Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas !!!

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas. Thanks to everyone for their support with this site!! One day very soon when life gets back to normal on the island it will be dedicated to IBSP fishing reports again. Until then be safe, be merry and believe , Jersey strong!!!!

Extended hours of access to Seaside Park

Borough Access
Starting today entrance to the borough for residents and contractors will be granted between the hours of 7 AM and 4 PM. In the interest of safety and security of our residents the 4 PM curfew will be strictly enforced by the Seaside Park Police Department and the New Jersey State Police. There will be no exceptions. We understand any frustration you may be feeling with the continued limited access to the borough but the 4PM curfew will give our officers the necessary time to ensure the borough is secure before dusk. The criteria previously posted on this site for obtaining a residential re-entry sticker or a contractor’s entry work permit is still in effect. At this time there is no reason for anyone to remain on the barrier island past 4pm except essential emergency personnel. Violations of the 4PM curfew will result in loss of access to the borough or the issuance of a summons.

New dates for seaside park Gas restoration

***New Dates*** Re-Activation of the Gas Service to Seaside Park
December 7, 2012
New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will be working on sections of the barrier island, moving in a north to south direction, town by town, to make critical repairs to their system.

Temporary closure for repair work

NJNG is prepared to re-activate the gas service on the barrier island. In order to do so, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) must follow a protocol of charging the gas lines with low-pressure, checking for leaks, and then raising the pressure slowly, again checking for leaks. As each area is activated, the gas company will continue to move south on the barrier island. Based on the phasing plan provided by the gas company, the barrier island in Seaside Park will be closed to traffic on December 13th and 14th.

In order to activate the gas lines, NJNG cannot allow any source of ignition in the area, such as cars. As a result, in order to insure an expeditious and safe re-activation, the entire area must be closed off. There will be no access to Seaside Park unless NJNG authorizes permission to enter a specific area on December 13th and 14th.

According to the NJNG website, a spokesperson for the company has issued the following statement:

“As soon as an area has been successfully re-pressurized, a second team will begin meter rebuilds for that area. This will take place in Seaside Park after December 14th. Once a meter has been re-established and you see a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag on the customer gas valve just past your meter, your home’s natural gas service may be turned on by your qualified technician after it is determined your natural gas equipment is safe to operate. The New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag must be filled out and returned to the Seaside Park Code Enforcement Office located at 10 Allen Street, Toms River.”

“Barring unforeseen conditions that may delay our work, we anticipate restoring natural gas service by the end of December to all of our customers whose homes have not sustained such major damage that we cannot safely restore their service.”

“If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. DO NOT light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK (1-800-427-5325).”

Any questions regarding gas activation should be directed to the New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) at http://www.njng.com or their customer service department at 1-800-221-0051.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

Natural Gas restoration plan for Seaside Park NJ

Natural Gas Restoration
December 4, 2012
The New Jersey Natural Gas Company today advised borough officials that they plan to begin testing their natural gas lines within the borough of Seaside Park tentatively on the dates of December 15th and 16th. The testing process involves the energizing of gas mains and services with pressurized natural gas. During these dates re-entry to the borough by residents and contractors will not be permitted due to safety concerns. Only essential emergency workers will be allowed in the borough on those dates to assist in the re-energizing process. We recognize this is a major inconvenience, but this step is necessary to ensure public safety while this work is performed. As soon as an area has been successfully re-pressurized, a second team will begin meter rebuilds for that area. This will take place in Seaside Park after December 16th. Once a meter has been re-established and you see a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag on the customer gas valve just past your meter, your home’s natural gas service may be turned on by your qualified technician after it is determined your natural gas equipment is safe to operate. The New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) Official Tag must be filled out and returned to the Seaside Park Code Enforcement Office located at10 Allen Street,TomsRiver.

Barring unforeseen conditions that may delay our work, we anticipate restoring natural gas service by the end of December to all of our customers whose homes have not sustained such major damage that we cannot safely restore their service.

If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. DO NOT light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK (1-800-427-5325).

Any questions regarding gas activation should be directed to the New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) at http://www.njng.com or their customer service department at 1-800-221-0051.

Remember the dates of December 15th and 16th are tentative. If any problems are encountered in the northern beach areas that require extra time to address, our tentative dates will change. Please visit this website often as we get closer to that time frame.