NJNG Construction Project in Brick Township

As a part of New Jersey Natural Gas’ (NJNG) ongoing commitment to ensure safe, reliable service for our customers, NJNG will be replacing our facilities along Mantoloking Road in Brick Township, between Brick Boulevard and Gale Road. Construction is expected to begin in July 2020 and will last approximately ten months.

The majority of the work on this project is planned to occur between 7:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Sunday night through Friday morning. During working hours detours will be in place between Brick Boulevard and Adamston Road. The detours will be staged to minimize disruption.

  • Brick Boulevard to Hooper Avenue: Full detour of traffic in both directions. Local traffic will always be permitted to area businesses.
  • Hooper Avenue to Drum Point Road to Laurel Ave: Traffic will be maintained in the westerly direction, while eastbound traffic will be detoured.
  • Laurel Avenue to Drum Point Road to Church Road: Traffic will be maintained in the westerly direction, while eastbound traffic will be detoured.
  • Church Road to Drum Point Road to Adamston Road: Traffic will be maintained in the westerly direction, while eastbound traffic will be detoured.
  • Adamston Road to Gale Road: Traffic flow will alternate using one lane

Please stay alert and follow all signs or the directions of traffic control crews.

Every week, NJNG posts weekly road closure and traffic impact information to its Web site and Facebook page. Please visit those pages for the latest information on scheduled work.  If you have questions or would like additional information on this planned system improvement work, please contact New Jersey Natural Gas’ customer service line at 1-800-221-0051.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance. The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. All participants will be selected through an online lottery process.

Anyone selected for the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a gross, annual household income that is at or below the maximum income limits for the county where they are be residing
  • Be a New Jersey resident and rent a unit in New Jersey
  • Rent must be current as of March 2020; this program will not assist with arrears
  • Have a substantial reduction in income or are currently receiving unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a lack of assets and savings to pay rent
  • Will pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income towards the rent

CVERAP Pre-applications will only be accepted ONLINE.  The open enrollment period is

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

PROCESS:

CVERAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Paper CVERAP pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted.  Submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the Program. Only one CVERAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate CVERAP pre-applications will be rejected. 

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION REQUIRED:

Names, birthdates, income and assets information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is also required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application process will allow you to create one.  If you are not proficient in English, the CVERAP pre-application is available in 90 languages; this information can be found starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m.at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809, at the top right of the pre-application. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, and persons who have limited English proficiency on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s) or those households without internet access. Please call DCA’s Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8, to request an accommodation.

LOTTERY PROCESS:

A computerized selection (lottery) process will be used to select eligible applicants. Every application submitted during the open enrollment period has the same chance of being selected during the lottery.

Please be advised that the submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the program, or a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program temporary subsidy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Status information will be available at: https://www.WaitlistCheck.com. by  July 21, 2020. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for the program.  If you were selected to the program your status will be Active; if you were not selected it will be Inactive.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions at: www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/FAQs_CVERAP.pdf if you have any further questions.

Continue to check DCA’s website to see when new waiting lists will be opened in the future.

CDBG Consolidated Action Plan Pre-Development Public Hearing

The CDBG Consolidated Action Plan Pre-Development Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm in the Administrative Conference Room at Town Hall, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723.

Ocean County Utilities Authority Replacing Force Main on Princeton Ave

On or about November 11, the Ocean County Utilities Authority will begin replacing the force main (sewer pipe) along the westbound shoulder of Princeton Avenue starting at the Jordan Road & Princeton Avenue intersection to Beaver Dam road. During the installation of the new force main pipe, residents may have limited access to their driveways for a short time while the new pipe is being installed in the roadway in the front of their residence. OCUA and their contractor will attempt to contact each home owner the day before the work is to be conducted in the vicinity of their home so they have a chance to relocate their vehicles.

The contractors must excavate and install new pipe and temporarily pave as they move along the shoulder of the highway. The BTPD has been made aware of the work and will be on site for traffic control.

Two Way Traffic will be maintained throughout the project. The project is expected to last approximately 60 days.

2019 Animal License Renewals

All dogs and cats, 7 months or older, in the Township of Brick, must be licensed for 2019 during the month of January. A certificate of Rabies vaccination must be presented, and must be current through November, 2019 for a one year license or November, 2021 for a three year license.   Also, if your dog and/or cat has been spayed or neutered, you must present a statement from the veterinarian.

Licenses may be obtained either by mail or at the Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm. Exact change, check or credit (no American Express). If requesting by mail, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

LICENSE FEES:

One year spayed/neutered animal:                   $10.00

One year non spayed/neutered animal:           $13.00

Three year spayed/neutered animal:                $26.00

Three year non spayed/neutered animal:       $35.00

There is an administrative charge of $1.00 per month for any

dog or cat registered after January 31st of each year.