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

I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year. Also I would like to thank you for the privilege of serving as your Mayor. I, thank council for their service to the community at a sacrifice to their families. I can’t forget to thank our dedicated employees. They are finding ways to do more with less and still able to get the job done. I don’t want to forget to thank the many volunteers for their time as they serve on our boards, committees and fire department that together make Berlin Borough work. Volunteers are a necessary part of municipal government; we could not operate without them. I, along with council, will continue to do everything possible by looking into every item in our budget as we did in 2013 to control expenses and also continue to look for shared service opportunities to keep Berlin a great place for people to live and have their businesses.

Please shop Berlin businesses to keep Berlin strong.

Thank you, Mayor John J. Armano

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
Proposed Development on Tansboro Road Letter
Sue Cardamone Scholarship Walk/Run
flower The Sue Cardamone Scholarship Walk/Run will be taking place on May 22, 2014. This fundraiser is in remembrance of the late Susanne Cardamone who was a local educator. All monies raised benefit the Sue Cardamone Fund and will be awarded to several Berlin Community School graduates and Eastern Regional High School graduates. Please visit the following website to register for the race or to become a sponsor: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Berlin/SueCardamoneScholarship5kRun.

Please call Jennifer Cardamone at 609-238-8438 with any questions.

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Sponsor Sheet
2014 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule
flower April 7 – April 30
Flushing hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM


The Borough of Berlin Water Department will begin the annual flushing of fire hydrants.

When hydrants are being flushed, it is possible that you may experience a slight discoloration in your water. This condition is normal and is not harmful to you. If you experience discoloration of your water, please allow the cold water to clear prior to use. Additionally, we ask that you refrain from using your washing machine during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience and thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation. For more information, you may call the Borough of Berlin at (856) 767-7777 or log onto our website at www.berlinnj.org, scroll down and click on Hydrant Flushing.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule
Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class II
flower The Berlin Borough Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of CLASS II Special Law Enforcement Officer. The Department is seeking individuals who currently possess or will be obtaining a New Jersey Training Commission Certificate as a CLASS II Officer prior to June 1, 2014. Application must be picked up in person at the Berlin Police Department beginning March 24, 2014 and returned completed with a resume prior to April 11, 2014.

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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
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
A Friendly Reminder
flower Snow accumulations combined with the after-effects of plowing roads can leave fire hydrants partially or completely buried in snow. If residents have a hydrant on or near their property, they should take a few minutes to clear away the snow. Unobstructed access to fire hydrants is critical in the event of a fire emergency. By keeping hydrants clear of snow, the public can help firefighters easily locate hydrants and quickly access water, preserving valuable time to potentially save lives and structures.
Rabies Clinic
flower Berlin Borough’s Board of Health will sponsor a rabies clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Berlin Borough Public Works Garage, Park Drive & Cross Keys Road, Berlin. For more information, call 856-767-7777 Ext. 306 or 303.
Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures
flower Public Health Update: Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures and the Rabies Vaccination Requirement

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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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Annual Post Tax Year Statements
flower The annual post tax year statements will be mailed out on February 1st for all qualified senior/disabled residents who are currently receiving a $250.00 deduction on their tax account. These forms are due back to the tax office by March 1st to ensure you keep your deductions. Any questions regarding this form, please call the tax office at 856-767-7777x3
Snow Alert and Removal
flower During a snowstorm, it is important that all borough streets are plowed curb to curb. Initially, the Public Works Department opens the center of all Borough streets. Once this is accomplished, the drivers are then instructed to clean the streets curb to curb. Therefore, when cleaning your driveways, do not shovel out to the center of the street since the plows will be back.

ATTENTION BOROUGH RESIDENTS…

The borough is asking for your cooperation when upcoming snow storms are predicted.

Borough Ordinance 68-1968 states “in order to afford the borough the opportunity to clear the streets of snow and to open the highways to traffic, during the period of snow emergency, no vehicle, howsoever propelled, shall be allowed to stand or park, whether attended or not, upon the highways of the Borough of Berlin, except for picking up or discharging passengers in the case of an omnibus or for picking up or delivering essential merchandise or commodities in the case of other vehicles. Said emergency shall be presumed to continue beyond the seventy two hour period provided herein on those streets of the borough from which the snow has not been removed. Whenever a vehicle is found parked or left standing in violation of the provisions of this article, any police officer of the borough may remove or secure the removal of such vehicle to such garage or other place as may be designated by the Borough Chief of Police for the impounding of such vehicles. Such vehicle shall be retained there and impounded until the person or persons owning said vehicle shall pay the costs of such removal. Violations and penalties shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment in the county jail of the County of Camden for a period of not more than 15 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge before whom such conviction is had.”

PLEASE HELP THE BOROUGH STAY SAFE, ESPECIALLY DURING SNOW STORMS BY REMOVING YOUR VEHICLE(S) FROM SIDE STREETS AND ROADWAYS WHEN A SUFFICIENT SNOW STORM IS EVIDENT.
Cold Weather
flower We want to advise our customers that when extreme cold weather approaches, they should take the time to prepare their buildings to prevent water lines and water meters from freezing. Frozen meters will break and frozen pipes will stop the flow of water and may burst causing flooding later on. The most important preventive measure is to check basements and crawl spaces where water lines are located. Look for cold drafts, open windows, or unheated areas that cause water lines and meters to freeze. Eliminate the drafts and make sure those areas are heated to prevent this inconvenience. Insulating indoor pipes may provide a cheap and effective way to save some money, especially hot water lines. In situations where the underground water line from the street to a building lies near the surface, freezing can take place during periods of little or no water consumption. This can happen only after a prolonged period of extreme cold when the ground freezes to the depth of the water service line.
  • The freezing occurs in the portion of the water service belonging to the Berlin Water (i.e. from the main to the curb stop) the customer will not be charged for thawing.
  • If the freezing problem is in the customer’s portion of the service the expense of rectifying the problem, should he/she choose to do so, is his/her responsibility.
  • Any damage caused to the customer’s portion of the service as a result of freezing and/or thawing must be repaired at the customer’s expense.
Once again, we remind our customers to keep the areas heated where water meters and water service lines exist. If the water meter is damaged due to freezing, the customer will be responsible for a water meter replacement cost.
Toys For Tots
flower The Berlin Police Department has partnered up with The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve this year in the Toys For Tots campaign.

Berlin Police Department Headquarters will be a place of drop off Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm. Police HQ is located at 59 South White Horse Pike Berlin NJ.

Please help support this great cause during the holiday season!

Thank you from The United States Marine Corps and The Berlin Police Department

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Ribbon Cutting
flower Pictured here is the grand re-opening and one year anniversary of Angelo’s Pizza in Berlin on Saturday, November 30th. Mayor Armano cut the ribbon and Councilman Jim Pearce was there with his children to celebrate.

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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
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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.

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Police Community Day
South Jersey Police Community Day held at the Community Center May 19, 2013

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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

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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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