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Long-Awaited Lake Como Outfall Pipe Project Awarded to Bayville Marine Contractor

June 15, 2017

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — A Bayville-based marine construction company has been awarded a $4.3 million contract for the Lake Como drainage improvement project.

J.E. Hannon Inc., trading as Bird Construction, was the lowest among 10 bids submitted for the federally funded project planned for the flood-prone area surrounding the lake in Belmar, Lake Como and Spring Lake. It includes ...

Lake Como Looks to Ease Summertime Gridlock with New Traffic Flow Plan

LAKE COMO, NJ — A revised traffic flow plan to relieve congestion and increase safety on Lake Como’s busiest streets during the summer has been unveiled by the Borough Council.

The governing body on June 13 introduced a measure aimed at reducing traffic problems on the east side of Main Street, where narrow two-way streets become packed with parked cars on both sides, causing ...

Start of Summer in Belmar Brings Violations Crackdown on Rentals, Frustration by Residents over Disorderly Neighbors

BELMAR, NJ — If you are a summer renter in Belmar and hear someone knocking at your front door early on any given weekend morning, chances are that person is Code Enforcement Inspector Frank Cinelli.

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday during the summer, Cinelli and Code Enforcement Director Robert Poff conduct rounds throughout the borough for property maintenance ...

Belmar Streamlines Rebuilding Rules for Homes Destroyed by Fire

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is making it easier for property owners with “nonconforming” dwellings destroyed by fire to rebuild their homes to their original state.

The borough council at its June 7 meeting approved an ordinance that permits homeowners through a streamlined approval process to rebuild in the exact footprint of where these structures had once stood, limited to the ...

Belmar Bans Fake Grass on Front Lawns, Restricts Use on Side Yards

BELMAR, NJ — Artificial turf will be permitted on residential properties in Belmar, as long as it is kept in the backyard or cannot be seen from the street.

The borough council in a 3-2 vote on June 8 signed into law a measure that prohibits homeowners from installing synthetic grass on front lawns and any side yards that are in public view, but allows its use in rear yards and side ...

Belmar Credits Steady Streams of Revenue for Holding Line on Property Taxes

BELMAR, NJ — For the seventh consecutive year, Belmar property owners will not see an increase in their municipal tax bill, under a $23.4 million budget approved on June 7 by the borough council.

The amount to be raised through taxation will remain at $7.2 million, as the borough continues to fill its coffers through other recurring revenue-generating sources.

Since 2010, Belmar has ...

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