Borough of Little Silver
480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-842-2400
Fax: 732-219-0581



Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday

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Welcome to Little Silver!

Welcome to the Borough of Little Silver's official web page. Located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Little Silver is fortunate to have a great school system, a beautiful Shrewsbury River waterfront, and a wonderful small-town feel. Enjoy your visit.


Little Silver Environmental Commission 

Wednesday May 25, 2022   7pm

Via- Zoom

When: May 25, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Environmental Commission Meeting

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LITTLE SILVER PLANNING BOARD (Meeting Change Notice) 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regular scheduled meeting date for June 2022 Borough has changed.  The new date for the June meeting is June 9, 2022, at 7 pm.

The meeting will be held at Borough Hall 480 Prospect Avenue Little Silver New Jersey


 


Borough Calendar
Environmental Commission 7 pm
Traffic Safety Committee 7 pm
Boro Offices and Recycling Yard Closed
Municipal Court, 9 a.m., Virtual
Planning Board 7 pm
Post Office Museum open 10 am to 1 pm
Mayor and Council 7 pm

 





Check here for information regarding free COVID-19 testing and home testing kits.
Check out the latest happenings in Little Silver!
Little Silver Borough is seeking a full time Chief Financial Officer, Certified Tax Collector and Treasurer to serve as the Borough’s Director of Finance that is a team player with strong analytical skills.
New Jersey is getting past: Single-Use Carryout Bags, Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products, and Plastic Straws
On April 18, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune.
April 12, 2022 there will be a public hearing at 6:00pm at One Highland Avenue, Monmouth Beach.
New Jersey American Water rate increase information.
This year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Markham Gazebo with a rain date of Sunday, April 10th. Times are staggered to keep the event fun for everyone. Please sign up for a time slot below to help increase the safety of the event for children of all ages.
The Borough of Little Silver is looking for a summer recreation director to manage the Summer Recreation Program.
The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers. You must be a registered voter in Monmouth County and attend a poll worker training class.
RWJBarnabas offers emotional support services, education and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the key elements of the Act is the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF). All municipalities and counties will receive LFRF funds in two tranches, with the federal government releasing the second tranche next year.
Portable Generator Reminders
Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open. Place generators so that exhaust fumes can't enter the home through window, doors or other openings. Make sure to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home following manufacturer's instructions. Turn off generator and let it cool down before refueling. Never refuel a generator while it is hot.
Looking for a Home Exercise Class?
Cardio, Core & More offers fitness for older adults with exercises designed to increase cardio and muscular strength, flexibility and resistance training.

Classes are taught using Zoom and take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday normally at 11:00 am. If interested, please e-mail Corinne Thygeson at [email protected].
Under the Fair Housing Act, the Borough is required to post a Midpoint document. Click on the following to link to view the Midpoint Report and Monitoring Form.
New Jersey American Water wants customers to know their water is safe to drink. All the company’s water systems meet or surpass all water quality standards, including those set for lead.
The Department of Environmental Protection and officials in the Two Rivers region of northeastern Monmouth County are encouraging the public to identify buildings and other facilities in their communities that should be part of focused flood-resiliency planning efforts.
Recycling Guide
Monmouth County Recycling has published a new “Resident’s Recycling Guide” booklet. It contains a vast amount of recycling information. Copies are available in Borough Hall and the Library.
The Little Silver Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, which has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.
Do not give any information to unsolicited phone callers at any time. Please click below for more information.
The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary program open to all citizens with disabilities or special needs who reside, attend school, or are employed in Monmouth County.
For more information or to register you or a family member in this valuable program, please go to www.MCSNRNJ.org or call 732-431-6400 ext. 1188.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Officer Peter Gibson at the Little Silver Police Department at 732-747-5900.
Reminder: Report Power Outages to JCPL
1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
or click “Report Outage” link at www.jcp-l.com
Employment Opportunity: Relief Crossing Guards
Apply in person at Little Silver Police Department, 480 Prospect Avenue.
Borough of Little Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Taxes can now be paid online by clicking on the blue tab "Pay Taxes Online" on the left menu bar. Please note, convenience fees apply, as listed on the payment page.

May 2022

Party planning, ticks, plastic bags, a budget, a parade and more – the news items are varied, as Little Silver abounds with energy this May.

First, with a little over a year to go, the town is actively planning its 100th birthday celebration.

I mention that right up front, because the second organizational meeting is being held on May 11th at the Woman’s Club at 7 p.m. All who have an interest are welcome.

