Luke Carey
Cameron Costello
Noah Covone
Ayden Dodge
Danny Francesconi
Caden Haldeman
Wyatt Hoffman
Ryan Karbach
Sean Palmer
Sean Perkins
John Thiel
Grant Zielinski

Black Bear Encounter Tips

Black Bear News
Bear Encounter Tips
Residents of Berlin Borough of Berlin
flower Please note that two representatives from a company called RMH will be going around door to door on behalf of Atlantic City Electric to promote information regarding energy wise rewards from Atlantic City Electric. I expect them to be in the borough for about three months. Each representative will have picture identification and proof they work for RMH on behalf of AC Electric. If anyone has any questions, please contact me, Charleen Santora, at 856 767 7777 x 302. Thank you
Proposed Development on Tansboro Road Letter
Breast Cancer Dedication Service
flower A Breast Cancer Dedication Service was held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in memory of Kim Casamassina at the Marie Fleche Memorial Library, Berlin, New Jersey.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right: Loretta Mikulski, Founder/President of the SJ Breast Cancer Coalition; Mathew Casamassina, husband of deceased; Berlin Mayor John Armano; and Millard Wilkinson, President/Chairman, Trustees of the Marie Fleche Memorial Library.
Statement Regarding Kmart
Mayor of the Year
flower At the Camden County Mayor's Association Reorganization Dinner on Friday, February 21, 2014, Mayor Armano was honored by receiving the award for Mayor of the Year.

Mayor of the Year
Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures
flower Public Health Update: Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures and the Rabies Vaccination Requirement

For more information, click here
Hazardous Waste Collection
flower Berlin Residents : For your convenience here is the Camden County’s schedule for Hazardous Waste Collection

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Congressman Andrews visits Berlin Borough
flower Berlin Community School and VCI of Berlin

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Berlin Fire Company Celebration
flower The Berlin Fire Company along with Mayor Armano and Councilman Maccaroni helped celebrate former Fire Chief Walter McKeever's 99th Birthday at Spring Oaks in Berlin on October 22, 2013.

Rotary Club Presentation
flower Mike Denomme, President of the Berlin Rotary Club 2012-2013 presents a defibulator, chosen as the "President's Project" to Mayor John Armano and Health & Recreation Chairman Councilman Jim Pearce for the Berlin Community Center at a Rotary Meeting held at the Community Center on Monday, October 14, 2013.

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Berlin Fire Department Fire Drill
flower Berlin Borough Council members James Bilella, Scott Scelso and Gary Knight attended a training session with the Berlin Fire Department at the Camden County Fire Academy. The Councilmen had the opportunity to experience the smoke filled building, tried on the firefighter’s gear and a lesson on operating the ladder truck. The experience was well received. Chief Bill Behnke

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Street Light Outages
flower Street light outages can be reported to AC Electric at the following phone number 1-800-642-3780.

When calling you will need the location and the pole number which can be found on the pole at approximately eye level. Anyone with computer access can report a street light outage online. Click here to report outage. It is much quicker to report the outage online if possible.
Smoke Detector Requirements For Resale
National Preparedness Month
flower The Office of Property Maintenance monitors the condition of properties throughout the Borough to create a uniform standard in order to protect the safety, health and welfare of the general public. Property Maintenance addresses issues regarding structural and sanitary conditions of properties and dwellings. Violations of those conditions include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Unsanitary conditions ?the accumulation of rubbish, garbage, refuse, overgrown grass and weeds, dead and dying trees or other natural growth. Deterioration of premises ?unsafe structures, and any other appearance or condition that creates a blighting effect on the neighborhood. This includes any condition that would be a threat to the health and safety of the general public.

More specific conditions can be found in Chapters 101 & 246 of the Berlin Borough Code Book on our website ? www.berlinnj.org. To report a potential violation, please call 856 767 7777 option 5.

For more information, go to Property Maintenance under Departments
Affordable Apartments For Rent
flower For more information: click here
The Incase System
flower The Incase is an innovative new system that utilizes barcode scanning technology to provide police with home owners?personal contact information in emergency situations. The Incase is now available in Berlin Borough and is endorsed by Chief DeLorenzo and the Berlin Borough Police Department. At the super low cost of only $6 (plus tax) per home, the Incase is a very affordable safety device. You can register online at www.theincase.com.

For more information: click here
Senior Citizens Open House
South Jersey Berlin Senior Citizen’s Open House was a great success.

senior senior senior picture
Pictured here at the Berlin Borough Senior’s Club Open House held June 1, 2013 is Ida Mae Clegg, President of the Berlin Senior’s, Senator Dawn Addiego and Mayor Armano. Senator Addiego presented the Senior’s with a proclamation and Mayor and Council unveiled a sign that you see here in the background.
One Of The Best Towns In South Jersey
South Jersey Mayor and Council would like to thank the Berlin residents for voting us one of the best towns in South Jersey and we would also like to say congratulations to the Berlin Borough Fire Department and the Berlin Borough EMS Squad.
National Electric Safety Month
flower Atlantic City Electric

Atlantic City Electric Offers Valuable Tips to Share with Your Friends and Neighbors

for more information click here
Call Before Digging
flower A Reminder from our Good Friends at Atlantic City Electric

Orange arrow   Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers to call 811 Before Digging
Orange arrow   Steer Clear of Overhead and Underground Utility Lines

Spring is here and opportunities to tackle various backyard and construction projects are also. Most yard work involves digging, which emphasizes the importance of being safe around overhead and underground utility lines.

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To Pet Owners
flower The municipal clerk’s office is getting a lot of complaints about animal waste on sidewalks and grass near and around sidewalks in many areas of the borough. Realizing that animal owners do not have many areas to walk their pets, we ask that you carry with you the means of disposing of your pet’s waste. It is very unfair for our community to be subject to this problem and it is very unfair for those of you who are considerate and DO pick up after your animals.

Below is a link put out by the Department of Environmental Protection that we also have posted under our Storm Water Management Site. Please take the time to read this article and please help us keep Berlin clean.

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Senior Citizen / Disabled Deduction
flower If you are over the age of sixty-five, own your own home and earn $10,000.00 or less per year (not including social security) you may be eligible for a senior citizen/disabled deduction. Forms are available for download on the borough’s website or applicants can apply at the Tax Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. ?4:30 p.m.
Senior Citizens of Berlin Borough
The Senior Citizens Club of Berlin Borough had an exciting day April 17th. They officially moved into their new location at 131 S. White Horse Pike. To add to the excitement of the day, Mayor Armano handed the keys to Ida Mae Clegg, President of the Senior Club organization for their transportation. The seniors have scheduled a “Grand Opening?at their new location on June 1, 2013 at 12 noon. Everyone wishes the senior organization the best of luck.

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pictures Pictured here is Mayor John J. Armano, President of the Senior Citizens Club of Berlin Borough Ida Mae Clegg and Treasurer Lillian Knott
pictures Mayor John J. Armano, Councilwoman Lynn Kupchik, Chairman of Health & Recreation, Councilman Jim Pearce and Chairman of Public Safety, Councilman Scott Scelso.
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