BRICK SENIOR SHUTTLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO FARMERS MARKET

Brick Township Senior Services is offering complimentary door-to-door transportation to the Brick Farmers Market for residents ages 60 and over on the Brick Senior Shuttle. Transportation will begin on Saturday, May 14 and continue on an every-other-week basis until the conclusion of the market season on September 24.

The Senior Shuttle will pick riders up at their homes, bring them to the market and provide them with ample time to visit all vendors before beginning the return trip home.

The Brick Farmers Market is held every Saturday from May 7 through September 24 at Windward Beach Park and is open from 8:30am until 1:30pm. There are over 50 vendors signed up for this year’s market. This is the eighth summer of the Market which was started in 2015 by Mayor John G. Ducey and the Township Council.

The Brick Senior Shuttle is an initiative of Mayor Ducey and the Township Council that began in 2019. The Senior Shuttle provides free transportation to the Senior Center, shopping areas and more to residents ages 60 and over. The Township acquired two wheelchair-accessible buses for the program. One was acquired through a grant and the other purchased by the Township.

The service is available to all residents ages 60 and over. Anyone wishing to utilize the Senior Shuttle should call Senior Services at 732-920-8686 at least two days prior to the market. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

RESIDENTS TO SAVE MORE ON FLOOD INSURANCE

Mayor John G. Ducey is proud to announce that Brick Township was recently improved to a Class 5 community in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. The improvement is a result of the Township’s floodplain management efforts. The improvement will give a 25% discount to residents who are paying flood insurance premiums up from the previous 20%.

“Getting Brick Township into the Community Rating System was an enormous accomplishment. We have many homeowners in Brick Township who have to pay flood insurance and our staff worked hard to make sure we met the requirements of the program,” said Mayor Ducey. “They did not stop working to find ways to improve our rating and help those homeowners save even more money on their flood insurance.”

The Township was originally entered into the Program as a CRS Class 6 community in 2016. The improvement to a Class 5 community increases the discount that residents who pay flood insurance premiums will ultimately receive to 25%.

The National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System was implemented in 1990 as a voluntary program for recognizing and encouraging community floodplain management activities exceeding the minimizing NFIP standards. Under the CRS, flood insurance premiums rates are discounted to required community actions that reduce flood damage to insurable properties, strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP and encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

Since achieving a Class 6 CRS Community in the National Flood Insurance Program in 2016, the Township Floodplain Management Planning Committee has worked with the Divisions of Land Use Planning and Engineering Division to improve the Township’s processes and procedures to improve to a Class Rating 5. This improvement was achieved by implementing new programs, completing new studies such as Flood Warning and Response Plan, increasing open space preservation in the floodplain and documenting compliance with Floodplain regulations. Most notably, the Township has reduced the number of non-compliant repetitive loss properties from 102 to 68.

“The improvement in our rating is a reflection on the dedication and knowledge of our staff, particularly our Land Use and Engineering Staff,” said Mayor Ducey. “I commend them for their efforts and I am confident they will continue to work to earn more credits and hopefully improve our rating even further.”

Planning Board Agenda March 21, 2022

Township of Brick Special Planning Board

Meeting – March 21, 2022

Please take notice, that a special meeting will be held by the Township of Brick Planning Board on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brick Township Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, New Jersey 08723. Take notice that adequate notice of this meeting is being provided in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-8, 10:4-9 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 10:4-10.  The agenda for the March 21, 2022 Special Meeting of the Township of Brick Planning Board is as follows:

MEETING AGENDA

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Salute to the flag
  3. Sunshine Law
  4. Roll call
  5. Vouchers
  6. Old Business:
  7. New Business:

PB-2880-PMS-FMS 8/2021

DR Horton NJ/PA c/o Robert Fesco

Block 646,  Lot 21

443 Laurel Ave.

Preliminary & Final Major Subdivision                    

  1. Correspondence
  2. Adjournment

Formal action may be taken at this meeting.