The endeavor is in the capable hands of Councilwoman Stephanie Brannagan, who has set up Twitter, Instagram, andFacebook accounts (@littlesilver100, @littlesilver100th, and Little Silver 100th Anniversary, respectively). Like and share and tag, please.

We don’t want to leave anyone out, so spread the word and come on out to help plan our little get-together! If you can’t make it, please email [email protected]. The big day is scheduled for June 24, 2023, with a rain date of June 25.

Next, most know that Little Silver helped lead the movement away from disposable plastic bags, straws, and polystyrene with a ban, developed in consultation with our businesses and Environmental Commission, way back in the pre-pandemic era.

Now, the State of New Jersey has enacted an even more stringent ban. Starting May 4, retail stores, grocery stores and food services state-wide may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products.

Single–use paper carryout bags may be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2,500 square feet (which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags). After November 4, 2022, plastic straws may be provided only upon request.

Please check our website, littlesilver.org, for a post with more specific information and a set of answers to frequently asked questions. As with the inception of recycling many years ago, this may take some getting used to, but pretty soon we’ll all be toting our reusable bags – when I last checked, some were still available free of charge at Borough Hall.

As to the ticks, this is tick season, so after enjoying our walking trails, fields, and parks, please remember to check yourself, the little ones, and pets for these parasites.

If you have questions or want to get a tick tested for disease, our County Commissioners have posted lots of information and answers to frequently asked questions on their website. Go to co.monmouth.nj.us, and search on ‘ticks’ in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Looking back briefly, it was great to see the turnout for the Easter Egg Hunt (thanks to our recreation department and the Little Silver PBA), and the crowds at the ball fieldsfor the start of the spring rec season in April.

Likewise, we enjoyed the talk in April by Monmouth County historian Randy Gabriellan as the Parker Homestead returned to in-person events and regular Sunday openings. Please keep an eye out in this newsletter and elsewhere for additional events this month and into the future – and for the start of an apple orchard on the historic property.

 And in a last April event, the Borough Council held a public hearing and ultimately passed the 2022 budget. The bottom line: the overall municipal purposes increase (the only portion of your tax bill over which the governing body has control) is only 2.62 percent, or $207,475.12, and is $599,201 under the two-percent tax levy cap.

That means that, with the overall increase in property valuation, the municipal purposes tax rate will decrease this year from .441 in 2021 to .421 in 2022, meaning that a house valued at $760,000 will see a tax decrease of $152.35 if its valuation remained the same, or if the value increased at the average rate, an increase of about $82.00.

Please remember that your municipal tax rate is just about a quarter of your yearly tax bill; because the school and county (making up more than two thirds your tax bill) have not yet passed their budgets, the overall tax rate is not yet known.

Again this year, savings in the municipal budget were attributable to smart departmental spending, shared services on equipment and certain borough operations, and dollar-for-dollar reimbursement of our COVID-related expenses (through Monmouth County and the CARES Act).

And speaking of folks who help keep our budget balanced,here is a suggestion to help out our volunteer first responders: if you own or are aware of a home slated for demolition, please consider contacting our all-volunteer Little Silver Fire Department to offer the home for a live drill before it is demolished. The LSFD trains weekly, and always benefits by being able to use a real home for training and drills. If you’re not sure who to contact, email me and I’ll get you to the right person.

Finally, please remember our Library as the weather warms up. Among other things, we’re looking at sprucing up the wifi-enabled patio with a pergola and some attention to the patio itself. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a book, or to use a laptop, phone, or other device al fresco.

In closing, as we approach Memorial Day, please remember our men and women in uniform, and especially the young men from Little Silver who lost their lives in battle: Richard L.J. Conner and Henry G. Woodruff in World War I; John R. Toomey, a paratrooper killed during the Rhine jump in World War II; Tom Firth, who died in a gun battle in South Vietnam in 1965; Jordi Grez, who was killed by an IED in Iraq in 2005; and Tinker Dorn of Shrewsbury, killed by sniper fire in South Vietnam, and whose brother Dan, a Little Silver resident for many years and a U.S. Marine, assists in our ceremony.

And of course, please come to our Memorial Day parade, stepping off at 8:30 on Memorial Day, culminating in our Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park. We hope to see you there.

On behalf of the governing body, we wish you smooth sailing through spring. As always, please call borough hall with any concerns, or contact me directly by calling my home phone at (732) 576-8595, or emailing me at [email protected].

