Community Cars; Affordable transportation for any need for individuals over 60
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Flex-T Mobility Partner; Affordable transportation to work for people with reduced mobility
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Volunteer Drivers: Drive our cars and help others!
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Click on link below to find a coupon for FREE Pit Bull Spay or Neuter Surgery.
The State of New Jersey
and the federal government
provide a variety of programs
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Information about these programs
All Concerts will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Franklin Lake Park but may be subject to change.
July 4, 2015 - Jukebox Jamboree
July 17, 2015 - Bad Neighbors
July 31, 2015 - Tequila Rose
August 14, 2015 - An Evening With David Smolokoff
August 28, 2015 - Motor City Revue
Brush pick up continues until March 10, 2015. DO NOT MIX WITH LEAVES. IF BRUSH IS MIXED WITH LEAVES, IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. Limbs, branches, Christmas trees and brush may be placed curbside for pickup. Items MAY NOT protrude into roadway MORE THAN 3 FEET. Branch and limb diameters MAY NOT EXCEED 6". Tree stumps are NOT picked up by the Borough.
The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office OEM has released a draft of the Hazardous Mitigation Plan. CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE
A copy of the DRAFT HAZARDOUS MITIGATION PLAN may be accessed through the press release.
West Long Branch Senior Citizens Housing Corp. is looking for a detail-oriented person for the Bookkeeper position. Knowledge of Quickbooks and General Bookkeeping is a must and you will be required to learn HUD Rules and Regulations in regards to Section 8 Subsidy Vouchers. The position is Monday through Friday - 40 hours per week. Starting salary is $13.00 per hour. Please send resume to: Peter Cooper Village - Main Office, 200 Forest Street, West Long Branch, NJ 07765.
Deletion date May 14, 2015
The Borough of West Long Branch will hold a shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your documents for shredding and electronics for recycling to the parking lot at Borough Hall, 965 Broadway. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be there to collect clothing, small appliances, books and other household items. See you there!
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Deletion date May 2, 2015
According to NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife (www.njfishandwildlife.com) Spring Trout fishing info: Trout season opens Saturday April 4th at 8:00am. NJ Resident anglers between ages 16 and 70 are reminded that a valid fishing license is required to fish the fresh waters of NJ. Fishing for trout also requires the purchase of a separate trout stamp. Anglers are required to follow all rules and regulations, including in-season stocking closures.
Franklin Lake is scheduled to be stocked:
pre-season stocking between March 16-April 3 of 360 trout
April 5-10 stocking of 270 trout
April 13-17 stocking of 270 trout
April 20-24 stocking of 270 trout
total of 1170 rainbow trout will be stocked in Franklin Lake.
Deletion date May 10, 2015
Updated information regarding 2015 property reevaluations. The following is useful information on the 2014 Assessment Demonstration Program.
Residents of West Long Branch:
I would like to begin the New Year by thanking all of you for the overwhelming vote of confidence extended to me during the recent election. I reaffirm my promise that I will do my best to uphold your trust and faith in me. I respect this position and consider it an honor and privilege to serve the residents of West Long Branch.
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Big changes are quickly approaching for every single property owner in Monmouth County. Earlier this year, Governor Christie signed into law Senate Bill-1213 and Assembly-1591 (the “Act”) which taken together creates an “Assessment Demonstration Program” that will substantially change the property tax assessment and appeal process in New Jersey. The program modifies the timing of the appeal season and filing requirements so that assessment disputes are more likely to be settled prior to the filing of the final assessment list with the County Board of Taxation. The law proposed a ‘trial’ period for participating counties to allow for an alternative approach to the traditional assessment and appeal system practiced throughout the state. The goals of the Act are to achieve a more cost-effective and accurate property tax administration process. Monmouth County will be the first county to implement the Assessment Demonstration Program starting this year, 2013, to be effective for the 2014 tax year. By all accounts, Monmouth County is the standard bearer for the implementation of the new pilot program.
For Monmouth County and any other counties taking part in the pilot program, the law revises the relevant statutory dates for the assessment real property and for appealing those assessments, in the following ways:
• Notification of Assessment postcards must be sent by the municipality to property owners by November 15 of the pretax year, as opposed to the current deadline of February 1 of the tax year;
• Appeals of assessments to the county tax board must be filed by January 15 of the tax year, instead of the current April 1st deadline;
• If a municipality has undergone a municipal wide reassessment, Appeals of assessments to the county tax board must be filed by February 15 of the tax year, instead of the current May 1st deadline
• The deadline for filing appeals of assessments that exceed $1 million made directly to the Tax Court remains April 1 of the tax year.
The Act also grants a county tax board the power to compel a municipality within to implement a revaluation or reassessment of all real property within the municipality. If the municipality fails to complete the compelled revaluation or reassessment in a timely manner, the county tax board may contract for the revaluation or reassessment at the municipality’s cost.
It is important to note that property taxes and the tax rate are the result of the local budget process and may not be appealed. It is the municipality’s assessment on your property that is subject to appeal. A taxpayer considering an appeal should understand that they must prove their assessed value is unreasonable compared to actual market value of their property. By law, the municipality’s assessment is presumed to be correct. To be successful, this presumption of correctness must be overcome in order to achieve an assessment change.
If you believe your property is over-assessed, you should act immediately to determine whether the assessment set by the municipality is the actual full and fair market value of your property. Please contact our office for a free consultation regarding your property’s value, an assessment of the chances for a successful appeal and the potential costs versus savings in conducting such an appeal.
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NOW YOU CAN PAY YOUR TAXES ONLINE!
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Filing Deadline for 2014 "Senior Freeze" Property Tax Relief Program Expired September 15, 2014.
For more information on the 2014 Senior Freeze Program, or to obtain an application, residents can contact the Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. Representatives are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Information about the Senior Freeze Program, including the eligibility requirements, is also available on the Division of Taxation's Web site at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/buffer.shtml
JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season.
JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician. The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours.
JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically operated private wells for water. These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would be advised of locations where water and ice are available.
Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management.
To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 1-800-662-3115.