Pamela O’Neill, Secretary/Clerk

Board of Adjustment/Planning Board

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Brick Special Planning Board

Meeting – March 21, 2022

 

 

Please take notice, that a special meeting will be held by the Township of Brick Planning Board on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brick Township Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, New Jersey 08723. Take notice that adequate notice of this meeting is being provided in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-8, 10:4-9 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 10:4-10.  The agenda for the March 21, 2022 Special Meeting of the Township of Brick Planning Board is as follows:

MEETING AGENDA

 

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Salute to the flag
  3. Sunshine Law
  4. Roll call
  5. Vouchers
  6. Old Business:
  7. New Business:

 

PB-2880-PMS-FMS 8/2021

DR Horton NJ/PA c/o Robert Fesco

Block 646,  Lot 21

443 Laurel Ave.

Preliminary & Final Major Subdivision                    

 

 

  1. Correspondence
  2. Adjournment

 

Formal action may be taken at this meeting.

Pamela O’Neill, Secretary/Clerk

Board of Adjustment/Planning Board

2022 SPRING LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The 2022 Spring Leaf Collection begins on Monday, April 4. Collection is done in accordance to the recycling schedule. The schedule for this year is as follows:

  • If your recycling day is Wednesday, your collection period is April 4 – April 6.
  • If your recycling day is Thursday, your collection period is April 7 – April 11.
  • If your recycling day is Friday, your collection period is April 12 – April 14.
  • If your recycling day is Monday, your collection period is April 15 – April 19.
  • If your recycling day is Tuesday, your collection period is April 20 – April 22.

Please have your leaves at your curbside by 6am on the first day of your collection period. Only leaves in bags will be collected. Bags must not weigh more than 50lbs each. Do not put branches, twigs or debris in bags.

Leaves can be brought to the Brick Public Works Recycling Center anytime during regular hours (M-Sat, 8am – 3:30pm). Leaves can also be brought to the Public Works Recycling Center during any regular hours of business and the Ocean County Recycling Center, New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood.

BMAC OFFERING SPORT SATURDAY PROGRAM

The Brick Municipal Anti-Drug Coalition (BMAC) is proud to once again offer the Sport Saturday program for township boys and girls ages 9 through 12.  The program offers young athletes 90 minute training sessions designed to help them achieve their personal best physically, mentally and emotionally in both sports and life.

Sport Saturday sessions are available every Saturday from March 19 through June 18 at the Brick Civic Plaza.  Sessions are at either 8:30am or 10:30am.  The program is free for participants.  Parents can register their children for one or more sessions.  There is a limit of 30 children at each session.

 Each Sport Saturday training session is 90 minutes. Sport Saturday provides enhancement of general fitness levels, sports specific training, and the importance of leadership qualities, problem solving and character development designed to help youth increase self-esteem, awareness and resiliency as substance use prevention strategies.

 “We reinstated BMAC so that we could provide the young people of Brick Township with programs like Sport Saturday,” said Mayor John G. Ducey.  “This program will not only help young people improve their athletic abilities, it will give them tools to help them become better people.”

 Trainers are provided by Mentor Academy of New Jersey and are certified physical education teachers as well as youth sports trainers.

Sport Saturday is funded through the BMAC grant provided by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA).

 Register for Sport Saturday in the Recreation Office, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4pm or online at register.communitypass.net/bricktownship. Call 732-262-1053 for more information.

MAYOR DUCEY ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

Mayor John G. Ducey would like to inform high school juniors and seniors in Brick Township who are planning to continue their education after high school about a scholarship opportunity offered by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.  The League is offering three $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.  The statewide competition centers on the theme “How has local government played a role in your life regarding the ongoing pandemic?”

“Brick Township has many exceptional young students.  I encourage all juniors and seniors to participate in this scholarship competition and show just how exceptional, talented and dedicated the young people of our community are,” said Mayor Ducey.

Applicants will be required to write an essay of approximately 500 words with the “What My Municipal Government Does Best.” Judging is based solely on the essay including originality, technical composition and appropriateness and effective articulation of theme.

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship competition can download an application packet HERE.  If you would like to request an application by email, please send an email to dmurphy@twp.brick.nj.us.

The scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors.  Residents who live in Brick but attend schools in other communities should return their application to Mayor Ducey’s office.

A committee will select one essay from Brick Township as a semi-finalist.  That application will be forwarded and reviewed by the NJSLOM Scholarship Committee.  That committee will select 15 finalists and 3 winners.  The winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and their essay will be featured in New Jersey Municipalities Magazine.

All applications must be returned to Mayor Ducey’s office by Friday, March 18, 2022.  Completed applications should be mailed to Mayor John Ducey, Attention: NJSLOM Scholarship, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ, 08723.