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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.
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News, Information and Upcoming Events
Animal Licenses
flower Residents who have pets please note that all animal licenses must be renewed in the clerk’s office or by mail no later than April 30, 2015 to avoid a late fee of $25.00. We accept cash, check or a money order and the fee is $10.00 per animal. If your animal is not spayed or neutered the fee is $13.00. Also, you must provide documentation from your Vet showing that your pet has an up-to-date rabies vaccination as per NJ state law.

The Borough of Berlin Board of Health is hosting a free rabies clinic on March 28, 2015 from 10am to 12 pm in the DPW garage on Park Drive. You may also obtain an animal license at the rabies clinic (cash, check or money order).

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the clerk’s office at 856-767-7777 Ext. 302/303. Thank you.
2015 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule
flower April 6 – April 30
Flushing hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM

The Borough of Berlin’s Water Department will begin the spring flushing of fire hydrants on the above dates.

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.
Planning Board Notice
flower PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons that a public hearing scheduled for Monday March 23rd, 2015 special meeting for the Borough of Berlin Planning Board for the Berlin Multi Family LLC application. Said meeting will take place at the Berlin Community School located at 215 S. Franklin Avenue, Berlin at 7pm.

Deborah Simone
Planning Board Secretary
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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Berlin of Borough Planning Board Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons that a public hearing scheduled for Monday February 9th, 2015 for the Borough of Berlin Planning Board. Said meeting will take place at the Borough Community Center located at 250 S. Franklin Avenue, Berlin at 7pm.

Deborah Simone
Planning Board Secretary
The Berlin Borough Caucus and Council Meetings
flower Please take note that the Council and Caucus meetings are temporarily being held at the Berlin Community School located at 215 S. Franklin Avenue in the cafeteria until further notice. Thank you.
Berlin of Borough Planning Board Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons that a public hearing scheduled for Monday February 9th, 2015 for the Borough of Berlin Planning Board. Said meeting will take place at the Borough Community Center located at 250 S. Franklin Avenue, Berlin at 7pm.

Deborah Simone
Planning Board Secretary
Street, Sidewalks, & Curbs Ordinance
flower Snow & Ice Removal

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Borough Of Berlin Meeting Location Changes

Notice is hereby given that the scheduled caucus and council meetings scheduled at the Berlin Community Center have been changed to the Berlin Community School at 215 South Franklin Avenue, Berlin N J in the school cafeteria. The meeting dates scheduled are Feb 3, Feb 12, a budget workshop Feb. 19, March 3, March 12. All meetings start at 7 pm. Another notice will be given for April meetings if necessary.
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
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
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.
Ribbon Cutting
flower Ribbon cutting at Aunt Berta’s Kitchen at the Berlin Framers Market on Saturday November 8, 2014, this will be the second store for Alberta.

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Estella Gale Alberta’s daughter and Mayor John J. Armano   Alberta Ferebee owner and Mayor John J. Armano
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
Request For Proposals
flower Request for qualifications for professional services can be found under the government section on this web site.
Fall Fest Celebrating Berlin
flower If you missed the Fall Fest Saturday October 18th, 2014 here are some pictures, it was the biggest one yet.
I think I can say everyone had a lot of fun, good eats games, just overall a great day.

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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.

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

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Leaf Season Pick Up Is Here
flower The leaf vacuum will begin curb side pick up of leaves beginning November 3 and will continue until December 19. Please place your leaves between the curb and sidewalk. Please do not block any storm drains. Leaves will not be picked up if they are in plastic bags but will be picked up if put in bio-degradable bags.

Starting the week of November 3, all winter organics will only be picked up on Thursdays of each week and if necessary, on Fridays for any streets missed. This will continue until spring of 2015. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call Superintendent Mark Mauger at 856 767 0056.

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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
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 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
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.

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

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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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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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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
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

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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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