Community Announcements

Belmar Begins Emergency Work on Ruptured Sewer Line on L Street

Preparing for emergency sewer line repairs that being today, May 16, equipment was staged on L Street and signage posted prohibiting parking on both sides of the street until Thursday, May 25.

BELMAR, NJ — Emergency work to repair a ruptured sewer in a three-block area of L Street, between 16th Avenue and River Road, has begun.

Mark Woszczak, a Manasquan-based mechanical contractor, has been awarded the no-bid contract for the $148,225 project, under an emergency appropriation approved by the borough council during a May 11 special hearing. The work was deemed necessary after an inspection of the the sanitary sewer system by the borough’s Department of Public Works revealed that contaminants from the sewage system were entering the stormwater system.

While the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has given the borough 30 days to make the repairs, Borough Administrator Colleen Connolly said that the project should be completed within several days once it begins. “It’s a public health issue, and we want to fix it as soon as possible,” she added.

Sign Up for E-News

Meanwhile, work equipment has been staged on L Street and signage has been posted prohibiting parking on both sides of the street until Thursday, May 25.

Connolly explained that during times of high-charged events — high rainfall and high sewage usage —  some contaminants have been crossing over into the (stormwater) system through holes in a clay pipe along L Street.

Once the break is repaired, borough officials expect an increase in the water quality on the L Street beach on the Shark River — an area that has been plagued with higher-than-average bacteria counts. Last August, the DEP issued a water quality advisory for L Street Beach, and the National Resources Defense Council ranked it 10th in the state for having the highest bacterial contamination — tied with 57 other beaches in New Jersey and eight in Monmouth County.

The sewer line project’s funding is coming from $227,179 that remains in a $5 million bond ordinance approved in 2013 for water and sewer infrastructure improvements.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Belmar/Lake Como

Princeton Students Achieve Success: Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey state reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to name the bog turtle as New Jersey’s official reptile,”  said Sen.

Could Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Be on Justify's Agenda?

June 13, 2018

ELMONT, NY — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of the race. He could have gone around again.”

The brilliantly colored ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, June 22, 11:00 AM

Taylor Pavilion, Belmar

Belmar Woman's Club Book and Granny's Attic Sale


Fri, June 22, 6:30 PM

Pyanoe Plaza, Belmar

Friday Night Concert Series: Chris Turner and the ...


Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

Calvary Baptist Church, Belmar

Calvary Baptist Church's Giant Jumble Sale

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Projects Before Summer to Enhance Customer Service Reliability

June 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area, including Monmouth County, to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season.

The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines.

Helicopter patrols are ...

Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...

Belmar and Lake Como

June 2, 2018

Belmar Police Department reported the following arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 1, 2018 to April 28, 2018.


Ryan Miles, 33, of Belmar was charged with contempt on an outstanding warrant after his arrest on April 1 on Route 35 by Police Officer Patrick McGill.

Lisa Perrault, 49, of Long Branch was arrested on 16th Avenue on April 6 by Police Officer Patrick ...