 

Important Covid-19 Information - July 29, 2021

Dear Health Commissioners / Township / Borough / Village Administrators and Managers, 

I hope you all remain well and safe at this reading and continue to enjoy our NJ Summer.

COVID case activity in Monmouth and our towns has significantly increased since my last writing. The CDC has highlighted Monmouth County as an area of high COVID activity. The Governor and State Health Commissioner having confirmed most of NJ as having increased COVID activity, strongly recommend the masking of individuals again who are indoors in public spaces. We are back in high COVID Case Rate of 10.19 per 100,000 people. We are still in a Moderate COVID Activity Level Index (CALI), fortunately. We are concerned as the Delta variant has become the prominent COVID-19 variant at 74% in New Jersey.

I ask that all of you encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID, get tested if you have symptoms of COVID (even if fully vaccinated), wear masks if indoors in public spaces (even if fully vaccinated). I strongly recommend that all of the K-12 schools should return to masking for Summer School and for the Fall as well as businesses. We were hoping for a different outcome as we increase vaccinations but the level of COVID vaccine hesitancy and those not eligible to get vaccinated yet has contributed to some of the current surge. We do have vaccination clinics planned for August and September to help get more people vaccinated but we are moving again into challenging times where we need everyone’s help in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We continue to vaccinate the homebound by way of our agreement with the VNA of Central Jersey. We are currently reaching out to Long-Term Care facilities, Schools, Monmouth University, and restaurants. As a COVID vaccine provider, we are also scheduling people interested in getting the COVID vaccine at our office in Tinton Falls. Please call (732) 493-9520. I am confident that we can reduce the COVID-19 activity if we all work together.

We can win this battle!

Yours in Health,
David A. Henry
Health Officer

Church of the Nativity Health Fair, August 11, 2021 (pdf)
Monmouth University Clinic, August 4, 2021 (pdf) 


Covid Vaccine Location Info

Please note that the following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately.

Monmouth County has many COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to book right now for this week at Brookdale Community College. Vaccine appointments are available for residents who are 18 years old or older and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna vaccine, which is not approved for anyone under the age of 18. To schedule an appointment, go to  www.visitmonmouth.com  or click here:  https://bit.ly/3xmZelt

If you or someone you know is homebound, please call the Monmouth County Administrator’s office at 732-431-7384 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

Little Silver Municipal Court
480 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739
(Located in the LIttle Silver Municipal Building)
Contact the Court at [email protected]
Tele. 732-842-3881
Fax 732-842-9271
 

James E. Berube Jr., Judge
Janice Swaggerty, Court Administrator


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2022 Court Dates

Until further notice all Court Dates are Virtual
Court Starts At 9:00 am

Thursday, January 6 Thursday, January 20
Thursday,  February 3 Thursday,  February 17
Thursday,  March 3 Thursday, March17
Thursday, April 7 Thursday,  April 21
Thursday, May 5 Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 2 Thursday, June 16
Thursday, July 7 Thursday, July 21
Thursday, August 4 Thursday, August 18
Thursday, September 1          Thursday, September 15
Thursday, October 6 Thursday, October 20
Thursday, November 3 Thursday, November 17
Thursday, December 1 Thursday, December 15
 

 


Directions to Little Silver Municipal CourtFrom Garden State Parkway, exit 109:
Follow Route 520 EAST (Newman Springs Road)
for 2.7 miles.

         
    Turn RIGHT onto BROAD ST / NJ-35.  
   
    Turn LEFT onto WHITE ROAD.  
   
    Turn RIGHT onto BRANCH AVENUE.  
   
    Turn LEFT onto MARKHAM PLACE.  
   
    Turn LEFT onto PROSPECT AVE.
       
    End at 480 Prospect Ave
Little Silver, NJ 07739-1430
       
  DO NOT PARK IN BANK PARKING LOT

 

 

 
Recycling
Garbage Collection
Brush & Leaves Disposal

Trash Collection Schedule
Zone 1 - Monday & Thursday
Zone 2 - Tuesday & Friday

Trash is to be placed to the curb the night before a scheduled pick up.

Three (3) bulk Items are allowed on the 2nd pick up of the week. Only furniture and carpeting are allowed for bulk pick up.  All other items must go to the Monmotuh County Reycling Center.

Check here for information regarding recycling, garbage collection, and brush and leaf disposal