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Welcome to Berlin Borough, New Jersey
   Message from Mayor & Council

I am hoping everyone is having a very happy and safe summer on your travels or just staying at home doing cook outs and swimming.

I hope you all enjoy the 4th of July parade and fireworks. The ICCA committee has spent a lot of time putting the program together for the enjoyment of both the borough and the township. Before you know it, school will be starting, so enjoy your summer.

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.
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News, Information and Upcoming Events
Borough of Berlin Planning Board Notice
flower PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons that a public hearing scheduled for Monday August 11th, 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
Office Closed
flower Clerk’s office will be closed Friday, September 12, 2014 due to a MCANJ Mini Conference which is a mandatory educational seminar. The clerk’s office will be open again Monday, September 15, 2014 during regular business hours. Thank you.
2013 Senior Freeze Checks
flower The Division of Taxation has begun mailing 2013 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) checks to applicants who filed by the original deadline of June 2, 2014. Keep in mind that the deadline has been extended until Sept. 15, 2014.
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 Fall Fest
flower Berlin Fall Fest - Celebrating Berlin Borough

Date: 10/18/2014
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: West Broad Street

Day kicks off with Pink Porches Breast Cancer Walk at 9:00 am. Enjoy great bands, "Taste of Berlin", crafts, rock climbing, magician, clowns, venders.

Greater Berlin Professional & Business Association

Raindate: 10/25/2014 - For info call 856-768-9028
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
flower DEP OFFERS TIPS ON REDUCING CONFLICTS AND ENCOUNTERS WITH BLACK BEARS IN NEW JERSEY
SLIGHT INCREASE IN BEAR SIGHTINGS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH JERSEY

Black Bear News
Bear Encounter Tips
Sewer Rate Increased Notice
flower Please take note that effective September 01, 2014 there will be a swere rate increase for all customers using Borough of Berlin's sewer system. click for more information
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.

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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.

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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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Berlin Fire Company Fire Prevention / Safety Night
flower Wednesday October 2nd, 2013

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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
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE OFFICER
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.

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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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