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Welcome to Berlin Borough, New Jersey
Welcome to the Berlin Borough, New Jersey website.

We are committed to providing the most information and alerts for all of our residents.

If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact us !!

SWIFT911
flower Berlin Borough, in a partnership and shared service with Camden County, is switching to the Swift911 Emergency Notification System. In the event of an emergency, this system will enable Berlin Public Safety officials to quickly and efficiently alert and inform our residents.

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Borough Office hours M-F 8:30-4:30

Important Numbers

Phone   (856) 767 - 7777

Orange arrow   Clerk's Office: ext. 303
Orange arrow   Vital Statistics: ext. 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/Chief Financial Officer: ext. 311

Berlin Borough, New Jersey

59 South White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ 08009
 

News, Information and Upcoming Events
Water Quality Message from the Mayor
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Fall Fest - 10/1/16
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Fall Fest Vendors WANTED! Please contact Lauren 856-304-6047

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Congratulations
flower Congratulations to BCS and OLMC 5th Grade Class for successful completion of L.E.A.D. Class.

Celebrating with a pizza and dance party at BCS.

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is the new program that replaced D.A.R.E. teaching children about the dangers of drugs.

Thank you to our Borough Police Officers for their efforts in taking the L.E.A.D. in our community.

www.leadrugs.org
www.facebook.com/lawenforcementagainstdrugs

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Open Gym Night
flower NOTICE: Our Weekly Open Gym Night will be cancelled this Friday April 22nd due to a Rental. We will resume open gym night next Friday April 29th, and look forward to scheduling more open gym time in the near future.
Proclamation
flower The Mayor for the Borough of Berlin, New Jersey

April 19, 2016

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day

I do hereby proclaim the 19th of April 2016 to be Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day and urge all residents of the Borough of Berlin to learn more and support research to find solutions to this devastating birth defect.

For more information on how you can help goto www.cdhboards.org  of facebook CHERUBS

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Camp Long-A-Coming
New Jersey Animal Rabies Cases
flower Summary of New Jersey Animal Rabies Cases by County and Species for January 1 through March 31, 2016.

New Jersey has both raccoon and bat rabies virus variants, existing in separate ecologic cycles in the State. Raccoons cycle the raccoon variant, and the wildlife species most commonly infected by rabid raccoons are (in order of incidence) skunks, foxes and groundhogs. Bat variant rabies virus cycles predominately among the bat population, and is a significant public health concern because the majority of human rabies cases acquired in the United States are from bat exposures. However, all mammals are susceptible to all variants of the rabies virus.

During the first quarter of 2016, New Jersey had 49 terrestrial animals and 1 bat confirmed to be infected with rabies via testing at the New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL). This is in line with number of rabies cases identified in the first quarter of 2015 (49 terrestrial animals, 0 bats). Ocean and Hunterdon counties had the highest number of rabies cases. Ocean County had the highest number of rabies cases, including 6 raccoons, and 1 skunk. Hunterdon County had 4 raccoons, and 2 skunks confirmed rabid.

In late January, New Jersey confirmed its first bat rabies case of the year in Sussex County. Bats have ended hibernation or returned from southern climates and are now active in New Jersey. Local health department staff can expect to receive calls related to bat exposures and bats in homes until they hibernate or migrate in the late fall. The NJDOH recommends that local public health and animal control agencies continue to emphasize the importance of bat-proofing the exterior and interior of houses in order to limit potential human rabies exposure. In the event of exposure, post-exposure prophylaxis should be considered immediately and bats should be safely captured and delivered for testing at the PHEL. In February, an unvaccinated dog from Monmouth County was confirmed rabid. Rabies among dogs in New Jersey is rare as they are commonly vaccinated, do not usually free-roam, and are frequently kept primarily indoors. Cats are infected more commonly than dogs and other domestic animals because they commonly free-roam in habitats where raccoons and other high risk animals dwell, have much lower vaccination rates than dogs, and there is a sizeable feral cat population throughout the State. Accordingly, the NJDOH recommends that local public health and animal control agencies continue the effective rabies prevention efforts for dogs and focus additional prevention and vaccination efforts targeting cats, especially free-roaming cats that may have contact with raccoons and other potentially rabid wildlife.

For more information on rabies visit the NJDOH website or contact the NJDOH Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program at 609-826-4872.

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Emerald Vision Award
flower Congratulations to our Police Chief Michael DeLorenzo in receiving the Emerald Vision Award for his leadership in community policing.

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Spring Leaf Pickup
flower The Department of Public Works will start leaf pick up on or around the second week of April. Once they do the entire town they will make another sweep two more times. We urge our residents to take advantage of this service.

Have a Happy Spring!
Camp Long A Coming
flower Employment application: click here

Junior counselor volunteer application: click here
Meeting Date Change
flower The workshop scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the Municipal Building will change to Wednesday, June 8, 2016 due to the Primary Election.
Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures
flower Are currently due for 2016

Public Health Update: Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures and the Rabies Vaccination Requirement

For more information, click here
Public Safety Notice
flower From the Director of Public Safety

Dear Residents:

I have been in contact with the Director of Public Works, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the EMS Captain, the Berlin Office of Emergency Management and the Administrator regarding the upcoming snow storm.

Please know everyone is working in the most efficient manner to keep Berlin Borough safe and in a good state all thru the storm.

Please refer to the Berlin Office of Emergency Management face book page for additional specifics to keep you, the public, more informed.

Residents may reach out to me personally via email at Councilmanjpearce@berlinnj.org.

Have a safe weekend.

Jim Pearce
Berlin Brewing Company
flower "Mayor and Council welcome Berlin Brewing Company to town. Wishing them the greatest success!"

Brewing Company
Open Gym Nights
flower Open to all Borough Residents, the Berlin Community Center will have Open Gym Nights on Fridays from 4pm. to 6pm. You must be a Borough Resident and children must be accompanied by an adult. So, bring your basketballs, soccer balls, dodge balls, have fun and be safe!
Celebration Advisory Committee Q & A
Information from the Clerk's Office
flower When an ordinance is being introduced at a council meeting, the copies of the ordinance are available in the clerks office the next day. Also, for those of you who subscribe to the Courier Post, the introduced ordinances are always published in full a few days after introduction noting the date, time and place of the public hearing for said ordinance.

This gives the public ample time to understand the ordinance and be prepared for questions at the public hearing if necessary.

As always, the clerks office is available to review any and all resolutions and ordinances during working hours. Thank you.
Operation Hours For Dump
flower Normal Summer Operating Hours for Dump located on 373 Watsontown-New Freedom

This is to inform the public that the hours of operation at this location will be from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch will remain until Labor Day. Open on Saturday from 8 am to noon. Borough is still allowing trailers for organic drop off until further notice.

Thank you. Management
Safe Transaction Zone
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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.
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
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 Berlins Department of Public Works at dpw@berlinnj.org or (856) 767-0056.
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
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
Berlin Borough Police Department on Nixle
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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
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
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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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 clerks 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 pets 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 boroughs website or applicants can apply at the Tax Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. ?4:30 p.m.
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